Body Building Resources

Peanut Butter Oatmeal
By Jean Lam

I don't know about you but I simply love eating oatmeal. I usually have it from Monday to Friday. Oatmeal is a complex carbohydrate. Opt for 100% whole grain oats as these haven't been processed and are more nutritional. Whole grain oats are good for people who are at risk of heart diseases as well since they can reduce the bad cholesterol levels. In addition, oats are rich in fiber and good for the digestive system too. Oatmeal is a great breakfast meal and for people who are into bodybuilding and lift weights, it can be a top staple food for breakfast.

Oatmeal is easy and quick to prepare and can easily keep you full up to 2-3 hours. So go for it. Unless you can prepare some delicious oatmeal, you can get fed up with it with time. Among the various fillings people put in their oatmeals are milk, chocolate powder, strawberries, bananas, dried raisins, cinnamon, splenda, apple sauce, brown sugar, honey and peanut butter. Some bodybuilders add whey protein powder to pack more punch on their oatmeals and make it a high protein breakfast. The reason is that bodybuilders require high protein meals to build and maintain muscle mass.

So coming back to the preparation of oatmeal, it can be done in a number of ways but in this article, I'm going to discuss about peanut butter oatmeal. I'm going to give you a simple oatmeal recipe with a dash of peanut butter. If you have eaten peanut butter before, most probably you like the taste. I know many people like peanut butter because it's yummy and delectable. And adding some peanut butter in your oatmeal can make a big difference as far as the taste is concerned. So here is the peanut butter oatmeal recipe:

1 cup of whole grain oats
3 cups of water
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
1/2 cup of warm water
3 tablespoons of low fat milk powder
2 tablespoons of brown sugar or 3 tablespoons of honey for sweetening

1st step: Pour the 3 cups of water in a recipient.
2nd step: Add 1 cup of whole grain oats in the water and mix it.
3rd step: Bring to a boil.
4th step: While waiting for the water to boil, pour warm water in a cup at half level.
5th step: Add 3 tablespoons of low fat milk powder and stir.
6th step: Add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar or 3 tablespoons of honey and stir.
7th step: Once the water starts boiling, reduce fire and stir the water and oatmeal constantly.
8th step: When oatmeal is cooked, pour the cup of low fat milk in it and stir.
9th step: Add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter in the oats and mix well.
10th step: Cover recipient and let the oats simmer for 2 minutes.

Now the peanut butter oatmeal is ready for serving. This is one simple copious breakfast and it's very tasty. It's a meal packed full with vital nutrients which your body needs like protein, healthy fats, complex carbs, vitamins, minerals and calcium. You get good amounts of protein in low fat milk, a 100g quantity can give around 20-35 grams of protein and you also get vitamins, minerals and calcium. Apart from milk, you get good protein from peanut butter, 1 tablespoon can give about 4 grams of protein, so 2 tablespoons 8 grams of protein. Peanut butter also contains high amounts of fats like 16 grams of fats per serving of 2 tablespoons. Fortunately, most of these fats are monounsaturated which means they are healthy fats. Same as with extra virgin olive oil. It's also high in calories like 190-210 calories per 2 tablespoons so this can quickly add up if you eat several tablespoons per day. So for skinny guys bulking up, it's a great weight gain food. But even if you are trying to lose weight, you can still have it but provided you burn more calories than you consume. But it will be more work. If you skip the peanut butter, use something else for eg fruits like dried raisins, bananas or strawberries and you will have less work to burn the excess calories. For fruits like dried raisins, bananas or strawberries, just add them on your oatmeal just before eating. No need to simmer. If you want to be creative with your peanut butter oatmeal, you can add some fruits with it like the ones mentioned above. Good appetite.

About the author

Jean Lam is the webmaster of Body Building Resource which provides articles on weight training, nutrition and fitness, body building book and DVDs.

