This week we have a guest recipe from Coach Gina from Momentum of Milwaukee! Team Momentum is one of our official training partners for the event so check them out if you are looking for a coach to help you run a successful race at the Milwaukee Running Festival this fall. Our complete list of Training Partners can be found here. Now enjoy this oatmeal recipe and get out there for a run!
The Athlete’s Breakfast
Steel Cut Oatmeal –
- 1/3 cup steel cut oats w/ 1/3 cup water or until oats are saturated for cooking
- 1/4 cup Mixed nuts or Almonds
- 1 packet Sugar in the Raw
- 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
- Combine oats, cinnamon, sugar, water in microwavable bowl (I use a 12 oz mason jar)
- Cook oats in microwave or stove top
- Add mixed nuts/almonds after cooking
Notes: An average breakfast usually falls within 300-500 kcals depending on who and what your needs are. This is a higher carbohydrate meal, complex carbs that is. Complex carb is the better type of carbs versus simple carbs like in candy or soda. This meal is also contains a higher fat content. The fat in the nuts are a “good” fat versus trans fats like in fried foods. Finally, this is a higher protein meal as well; there is a lot of protein for being a smaller breakfast meal. My reasoning for having a high carb breakfast is because I like to eat my carbs in the beginning of the day rather than later at night. That way the carb has enough time to digest. The combination of protein and good fats allow the complex carb to be released in the blood stream at a slow rate which helps to stay fuller, longer. I did use one packet of Turbinado Sugar in the Raw for a bit of sweetness. If you do use sugar in your meals, I recommend this type of sugar. This is an all-natural cane sugar that is unprocessed unlike white sugar. Enjoy!
Thanks to Momentum of Milwaukee and check back for more advice from all our training partners from now until November!