View Full Version : Whats the best way to prepare oats?

03-16-2008, 06:45 PM
Just plain oats, the box says 1 part oats 2 parts water .2 parts salt. Would this taste nasty or would it just be bland?

03-16-2008, 07:14 PM
salt in oats? never done that myself.I just add water,protein, mix it all about and eat.

03-16-2008, 07:52 PM
I just mix mine with milk. I'm fine with that. Bland yes, not nasty.

03-17-2008, 12:06 PM
I eat them with water or milk and protein shake if I need it. I love them. I am using the ON 100% whey - Cookies and creme, mixe it with the oats and it tastes great!

04-24-2008, 09:03 PM
I mix mine with water and then a spread called Promise. It's a butter like spread but doesn't contain all the saturated fat in butter, it's actually good for you and helps reduce cholesterol.

04-25-2008, 05:33 PM
I get packets and mix with milk.

05-19-2008, 02:07 PM
I usually pour some oats and protein powder into some yogurt, throw in a banana, and put some whipped cream on top. Taste really good.

05-19-2008, 05:23 PM
In the winter I tend to make porridge every morning with a cup of water, cup of oats, cup of milk and a pinch of salt. Then add some honey and a teaspoon of mixed spice. It sets me up for those cold dark, Scottish mornings nicely! :)

Never really understood cold oatmeal myself. It just seems like horse food. Microwave it if nothing else, it deserves to be a warm meal.

05-20-2008, 05:59 PM
I'd much rather have porridge with a touch of honey myself. I don't get the deal with all this water. Why not just milk ?

05-21-2008, 07:12 AM
Stay away from packets, they're loaded with sugar. For the regular old-fashioned oats I use equal volumes of oats and water, 1 teaspoon splenda, cinammon. Nuke for 2 minutes. I've used honey instead of splenda. Stir in a tablespoon of PB after, for extra cals and yumminess.

Recently I've dropped the oats and instead eat a cup of my homemade yogurt with blueberries, and 6 eggwhites (sometimes 6 whites + 1 grassfed whole egg) cooked in coconut oil and turkey bacon.

05-22-2008, 03:27 AM
I'd much rather have porridge with a touch of honey myself. I don't get the deal with all this water. Why not just milk ?

Extra calories? Lactose intolerant? Preference? :P I drink a gallon of milk a day myself, but there are tons of reasons.

05-27-2008, 04:00 PM
I started putting a scoop of protein (Strawberry Nitrean) in my oats. Tastes just like flavored oatmeal you can buy, but it probably depends on what protein you're using.

06-01-2008, 04:00 AM
boiled with water and pour in milk

07-26-2008, 08:08 PM
To you all who put Nitrean in oatmeal: When do you put it in? I've been adding mine after it is completely cooked and in the bowl I'm eating it out of and it isn't mixing as well as I'd like it to. Does it mix/taste better if you add it in while its cooking or still in the pot?


Ben Moore
07-26-2008, 09:43 PM
You have to make them a little extra soupy to get the Nitrean to mix well.

07-27-2008, 11:31 AM
as long as you have a little water left in there it should mix ok... if not throw in some water or milk (just a small amount) and it will blend in just fine

07-27-2008, 01:38 PM
Thanks guys, added a little water and stirred more thoroughly and it came out great. :thumbup:

08-05-2008, 11:53 AM
I have just started adding oats to my shakes raw and they dont taste too bad. The question is, how many oats should i add to two scoops of whey protein and 400mls of water.
Many thanks

08-08-2008, 07:03 AM
Heres how I put oats in my shakes:

I get around 8-10 ounces of skim milk
Add a half cup of oats
Then I put it in the fridge for 10-15 mins to let the oats soften up
Add a scoop or two of protein powder.

Usually grab a spoon, because it's hard to keep the oats from sitting at the bottom, unless you use a blender which basically powders them.

08-08-2008, 02:42 PM
nothing beats oats cooked in milk, along with some vanilla protein powder and a handful of walnuts and some of your favorite fruit (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, even fresh sliced peaches work great). it's like dessert

08-08-2008, 02:55 PM
1 cup quick oats
2 - 3 c water
blend in blender
drink it.

08-08-2008, 03:33 PM
Also, if you use vanilla protein powder, try adding a pretty good amount of vanilla extract.

08-08-2008, 04:00 PM
Does putting oats in your shake bloat you guys up? I find if I mix too many carbs and protein in the same meal that it wrecks my stomach. I eat my oats seperate every morning about half a hour before my morning protein shake. Here's what I do. Sunday night, I cook up a batch of oats (3 cups of oats to about 2 cups of water), pinch of salt. Cook for about 3 minutes. Then I add 2 RIPE banannas for the last 2 minutes. I then dish them up into 7-8 equal servings. I use coffee muggs. Each serving will be about 100 calories and 20 carbs. Then I put a Tbsp. of almond butter on each one (for another 100 cal, and some good fat), cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge. Every morning I grab one, put a little milk on top, stir in the almond butter and eat cold. The texture cold is great.

09-09-2008, 08:35 PM
put them in a coffee grinder and blend them into a powder then drink them.

09-11-2008, 12:46 AM
u guys r pansys.

I just eat them raw out of the cannister. Sometimes I eat the cannister as well for extra fiber.