Porridge is a traditional dish rich in history and nutrition, loved in many cultures for its simplicity and versatility. Originating in British culture, it has spread throughout the world taking on different variations and adaptations. Today, on the Wana's blog, we want to focus on how to enrich this ancient recipe with a modern twist: the protein porridge. Ideal for anyone looking for a healthy and hearty meal to start the day, this guide will show you how to make a protein porridgecombining taste and well-being.

Ingredients for protein porridge

The basis for an excellent protein porridge starts with a few simple ingredients:

  • Oat flakeschoose wholegrain flakes for a complete fibre supply.
  • Milk or a vegetable alternativeTo increase the protein content, consider high-protein milk or soya milk. (You can also consider making a variant with Greek yoghurt, which is creamier and does not need to be heated - perfect for summer!)
  • Protein powderavailable in various forms such as whey, casein, or vegetable options (peas, rice, hemp), choose according to your dietary preferences and tastes.
  • Fresh or dried fruit, nuts, seedsto add flavour, texture and nutrients.
  • Wana Creamadd a special finishing touch, a spoonful of delicious spreadable cream protein available in two flavours: Gianduia or Pistachio.

How to make protein porridge: procedure

  1. Cooking oats: start by cooking the flakes ofoats with milk or the vegetable alternative of your choice. Use a ratio of about 1:2 (one part oats to two parts liquid) and simmer, stirring frequently until the oats soften and the porridge reaches the desired consistency.
  2. Addition of proteinsOnce the oats are cooked, remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for a moment. Then, incorporate the protein powder, stirring well to avoid lumps.
  3. Customisationit's time to unleash your creativity! Add your favourite fruit, nuts, seeds or a spoonful of nut butter to further enrich your porridge in terms of both flavour and nutritional value. 
  4. Serveyour porridge is ready! Eat it hot, with a decorative spoonful of Wana Creamfor added protein value and, above all, sweetness!

Do you know how to calculate the protein needs of your body? Read our article to find out how!

Tips for a perfect protein porridge

  • Varies ingredientsDon't be afraid to experiment with different types of milk, protein powder and additives to find the combination you prefer.
  • Attention to proportions: by adding protein powder, you may need to adjust the amount of liquid to maintain the desired consistency.
  • Night preparationFor a quick breakfast, prepare the porridge the night before. The oats will absorb the liquids overnight, creating a creamy texture ready to heat up and enjoy in the morning.

With these simple steps and tips in your morning routine, you can enjoy a meal that is not only delicious and nutrient-rich but also perfectly aligned with your health and fitness goals.

Why choose protein porridge?

Eating traditional porridge is already a great start to the day, as it provides complex carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals. However, the addition of proteins increases its nutritional value, promoting satiety, muscle support and recovery after training. This is why protein porridge has become a favourite snack among athletes, those following a controlled diet, or simply those looking for a richer, more satisfying breakfast.

Healthy alternatives to protein porridge

If you are looking for healthy and nutritious alternatives to protein porridge to start your day with energy, there are several options that can satisfy your palate and nutritional needs. 

A first alternative is the Greek yoghurt with fresh fruit and a teaspoon of honeyThis option combines high-quality protein, natural carbohydrates and a touch of sweetness, providing a balanced and easily customisable meal.

For lovers of saltier flavours, the poached eggs on a bed of vegetables green leafy vegetables are a choice rich in protein and essential micronutrients, ideal for those seeking a complete and satisfying meal. Another delicious alternative are the banana and oat pancakesprepared with simple and natural ingredients, which provide long-term energy without weighing you down. Finally, for those who don't give up dessert but are looking for healthy options, a avocado and cocoa mousse can offer a delicious taste experience, enriched with good fats, fibre and antioxidants.

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These alternatives are tasty and versatile solutions for varying your breakfast, always keeping it healthy and tasty!




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