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Rise and Shine Oatmeal

This morning I ran the St. Joseph's hill dam run with Nicole, you know that hilly 4 mile loop I told you about on Monday? It was quite chilly at about 40 degrees, and it took us a while to get warmed up. When I got home, all I wanted was hot oatmeal! Weird as that may be, it was the perfect recovery meal. As part of my eat healthy and clean program, I have been on an oatmeal kick lately, and I just had to share this awesome spin on morning oats with you. It's quite filling and tasty as well. Do you have any weird or interesting oatmeal recipes to share with me? I would love to try new takes on my morning oats!

Adrian's rise and shine oatmeal
1/2 cup dry oats (I use quick cooking oats, either McCanns Irish oats or Quaker oats, you choose your favorite)
2/3 cup milk (I use non fat soy, or unsweetened almond milk, it's your choice)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon Splenda, Stevia or other no calorie sweetener
1 teaspoon ground flax seed (I use Bob's Red Mill ground flax seed which I found at Trader Joe's in the cereal aisle)
optional 1 tablespoon chopped pecans or other nut

Mix all ingredients but nuts together in a medium sized bowl. The oats will expand, so make sure your bowl is big enough to accommodate this. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, and microwave for 30 more seconds. Sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired. Stir, and let cool, then enjoy!
not my oatmeal, but close!

All said and done, this has 275 calories, over 16 grams of protein, and about 5 grams of fiber, which will keep you feeling full and satisfied all morning. You can  try variations of toppings such as sliced bananas, raisins, or berries. Sometimes I have a slice of Ezekiel toast with natural peanut butter, or half a cup of Fage 0% Greek yogurt with blueberries and almonds with my oatmeal.

What is your favorite post-activity recovery food, or breakfast meal?

1 comment

  1. YUM! I've been looking for a healthy and tasty oatmeal recipe! Thanks girl!


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