Want a high-performance meal? – Than eat your oatmeal. Why oatmeal you ask? Well because she’s so darn fabulous for athletes! It’s energy, performance enhancing and versatile enough to incorporate all kinds of your favorite fruits. And the clincher – you can loose weight.
After a good breakfast I feel my body is primed better for better focus and physical performance throughout a sometimes-hectic day. Oatmeal for breakfast supplies calories, protein and fat needed as fuel. It’s also filling, which is beneficial to aid in weight-maintenance efforts.
Ingredients = 1/2 cup Old fashioned Quaker Oats + 2 handful Blueberries + 1 Banana + Pumpkin seeds + Raisins + Crushed Almonds + Honey + 1/2 cup Rice milk (enriched) + 1/2 cup Water + 1 tsp Vanilla + Cinnamon + Nutmeg + Pinch of salt (optional)
In a pot, let water & rice milk come to a boil. Then add all ingredients (leaving almonds & pumpkin seeds last as toppings).
I like my oatmeal a little on the gooey side so I mix in banana slices while it’s cooking (as opposed to adding them at the end).
The blueberries are a super-food in my book – for it’s amazing nutritional properties (high performance antioxidants and fiber). Plus, it just adds a little sumpin’ sumpin’. The banana adds more fiber as well as potassium. Pumpkin seeds offers protein to this fiber-rich recipe and the crushed almonds lends a nice delicious crunch.
Here’s to a brilliantly humble breakfast meal. For cholesterol-lowering, heart-healthy benefits – oatmeal is tough to beat.
Feel free to add more protein source such as Greek yogurt, scrambled eggs, or a scoop of protein powder.