THE Best Oatmeal Recipe

THE Best Oatmeal Recipe

The last couple of days I have wanted nothing more than oatmeal.  It has kept me feeling full for hours and is just perfect on those chilly mornings that have a swim attached to them.  Yes we are having chilly mornings here in Dallas and I have been swimming four times this week so it has been the perfect meal.  So why not re-post my favorite recipe for the best oatmeal.  Enjoy!

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THE best oatmeal recipe….yes that is what I said.  There is nothing that compares to this oatmeal and it doesn’t come out of a box and probably takes a total of 10 minutes to make between prep and cooking.  This dish is my go to meal after every swim training session.  As we all know the hunger monster is largest after a swim workout.  It is as if you could sit at your car and eat the tires you are so hungry.

Yesterday as I was prepping this incredible dish I thought to myself that I should let you all in on the secret of my post swim recovery meal that holds off hunger for approximately 5 to 6 hours.  It is filled with wholesome ingredients that your body will thank you for.

 

I know when I read oatmeal boxes I see brown sugar and while not horrible for you it is not necessary to sweeten your oatmeal.  I have seen chocolate in oatmeal and again that is a terrific ingredient but I prefer to eat my chocolate on its own and not mixed with other items.  The list goes on and on but I am going to give you the secret to THE best Oatmeal recipe (you have to say the as THEE just like THEE Ohio State University!)

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THE Best Oatmeal Ingredients

 
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Ingredients: 1/2c rolled oats, 1c almond milk, 1/4c blueberries, 1/4c blackberries, 1/4c strawberries (sliced), 1 small banana (sliced), 2 Tbsp shredded coconut, 1 Tbsp Honey, 1 Tbsp Raisins, 1 Tbsp Almond Butter 1 tsp Flax Meal, Cinnamon to taste

Nutritional Information: 709 Calories, 24g Fat, 120g carbs, 24g Fiber, 16g Protein

Nutritional Breakdown: 63.2% Carbs, 28.4% Fat, 8.8% Protein

Directions:

  1. Heat pot and place oats inside and allow to toast for approximately 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add milk and bring to a boil then reduce to simmer and stir consistently until mixture thickens.
  3. Add in all other ingredients except for cinnamon.
  4. Continue to stir until oatmeal reaches desired consistency.  For me it takes approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Once oatmeal is cooked to your liking place in bowl and top with cinnamon to taste.
 
As I can be found in the pool 3 times per week I consume this staple just as often.  One word of caution and that is to use fruit that is in season.  If berries are not available then slice apples or peaches or pears.
 
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A Bowl Full Of Goodness And Tasty Too!!!!!

 

This article by Vanessa Rodriguez, R.H.N. onActive.com discusses 3 foods that are terrific for your heart.  The three are Wild Salmon, Steel Cut Oats, and Ground Flax Seeds.  The oatmeal recipe above obviously includes oats but also flax seed.  In addition the article points out that you should top your oatmeal with:

  • Raisins
  • Cinnamon
  • Kefir
  • Chia seeds
  • Almond butter
  • Banana
  • Almond milk
THE Best Oatmeal recipe (mine) always includes cinnamon, raisins, almond butter, chia seeds, banana, and almond milk.
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About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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