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Porridge, Oats and Protein Balls

Try some of the best protein smoothie and smoothie bowl recipes. 

Vitimum Original protein powder is dairy free, gluten free and breastfeeding friendly. 

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Sleepless Overnight Oats

What’s different about the overnight Oats.. you don’t need to wait overnight to eat them! Perfect for those who are too tired to prep for breakfast at night and too hungry to wait to eat in the morning! 

Ingredients

2/3 of a cup of dairy free milk
Rolled oats 2 scoops (using Vitimum scoop)
1 scoop of Vitimum Original
1 teaspoon of peanut/almond butter
1 teaspoon of honey/maple syrup (optional)
1 teaspoon of Vanilla essence (optional)

    Toppings 

     Shredded coconut or almond flakes (optional)
    1/2 sliced banana (optional) 

      Method 

      1. Mix all ingredients together, and then add your favourite toppings. If you prefer things less sweet, opt out of the honey and/or vanilla essence. 

       

      Apple Crumble Protein Porridge 

      Ingredients

      butter or coconut oil, 1 tablespoon
      2 apples, peeled and diced
      raisins, 2-3 tablespoons
      honey or maple syrup (optional) 2 tablespoons 
      ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon
      rolled oats 2 scoops (using Vitimum scoop)
      1 scoop of Vitimum
      Milk or water 2 ½ cups

        Toppings 

         Granola (optional)
        Blueberries 

          Method 

          1. Heat butter/coconut oil in a medium-sized pot on medium heat. Add apples, raisins/sultanas and cinnamon and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes until apples and raisins are just starting to soften. Add honey/maple syrup and toss with apples and raisins to coat.
          1. Add rolled oats, water and and bring to a gentle boil, for about 2 mins. Add 1 scoop of Vitimum Original, and mix in well. Add more water/ milk if mixture gets too thick.

          To serve, pour into bowl, top with crunchy granola and blueberries.

          Apple & Cinnamon Porridge

          When the weather starts to get cold, it's always nice to eat something warm for breakfast, and this apple and cinnamon porridge hits just the right spot! Adding half of scoop of Vitimum gives it that extra protein boost to fill and fuel you. 

          Ingredients

          1/2 Apple (diced)

          1 handful of sultanas

          1/2 scoop of Vitimum Original

          1/2 cup of rolled oats

          100mls of your favourite milk (we used oat)

          Pinch of Cinnamon

           

          Method

          1. Simmer the apples and sultanas in hot water for 2-3 minutes or until the apples are soft. Then add the 1/2 cup of oats, mix well. Once oats are added and mixed in well, add approx 100mls of coconut milk. Simmer the oats for a further minute and then add the 1/2 scoop (1 tablespoon) of Vitimum Original. 
          2. Mix well, transfer to a bowl, top with cinnamon and enjoy while warm - that's the tricky part Mama!



          Banana & Honey Porridge 

          Who doesn't love a warm porridge on a cold rainy day! This banana porridge is packed with all the Vitimum goodness and is guaranteed to fill you up! Plus it is so easy to make, your partner can make it for you - hint hint!

          5 Ingredients

           1 Cup of Rolled Porridge Oats
          250mls of Milk (of your choice, we used Oat)
          1 Scoop of Vitimum Original
          1/2 Banana
          Dash of honey

          Method

          1. In a small pan, add 1 cup of rolled oats and half of the milk. Leave to simmer for 1 minute on moderate heat. Add the 1/2 banana and stir well. 
          2. After the oats have been simmering for 1-2 minutes, add 1 scoop of Vitimum Original and the remaining milk. Stir well and transfer to  a bowl. 
          3. Top with a dash of honey (optional) and enjoy! 

           

          Chocolate Porridge

          Who said you shouldn't eat chocolate for breakfast? Don't let the name confuse you, this chocolate porridge is actually good for you, rich in all the Vitimum goodness and will keep you fuelled for your busy day!

          4 Ingredients

           1 Cup of Rolled Porridge Oats
          275mls of Milk (of your choice, we used coconut)
          1 Scoop of Vitimum Original
          1 tablespoon of chocolate powder 

          Method

          1. In a small pan, add 1 cup of rolled oats and 200mls of the milk. Leave to simmer for 1-2 minute on moderate heat. Add the Chocolate powder and stir well. 
          2. After the oats have been simmering for 1-2 minutes, add 1 scoop of Vitimum Original and the remaining milk (75mls). Stir well and transfer to  a bowl. 
          3. Add your favourite toppings and enjoy! 

