Protein Chocolate Coconut Oats | Vegan Cycling Fuel

Protein Chocolate Coconut Oats | Vegan Cycling Fuel


– [Host] This is a recipe
of high protein porridge that tastes like chocolate coconut, and it’s quite delicious;
oh, and it’s vegan. This is the next in the series
of GCN nutrition videos, where we make healthy
breakfast taste delicious, and it’s super easy. (whimsical music) The ingredients for this
recipe are super simple. All you need is a tin
of low-fat coconut milk, some quick-cooking oats, some vegan protein powder, now
we’ve got a chocolate flavor, but you might prefer vanilla. Plain protein powder doesn’t
taste great, but it works. Some cocoa, a tiny bit of salt,
and some optional toppings that we’ll talk about later. Method-wise, this recipe
does not get much simpler. Just bang it all, in
a pan, and heat it up. (whimsical music) Really is as simple as that,
just pop it all in the saucepan give it a stir, and then
we’re ready to cook it. (whimsical music) So you just want to heat
your porridge very gently, on the hob, or even in a microwave, but be careful in a
microwave not to boil it, for five minutes; don’t heat it too much because it could curdle the coconut milk. If your mixture is very thick
to start with, as mine was, that might be because your
coconut milk is really thick. In that case, just add a little
bit of water to thin it out. And yeah, just heat it until
it thickens up through cooking. (whimsical music) Once you’ve heated your
chocolate porridge, gently for five minutes, it
should have thickened up a bit, and then you’re ready to
decant it into two bowls, because this is porridge for
sharing, if you can bear to. (easy piano music) Now you might want to sweeten
your chocolate porridge with a little bit of muscovado
sugar, or agave nectar, or, if you’re not vegan,
you can just use honey, because it is not very sweet. It’s got no added sugar at all, just the sweetness from the protein powder and the coconut milk. (light jazz music) Now this is perfectly
delicious on its own, but you can make it look pretty fancy and taste even better with
some special toppings. So, you could use just 10
grams of vegan dark chocolate, grated on top (grating sound). Or, alternatively, you can use cocoa nibs. (light jazz music) For a little extra decoration
and extra coconut flavor, just sprinkle half a tablespoon
of shredded coconut on top. Makes it look a bit fancy. (light jazz music) Awesome, tasting time. Maybe
I don’t need both portions. (jazz music) I am actually gonna struggle
to share this with anyone. Anyway, you can find all
the nutritional values for this recipe down here. Let us know what you thought of it. If you liked it, give us a thumbs up, and you might like to check out some of the other recipes
in this series, which are banoffee pie overnight oats
and carrot cake porridge.