Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. It’s funny because it used to be my least, actually I used to skip it entirely, but that was at a time where I didn’t realize how important eating breakfast was for your metabolism, in staying healthy and fueling your body. Since focusing on my fitness in general especially with strength training, all I can think about is what I’m going to eat for breakfast. I work out first thing in the morning on empty stomach ( in a fasted state). Meaning, as soon as I wake up, I get ready and am at the gym within 15-20 minutes. I find I have the most energy at this time and get the most out of my workouts. With that said, by my last rep I’m dreaming about my oats!!! LOL
I also get alot of questions regarding my protein intake since being plant-based. I’m not going to get into the plant-based protein in this post but if you are curious about it, fire me off an email and I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Protein intake is important to many people, especially those who are predominately body building, strength and resistance training and i train pretty hard, I always try to pack my breakfast with a good balance of protein and essential amino acids. I don’t count my macros ( thats too complicated for me), I don’t count my calories either, I just try to make sure every meal is fully of beneficial nutrients, vitamins, amino acids, good fats and super agents, while maintaining a healthy portion.
I’m a creator of habit, I can’t help it. When I love something, I could eat it all the time and not get sick of it, granted I will make variations of it and change a few things up but the basic of it always remains my staple.
Oatmeal is my absolute favorite go to post workout breakfast ( seriously I almost eat it every day). I’m sharing with you my favorite way to make it! I either make it with rolled oats or steel cut oats which have about 6 grams of protein per ½ cup. I also add Pea Protein-which contains 24grams of protein per scoop ( 3tbsp), plus I add a whole bunch of my favorite power seeds and fruit to give me a well balanced, high protein post workout meal. (26 grams of protein to be exact)
½ Cup instant organic oats
1 tbsp pea protein
1 tbsp hemp seeds and flax
1 tsp ground chia
1 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp coconut yogurt
¼ cup fresh blueberries
- Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, add boiling water ( I usually add about 1 cup of water per ½ cup) and let sit for about 2 minutes
- Stir in peanut butter
- Add toppings and serve