This recipe combines fresh bananas and coconut milk. Packed with anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal agents, coconut milk is not only delicious; it’s also very good for you. If you like the taste of piña coladas, you’ll love this oatmeal recipe!
3 min Preparation Time
10 min Cooking Time
Low-fat milk or almond milk, 1 cup
Coconut milk, ¼ cup
Large flake oats, ½ cup
Water, ¼ cup
Vanilla protein (equal to 25 g protein), 1
Banana (sliced), ½
| per serving|| large|| small|
| Calories (k/cal)|| 523.1|| 261.6|
| Fat (g)|| 16.7|| 8.3|
| Saturated (g)|| 11.5|| 5.7|
| Monounsaturated (g) || 1.4|| 0.7|
| Polyunsaturated (g)|| 1.2|| 0.6|
| Omega-3 (g) || 0.3|| 0.1|
| Omega-6 (g)|| 0.9|| 0.5|
| Carbohydrates (g)|| 53.9|| 26.9|
| Fibre (g)|| 6.1|| 3.1|
| Sugars (g)|| 14.0|| 7.0|
| Protein (g) || 39.4|| 19.7|
In a small pot bring milk and coconut milk to a boil over medium heat. Add the oats. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until milk is absorbed (approximately 7-10 minutes), stirring occasionally. Combine ¼ cup of water with protein in a separate bowl. Mix with a fork until protein is dissolved. For a smoother consistency, mix powder with water in blender or food processor and blend until protein is dissolved. Pour protein mixture and bananas over oatmeal and serve. Serves 2 large or 4 small.
Variations and options
If you like your oatmeal softer, add 2-4 tablespoons of extra water to the pot before adding oats. If you are lactose intolerant or wish to avoid dairy, replace the 1 cup of milk with 1 cup of water and ½ scoop of protein powder or 1 cup of almond milk. Alternatively, you can substitute with non-cow’s-milk dairy (e.g. goat’s milk, yogurt). For a creamier mixture, instead of mixing the protein with ¼ cup of water, try combining the protein with ¼ cup of apple sauce or yogurt. If you’d like your oatmeal to be infused with banana flavour, add ½ cup of mashed banana once the oatmeal has simmered for 5 minutes. Then continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes or so.
*Recipe from Gourmet Nutrition: The Cookbook for the Fit Food Lover, from our partners Precision Nutrition.