Need a delicious post-workout meal that takes minutes to make? This high-protein porridge is the answer.
Speedy eating doesn’t have to mean a slice of plain toast or cold meal-prepped chicken – you can get the good stuff in with just minutes to spare. This chocolate, banana and tahini porridge from our new recipe series, Strong Bites, is proof.
Oats and bananas are the perfect carb sources for time-poor exercisers to top up their knackered energy levels. Getting a protein hit is also essential post-workout, and the high-protein milk and yoghurt are boosted even further with a scoop of chocolate protein powder to support muscle recovery while adding a sweet and satisfying taste. The dollop of tahini is the winner though, giving a gorgeously nutty flavour and a hit of fatty-acids that help reduce muscle inflammation.
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Chocolate, banana and tahini porridge
Cooking time: 10 minutes
For the porridge:
½ cup oats (50g)
2 tablespoons chocolate protein powder
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 cup (240ml) milk
1/3 cup (90g) Greek yoghurt
1 tablespoon tahini
Place all the porridge ingredients into a bowl (if cooking in the microwave) or a small non-stick saucepan (if cooking on the hob).
- If microwaving: microwave for 1.5 minutes then stir, then microwave again for 1.5 minutes until thickened. Keep an eye on it, to check it doesn’t bubble over – ideally use a large bowl with extra room.
- If cooking on the hob: stir on a low heat for 2-3 minutes until thickened. Once ready, pour into a bowl.
- Add your toppings; start with the Greek yoghurt, then banana, then tahini.
- Enjoy straight away, whilst still warm.
Chloe Gray is the senior writer for stylist.co.uk's fitness brand Strong Women. When she's not writing or lifting weights, she's most likely found practicing handstands, sipping a gin and tonic or eating peanut butter straight out of the jar (not all at the same time).