I haven’t done one of my Lazy Cook posts in quite a while. Since I am a Lazy Cook, I am not sure if my oatmeal recipe even qualifies as there are several ingredients and steps. Why oatmeal?
“I’ve asked a lot of elite endurance athletes about their breakfast foods, particularly before races, and oatmeal comes up again and again and again,” says Matt Fitzgerald, endurance coach, nutritionist, and author of The Endurance Diet.
The following is from GetPocket, “In a world of green juice and chia seed pudding, this age-old dish is the original, and perhaps most powerful, superfood, especially for athletes competing at the highest levels.”
Here is the recipe: (almost right off the box)
1/2 cup oats – 150 calories
One hand full of broken walnuts – 80 calories
One hand full of frozen blueberries – 30 calories
One tablespoon hemp seeds – 60 calories
One tablespoon chia seeds – 50 calories
Light brown sugar ( to taste ) 30 calories
Bring a cup of water to a boil. (Here, I differ. I use 1-1/4 cups of water because I don’t want the oats to dry out in my bowl.) Add the oats and frozen blueberries. I turn off the heat and let it cook for five minutes. (I have an electric stove). Mix up the remaining seeds, etc well before pouring the hot oatmeal on top.
It is the best part of 400 calories, a great flavorful, chock full of energy, breakfast, second breakfast or lunch if you are home. I have one every day. Don’t forget I am retired and start most mornings with a bike ride.
I am always interested in variations on a theme. If you are also into oatmeal, but make it with different ingredients, please feel free to share.