Protein Cheesecake Oats

You know that “stranded on a dessert island” question: if you could live on three foods for the rest of your life what would they be? 

For me, it’s easy. 

Hands down:

1. Curry [any and every kind – Thai, Indian, island-style…]

2. Cheesecake [same deal – chocolate, fruity, plain…]

3. Coconut [water and meat]

Coincidentally, I just realized they all start with the letter C.  Random. 

Anyway, most of the time I can easily get my hands on curry and coconut, but ever since I cut cow dairy, cheesecake’s been a bit more difficult. 

These oats are super simple to make and they totally satisfy my craving for cheesecake without giving me crazy digestion issues.  I topped mine with some homemade lilikoi (passion fruit) jelly and I was in heaven!  Of course, you could sub the jelly for another type of preserve/jam or even chocolate chips or peanut butter! 


Protein Cheesecake Oats


  • 1/3 c steel-cut oats/gluten-free oats
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds*
  • 1 c water
  • 1/4-3/4 c almond milk [depending on how thick you like your oats]
  • 1 scoop natural/vanilla flavored protein powder
  • 3-4 Tbsp goat cheese
  • Other toppings of choice: jam, jelly, dates, nut butter, chocolate chips, etc.

*I like to add chia seeds to bulk up the meal and add omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, protein and fiber.  You can omit them, but be sure to also decrease the amount of liquid by 1/4-3/4c. 

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Add oats to boiling water.

Lower heat to medium-low and cook, partially covered, until the oats have soaked up most of the water and the oats have softened. Stir often.

Add in chia seeds and milk, then bring back to a boil.

Cover and let sit for a few minutes (it’ll look a bit thin to start, but the chia seeds will pick up moisture and thicken the oats).

Remove from heat and stir in protein powder, then goat cheese and topping(s). 

Enjoy! Makes 1 huge or 2 smaller servings. 

What three foods could you live off of for the rest of your life?

Aloha Pumehana.
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