Need a high-protein breakfast? Need it fast? Want it to be chocolate pie? Try this no-bake recipe.
Chocolate Pie for Breakfast?
In the sometimes conflicting world of nutrition science, researchers have pretty much only come to one for-sure conclusion: eating breakfast is a darn good idea.
People who eat breakfast are generally leaner, healthier, and even suffer from less depression and anxiety.
But mornings are tough. You're busy. You have shit to do. Me too. That's why I rely on recipes like this to fuel me up for workouts and tamp down morning cortisol. Prep one of these no-bake breakfast pies on Sunday and you'll be ready to go all week.
This recipe contains everything you need: a blend of muscle-building proteins, sexual performance-boosting nuts (yes, really), polyphenol-rich chocolate, fiber-filled carbs, and even an antioxidant-packed vegetable. All with no added sugar.
- 2 Cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 Can pure pumpkin (15 oz)
- 5 Scoops (150g) Metabolic Drive® Protein, chocolate
- 1 Banana
- 3/4 cup raw walnuts
- 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (like Hershey's)
- 2-4 Tablespoons unsweetened almond milk or similar
- 1-2 Tablespoons Splenda or whatever equivalent low-cal sweetener you prefer
- Finely chop the walnuts in a food processor or blender. Or just crush them up in your big strong hands. The walnuts will act as your crust. Add most of them to the bottom of a pie tin or glass pie plate, but set a handful aside as a topping. Any vessel will work since this is a no-bake recipe. Heck, make it square if you want. Go crazy.
- Thinly slice the banana and layer the slices onto the walnuts.
- Now make the filling. In a big bowl, add your oats, pumpkin, cocoa powder, sweetener of choice, and Metabolic Drive Protein. Stir. Use the almond milk to loosen it up a little, but only add one tablespoon at a time. You don't want your mixture to be too thin.
- Transfer filling to the pie plate and spread evenly. Take the last of your chopped walnuts and toss them over the top.
- Cover and store in the fridge overnight or at least 6 hours to allow the oats to absorb the moisture.
- Double the unsweetened cocoa for a dark chocolate pie.
- Replace the walnuts with slivered almonds or pecan halves.
- Use vanilla Metabolic Drive® Protein instead of chocolate, skip the cocoa, and add a lot of cinnamon and a pinch each of ground cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. Boom! Pumpkin pie.
Calories and Macros
The whole damn pie contains about:
- Calories: 1800
- Protein: 187 grams
- Carbs: 176 grams
- Fat: 72 grams
- Fiber: 34 grams
How much per serving? That's up to you.
Make 4 giant servings if you're a skinny bitch or you plan on being stuffed for half the day. Or make 6 normal servings or 8-10 snack-sized servings. You decide and do the division.
Hey, I may make pie like your mom, but I'm not doing all your math homework for you.