Breakfast for Athletes: Protein Oatmeal

Why Breakfast? 

When I tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day I know it is something you have heard a million times. While we sleep our body is in a catabolic state and the only way to fight the effects of catabolism is to have a balanced breakfast. In addition to putting your body in an anabolic state, a balanced breakfast will also regulate your blood sugar levels, regulate energy levels and control your hunger throughout the day. Studies have shown that, people who do need eat a balanced breakfast tend to overeat throughout the rest of the day. For the record, sugary cerels or health food cerals do not cut it! They are refined and filled with sugar. Remember you want to eat like a caveman.

What to Eat?

You have very little time before school or work and the frosted flakes just aren’t cutting it. The solution? PROTEIN OATMEAL. Aside from tasting great, it can be prepared in just a few minutes and provides all the nutrients of a complete breakfast.

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup of Quaker Oats Quick 1 Minute-While old fashioned oats are better, these are a fine substitute
  • Water
  • 1 Banana
  • ¼ cup of chopped almonds
Preparation:
  1. Boil 1-2 cups of water

     

  2. Place 3/4 cup of oats into the same bowl 

  3. Place 1-2 scoops of Sun Warrior Protein into a bowl
     

  4. Stir up the protein an oatmeal blend with the boiled water until all powder and oats are mixed. 

  5. Chop up 1 medium sized banana 

  6. Add ¼ cup of chopped almonds. 

  7. EAT UP!

*Please note that the amount of water you will use will depend on how you like your oatmeal. I recommend starting with a cup of water and add it as needed. Chances are you will have some left over water.

Nutrition Facts
635 Calories
20 grams of fat
1 gram of saturated fat
77 grams of carbs
13 grams of fiber
40 grams of protein

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