Protein powder works great in just about any type of oatmeal: mix it with the oatmeal from one day to the next or to cook oatmeal on the stove. Protein powder, and more specifically, whey protein powder, is a byproduct of the cheese-making process, according to the Mayo Clinic. Protein is a basic component of bones, muscles, and skin, and is used by the body to build and repair tissue. According to the USDA, 1 cup of cooked oatmeal has 166 calories, 3.6 grams of fat, 28.1 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 0.6 grams of sugar and 5.9 grams of protein.
According to the USDA, 1 scoop of isolated whey protein powder has 103 calories, 0.3 grams of fat, 8.3 grams of carbohydrates and approximately 17 grams of protein. Once the oats are cooked, add the protein powder to the oatmeal and stir until well blended. FYI, I microwave protein oatmeal all the time and mix it with my whey protein powder before cooking. You can cook the oatmeal in the microwave or on the stove and, while it's still hot, add the protein powder.
If you need to lose weight, consider replacing some of your high-carb and high-fat foods with protein. A protein-packed breakfast made with homemade oatmeal, whey protein powder, and fresh fruit for the ultimate energy boost. With that in mind, if you have a dairy allergy, avoid using this product and consider trying a plant-based protein powder instead.