Body Building Articles - Weight Training, Proper Nutrition and Fitness

Recent Bodybuilding Articles and Resources
Best Thermogenic Whey Protein Powder

16 Cold Processed Whey Protein Isolate Powder Grass Fed Cows

Best Meal Prep Bags With Portion Control Food Storage Containers

25 Best Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate

Best Manuka Honey To Buy

Best Power Racks Under $1000 For Your Home Gym

Best Blenders to Buy to Make Protein Shakes

Best Calcium Magnesium Potassium Supplements For Sore Muscles

Best Home Gyms For $2000

24 Best Natural Protein Bars Without Sucralose

Best Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate

31 Best Vegan Protein Powder Without Stevia

Best Kettlebell Weights To Own For Workout

Best Whey Casein Protein Powder Blend

14 Best Natural Testosterone Booster Supplements For Working Out

Top 5 BCAA Powder Without Artificial Sweeteners/Sucralose

Best Fat Burners That Work Amazon

Best Branched Chain Amino Acid BCAA Supplements For Building Muscle

Best Fitness Watches With Heart Rate Monitor

Best Fish Oil Supplements For Bodybuilding

Best Spin Bike On The Market For Home Use

Best Stair Climber To Buy For Home Use - StairMaster SM5 StepMill

37 Best Grass Fed Cold Processed Whey Protein Concentrate

29 Best Whey Protein Powder For Building Muscle

Top 7 Pre Workout Without Artificial Sweeteners | Sucralose

7 Healthiest Whey Protein Powder On The Market

Is Turkey Good For Building Muscle?

Is Whey Protein Good For Building Muscle?

Is Salmon Good For Building Muscle?

Is Chicken Good For Building Muscle?

Are Hamburgers Good For Bodybuilding?

Battle Of The Sexes — The Difference Between Male And Female Fat Metabolism

12 Best Foods For Bulking Up For Bodybuilding

9 Best Protein Foods For Bodybuilding

How To Bulk Up Fast Hardgainer

Is Oatmeal Good For Bodybuilding?

20 Best Glutamine Powder Supplements On The Market

Are Kidney Beans Good For Bodybuilding?

7 Natural Ways To Lose Stomach Fat

Can You Build Muscle Mass With Calisthenics?

How To Get Big Muscles Fast Bodybuilding - 7 Tips

Skinny Guys Guide To Getting Big

Are Protein Shakes Necessary After Workouts?

Are Bananas Good For Muscle Recovery?

12 Muscle Building Mistakes To Avoid

Overtraining and Muscle Growth

Tuna Burger Recipe Using Canned Tuna

What Supplement To Take After Workout?

Are Eggs Good For Building Muscle?
Jay Cutler Bodybuilder Supplements

Keto Collagen Protein Powder With MCT Oil

Best Natural Gas Grills Under $1000

Top 10 Supplements For Muscle Cramps

Best Super Greens Protein Powder

Best Dextrose Powder Supplement For Post Workout

Best Fermented Cod Liver Oil To Buy

Best Deep Tissue Massage Chair

Whey Casein Egg Protein Powder Blend Without Sucralose

Best Whole Food Vitamin C Supplement To Take

Best Home Pull Up Dip Station

Best Canned Protein Foods For Building Muscle

Best Paleo Protein Powder

High End Treadmills For Home Use For Sale

7 Best Time Release Protein Powder

11 Natural Whey Protein Sweetened With Stevia

6 Best Natural Post Workout Supplements For Muscle Gain

Best Omega 3 Supplements To Buy

Best Nitric Oxide NO2 Pre Workout Supplements On The Market

Best Liquid Egg Whites To Buy

Best Shoes For Weight Training and Cardio

8 Best Weight Gainers On The Market With The Most Calories

Best Folding Treadmills For Home Use Under $1000

The Best Protein Powder For Muscle Gain

6 Whey Protein Without Sweeteners

15 Best Egg White Protein Powder Unflavored | With Stevia

Weight Gainer Without Sucralose

Top 5 Whey Protein Isolate Without Sucralose

Top 20 Casein Protein Without Artificial Sweeteners | Sucralose

Natural Protein Powder For Muscle Building

Is Casein Protein Good For Building Muscle?

8 Simple Tips To Lose Weight In 10 Days

Is Pasta Good For Bulking?

Are Fruits Good For Bodybuilding?

How to Get Ripped and Big in 3 Months

3 Cardio Machines That Burn The Most Calories

Are Muscle Building Supplements Good or Bad?

Are Drop Sets Good To Build Muscle Fast?

Eating Whole Foods vs Supplements

10 Ways To Increase Muscle Mass

Bodybuilding Supplements For Sale

Are Carbs Good For Muscle Building?

Is Red Meat Good For Building Muscle?

6 Meals A Day For Muscle Gain

15 Best Creapure Creatine Monohydrate Powder On The Market

Best Home Gym For The Money

Bowflex Revolution Home Gym For Sale

Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbell For Sale

What Whey Protein Is Best For Me?

What Supplements Should I Take To Build Muscle Fast?

Building Muscle Without Weights Workout - 12 Exercises

Body Building Products