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Protein Packed Porridge

Updated: May 28

Ladies, it's time to elevate the boring (and mostly nutritionally devoid) bowl of oatmeal. I learned how to make this marvelous breakfast from my sister, a midwife who is passionate about prenatal/postpartum nutrition. Pssst....we discuss in detail your nutrition needs in depth in our Intentional Birth childbirth course.


Your protein needs in the 1st and 2nd trimester are about 80 grams/day. And then in the 3rd trimester you need 100-120 grams/day. Meeting those daily needs can sometimes be challenging, let's make it easy with this tasty breakfast. It's simple, takes about 5 minutes to make, and you can feel free to put your own twist on it.


SERVING SIZE: 2 (so you have enough for the next day as well!)


INGREDIENTS

  • 2/3 c. old fashioned oats (12 g protein)---we love One Degree because they soak and sprout their oats, which helps eliminate anti-nutrients called phytates that block the absorption of nutrients

  • 1/8-1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 1/2 c. whole milk (12 g. protein), or almond milk (6 g protein)

  • 4 eggs, cracked (24 g protein)

  • 2 TBS beef gelatin (22 g protein)---we love Great Lakes brand

  • 2 scoops Collagen (19 . protein)---we love Vital Proteins brand

  • 15-20 drops of Stevia, or 1 -2 TBS maple syrup or honey

  • 1 avocado, scooped (optional but awesome)

  • 1-2 TBS MCT oil or coconut oil (optional but awesome)


Additional add-ins that will take the protein count over the top:

  • flax seeds

  • chia

  • hemp hearts

  • cream


DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium saucepan stir together oats, milk, and salt. Bring to a boil then turn heat to low and cook until creamy.

  2. While the oats are cooking measure the remaining ingredients into the blender.

  3. When oats are finished cooking, add them to the blender full of ingredients and blend well.

  4. Top with a pat of butter and whatever else your heart desires.


One serving of this incredible porridge will give you 41.5 g of protein---woohoo!!! That's almost half your daily needs in the third trimester. Talk about starting your day off right!


If you'd like to know how you can nourish your body to grow a beautiful baby and avoid pregnancy and birth complications, come join us at Intentional Birth.




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