How Do You Enjoy Your Oatmeal?

It's well known that athletes not only like to eat, but they like to talk about eating.  Recently during one of our Virtual Cycling Club rides where we converse on discord, the topic of "How do you like your oats" came up.  

 

Not a single one of our members liked their oats the same way. There are even a couple of rebels who will switch their morning oats out for another grain like Quinoa, Buckwheat or Millet. Here we share some of our member's favourite ways to eat their morning cereal.

 

I like to blend in a little chocolate Athlete's Blend protein which contains all of the Essential Amino Acids we need to power up my workouts, combined with some collagen to protect my joints (available in our store).



I make up 6 containers for the week using a combo of gluten free rolled oats, steel cut oats and chia seeds. When I take my overnight oats out of the fridge in the morning, I add delicious fresh organic berries and then put the bowl in the microwave for a minute to take the chill out. In the Summer I enjoy my overnight oats cold. 

Doing meal prep on Sundays allows us to have healthy foods available in the fridge. I usually make up overnight oats and a couple of other meals so I can heat and eat for the rest of the week.

Emily G. combines steel-cut oats, muesli with mixed almonds, cashew plus a teaspoon of brown sugar and pitted dates.

R. El Sadawy adds vanilla protein powder, match tea and frozen mangoes.

Heather C adds protein powder and Chai tea.

Brenda R adds shredded carrots, zucchini or cauliflower plus 1/2 tbsp each of ground chia and flaxseed for her Omega 3/6 and often will switch out oats for buckwheat, quinoa or millet and then add fresh or frozen fruit on top.

Looking for more ideas. Check out this link to The 50 Best Oatmeal Recipes on the Planet

If you have a favourite recipe, please share it on our social channels! You can find us on Facebook @teamtriumphottawa or on Instagram @teamtriumphtriathlonclub

 

Julia Aimers
CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist
CSEP High Performance Specialist
 
Certified Triathlon, Cycling, Yoga and Swimming Coach
USA Cycling Level 2 Coach

Owner/Head Coach
Team Triumph Triathlon Club
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