Strawberry & White Chocolate Protein Oats

Strawberry & white chocolate bring a touch of indulgence to this bowl of high protein oats. This balanced breakfast is a delightfully tasty start to any day.

Sweet juicy strawberries combined with creamy white chocolate make this tasty but surprisingly balanced bowl of high protein oats. Whilst chocolate for breakfast is definitely not the healthiest option, when paired with high fibre fruit & oats, nourishing nut butter and a scoop of protein powder, it’s a great occasional treat for breakfast or brunch. Although this might be a healthy lifestyle website, there should always be room for enjoyment and fun in our food, workouts and lives. Balance is key in nearly every element in life, including your diet – that’s why I occasionally throw a cheeky ingredient onto my plate!

As a child strawberries were one of my favourite fruits. I fondly remember picking and eating strawberries in the early summer in the Kent countryside. Although many summers and years have past, I still love strawberries. They are a deliciously sweet, vibrant and some would even say romantic fruit. Nutritionally-wise strawberries like most berries are a low calorie and nutrient dense.They are high in fibre and antioxidants as well as good source of potassium, manganese, folic acid, vitamin C & K. I used both frozen and fresh strawberries in this recipe. Using frozen fruit in oats and yoghurt bowl is a great alternative to fresh because not only are frozen fruit convenient to store, they are usually a lot cheaper and equally as nutritious as they’re fresh counterparts.

As you can imagine, strawberries and white chocolate are a match made in heaven. The silky smooth creamy taste of white chocolate, perfectly complements the sweet succulent strawberries. Although white chocolate contains quite a bit of calcium, it’s also calorically dense and high in saturated fat. Therefore I only used a small amount in this recipe to add a hint of the white chocolate flavour to the oatmeal. To make this breakfast healthier you could use no added sugar white chocolate.

As I previously mentioned in the Cherry Bakewell Protein Oat recipe, I like to prep my oats overnight. I find this method speed up the cooking time in the morning but also means you can have the oats cold as well. However you can still throw this recipe together in the morning, by cooking a bit longer on the hob or microwave and mixing the protein in afterwards. I hope you enjoy this Strawberry & White Chocolate Protein Oats recipe and if you are a fan of protein oats, check out more fun recipes here.

Yield: 1 bowl

Strawberry & White Chocolate Protein Oats

Strawberry & White Chocolate Protein Oats

Strawberry & white chocolate bring a touch of indulgence to this bowl of high protein oats. This balanced breakfast is a delightfully tasty start to any day.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

Strawberry Oats

  • 45g oats*
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein**
  • 200ml milk of choice
  • 15g white chocolate (chips, chunks or shaved chocolate)
  • 75g frozen strawberries

Toppings

  • 1-2 strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • more white chocolate chips or chocolate truffle
  • optional: flaked almonds, nut butter, chia seeds

Instructions

Overnight Method

This is my favourite method of making protein oats as the oats cook really quickly in the microwave in the morning. I also find that whey protein really combine well this way.

  1. Combine oats and protein powder in a bowl.
  2. Add milk, chocolate chips and frozen strawberries to a blender or food processor. Blend until you have a smooth consistency.
  3. Mix the strawberry-milk into the bowl with oats. Stir until well combined. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
  4. Heat in microwave for 1-2 mins or until heated through. Add more milk or water if the consistency gets too thick.
  5. Serve the oats with strawberries, white chocolate and/or toppings of your choice


Stovetop Method

  1. Add milk, chocolate chips and frozen strawberries to a blender or food processor. Blend until you have a smooth consistency.
  2. Add oats and strawberry-milk to a saucepan and simmer on a medium heat for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Once oats are cooked, remove from heat and allow to slightly cool before adding protein powder.
  4. Serve the oats with strawberries, white chocolate and/or toppings of your choice

    Notes

    *I love jumbo oats because I love they have texture they create in porridge. But normal steel cut or quick oats will probably work just as well.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    1 bowl

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 581Total Fat: 17gCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 38g

    Nutrition information is based on the exact core ingredients (not optional toppings) and quantities used to create the recipe which can be used to estimate calorie and macronutrient content of similar recreations.

    Nayomi Pennant
    I’m an utter foodie who is passionate about wellbeing, health & fitness. I created Her Food and Fitness to share delicious nutritious recipes & feasible fun fitness advice for women. My mission is to provide women with food and fitness advice on how to lose fat, build lean muscle and stay healthy.