In the mix
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup water or milk o' choice
- 2 tbsp soyogurt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Agave or stevia, to taste
- Pinch of sea salt
A minute or so before the mix was done, I stirred in 1 tbsp hemp protein powder. Then I topped it all with a hidden blob o' almond butta, 1 tbsp flax and goji berries. I love gojis! I bet they would be awesome in a cookie.
These oats were totally not what I was expecting. They weren't as sweet as my normal oats and had a combination of a grassy and nutty taste. It definitely tasted 'healthy' and it's something I feel takes some getting used to, but it did the trick. I wanted the warmth and creaminess of oatmeal and the energy from the protein, and it worked! I think next time I'll up the sweetness and use my usual banana to add creaminess instead of the soyogurt. For some reason I just wasn't feeling bananas this morning (rest assured, I ate one later), but they make all the difference in oats.
After my breakfast I hit the gym and did:
- 20 minutes stairmaster on the cardio setting. I wanted to do 30, but it was more of a work out than I was expecting.
- 10 miles stationary bike on hills setting (28:00)
- 5 minute cool down jog
I was dripping sweat after this work out and it felt awesome. I had a bunch of energy. Immediately afterward I tore into a Clif bar and upon arriving home I grabbed the aforementioned banana. See, I really can't go a day without my nanners. Time to relax in my oversized Planet Fitness tee and my nautical themed pj shorts!