          Chocolate Porridge

           

          Pumpkin Spiced Porridge 

          Yes, it's that time of year, where pumpkin is everywhere! So, we have made a delicious Vitimum porridge recipe for you. 

          Ingredients

          1 cup of Porridge Oats 

          1 scoop of Vitimum Original

          2 tablespoons of Pumpkin Puree

          275mls of your favourite Milk 

          Pinch of All Spice, Cinnamon & Nutmeg 

          Dash of Maple Syrup, Pecans or Walnuts (optional) 

          Method

          1. In a small pan, add 1 cup of rolled oats and 200mls of the milk. Leave to simmer for 1-2 minute on moderate heat. Add the All Spice, Cinnamon & Nutmeg.  
          2. After the oats have been simmering for 1-2 minutes, add 2 tablespoons of Pumpkin Puree. Mix well. Then add 1 scoop of Vitimum Original and the remaining milk (75mls). Stir well and transfer to  a bowl. 
          3. Add a dash of Maple syrup (optional) and top with pecans and/or walnuts to add a tasty crunch.  

          pumpkin spiced porridge

          Date & Coconut Balls 

          These Date and Coconut balls will add a little tropical delight to your day. Best kept in the freezer, and can be enjoyed anytime of day. Fun fact - Dates are a great pre-labour snack, as they help dilate the cervix, so perfect for any expecting mummy!

          5 Ingredients

          1 Scoop of Vitimum Original
          100 grams of pitted Medjool dates (approx 15 dates)
          1/3 cup of almond meal 
          60mls of liquid (milk or water)
          Shredded coconut (for coating)

          Method.

          Mix all items together in a food processor until smooth. Batter should be soft and sticky - if dry, add some more liquid or dates.  
          Roll into small bite sized balls. Store in the freezer and consume within 2 weeks.

           


          Oat Protein Balls

          These are a no bake, oat protein balls.
          Perfect afternoon pick me up for a sensitive tummy, or a busy mummy! Fun fact, for breastfeeding Mummas - Oats are a galactagoue, so can help increase milk supply.

          5 Ingredients

          1 scoop Vitimum Original 
          1 cup of Oats
          2 generous scoops of your favourite nut butter (we like Pip and Nut)
          40-60 mils of your favourite milk
          handful of chocolate chips

          Method

          Blend everything except the chocolate chips in the blender.  Mixture should be soft and sticky (if very watery, add some more oats and blend more). 
          Add chocolate chips, and roll into small bite sized balls.
          Makes approx. 10-12 balls. Store in an airtight container, and refrigerate or freeze. Consume within 3 days (2 weeks if frozen).
           
          Oat Protein Balls

          Apricot Delight

          Apricots are rich in iron and fibre, so great for pregnancy, as your iron stores can get depleted. 
           

          5 Ingredients 

          2 handfuls of cashew nuts (100 grams)
          1 scoop Vitimum original
          1 cup of dried apricots (100 grams)
          60mls of milk or water

          Shredded coconut, for dipping. 

          Makes: approx 20 balls. 

          Method

          Mix all items together in your food processor/blender. Roll into small balls, and dip into shredded coconut.
          Store in the fridge or freezer and consume within 1 week.
          Protein balls

          Hazelnut & Almond

          Perfect little feel good guilt free version of a truffle. Enjoy with tea, coffee, or to settle a sweet craving! 

          6 Ingredients

          1 Scoop of Vitimum Original
          1 spoon Hazelnut spread
          1 Spoon Almond butter
          1 cup of almond meal 
          70mls of liquid (milk or water)
          Chia seeds  (Optional - for coating)
          Makes approx 20. 

          Method

          Mix all items together in a food processor until smooth. Batter should be soft and sticky.   
          Roll into small bite sized balls. Dip in to Chia seeds for that extra truffle like crunch. 
          Store in the freezer and consume within 2 weeks.

           

           Nutella Protein balls

           
          Cinnamon Protein Balls 

          These tasty cinnamon protein balls are super easy to make, dairy free, gluten free and high in protein. Perfect afternoon snack or pick me up! 

          Ingredients

          1/2 cup of Rolled Oats 

          1 scoop of Vitimum Original

          2 tablespoons of Almond meal 

          1 tablespoon of Cinnamon 

          2 tablespoons of Almond butter

          1 tablespoon of Maple syrup

          70mls of Water

          Method 

          Mix all items except the water in a food processor or strong blender. Once mixed well, add the 70mls of water.

          Roll into bit sized balls. Makes approx 15-18 balls. Store in the freezer and consume within 2 weeks.