In the mornings I generally have chocolate whey protein powder with milk and oatmeal. I like my oatmeal old school style so I make it with whole oats on the stove with water and a some raisins thrown in for a bit of sweet. It is a yummy breakfast and it fills me up. So this morning, I thought, I can cut out the milk (minus about 100 calories-yeah!) and just put the whey powder directly into the oatmeal which will make a lovely warm chocolate concoction that still has protein and and oats.
So into the pan all the ingredients went. I added in some extra water to account for the extra dry ingredients and started cooking it. It smelled lovely – kinda like hot chocolate cooking. I was all excited and then I started eating it. It tasted awful, well maybe not entirely awful, but as I worked my way through the bowl (cause I wasn’t going to waste it!) it become more and more chalky and gross in consistency. So to all of you out there that think putting protein powder in oatmeal is a wonderful idea, I strongly recommend against it! Now I am off to wash the taste of it out of my mouth!