Not Your Grandma’s Oatmeal: The Ultimate Breakfast Fuel

This oatmeal recipe combines carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats for a balanced meal that will keep you going through an energetic day or workout.

Eat for the day that you are having. That’s our motto. For the days that you are going to be hitting the gym hard or getting 15k+ steps exploring a new city, you need to fuel your muscles and cells with carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. Having balanced meals like this one will keep you feeling satisfied and energized for the day, without the blood sugar spikes and crashes. 

Ingredient spotlight of key benefits: 

While oats contain carbohydrates, they also contain fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins, making them a good option even for someone who is watching how many carbohydrates they eat. Collagen has been shown to promote healthy joints, hair, nails, and skin as well as being a source of protein. Ground flax seed is a source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Ceylon cinnamon balances blood sugar, olive oil promotes heart health, and cranberries and strawberries add extra fiber, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties.


  • ½ cup classic rolled oats
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 2 scoops protein powder 
  • 2 scoops collagen 
  • 5 grams creatine
  • 1 teaspoon cacao
  • Handful cranberries
  • 3 chopped strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons ground flax
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • A dash of ground ginger
  • A dash of Ceylon cinnamon
  • Sweetener of choice (we like stevia or monkfruit)


  • Add almond milk to a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium high heat
  • Reduce to medium low heat and add oats 
  • Stir well and cook for several minutes until 70% of the liquid is absorbed 
  • Put cooked oats in a bowl and add protein powder, collagen, creatine, cacao, flax, olive oil, ground ginger, cinnamon, and sweetener of choice
  • Mix well and top with cranberries, strawberries, and pumpkin seeds
  • Eat, wait about 30 minutes, and then you are ready to crush that workout.


  1. Dear Taylor:
    Will you move in with me and make oatmeal every morning so I can survive…..please. It sounds great but as you know I will never get the ingrediants or cook it. #sad

  2. Most collagen additives are made from bones and animal hides/skins. It appears that creatine powder is also an animal byproduct.
    The longest living Loma Linda residents are vegetarian or vegan, which to my thinking, proves that it’s entirely unnecessary to slaughter animals to live a healthy, long life.


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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.


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