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October 14, 2021

Dorm-Friendly Protein Oatmeal

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As college athletes, we are often starting our days earlier than the average college student. Because of this, the dining halls are not usually open early enough for us to grab breakfast before our morning practice or lift. If this sounds familiar, we have just the recipe for you!

These protein oatmeal recipe is dorm-friendly, protein-rich, and Division I athlete-tested: 


  • ½ cup oats
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • ½ cup water 
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice (I like Orgain’s Chocolate Peanut Butter)
  • Any other toppings you want to add! Ideas include chocolate chips, cacao nibs, almond butter, peanut butter, frozen berries, and more!


Protein oatmeal is very common among college athletes today – probably because it’s so easy to make! 

To make this recipe, put ½ cup oats and 2 tsp of chia seeds into a microwave-safe bowl or mug, along with the ½ cup *water (add more or less depending on how thick you want your oatmeal to be). Microwave this for approximately 2 minutes. Once done microwaving, mix in the protein powder and let it cool for 1 minute. Add any other toppings you like, and enjoy! I love adding in frozen blueberries and chocolate chips.

*You could also substitute milk for some or all of the water, or add milk at the end to change the consistency and increase some essential nutrients!

Related: Breakfast for Athletes on the Go: Kale, Apple, and Carrot Smoothie