I know this time of year can be tough as we approach the winter months and the Holidays. Temptations seem to be EVERYWHERE. But FEAR NOT!!! I have some great suggestions and recipes that will keep you lean, trim & dropping that erg split while still meeting the winter prerequisite of COMFORT FOOD.
Unfortunately, I’m currently recovering from a repetitive stress injury in my wrist & forearm area with the hopes that I’ve caught it before it turns into Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I will Blog more about it in the future once it has healed as it has affected my rowing, but for now I’m trying to limit typing & stress to the area so I can make it down the Speedorder Course in 2 weeks.
Today though, I’ll leave you with my go-to, totally reliable, can’t fail breakfast:
Meg’s “stay-all-day” Oatmeal
(all measurements approximate & can be easily altered to your liking)
1 c. oats
1/2 c. Vanilla Protein Powder
1/3 c. ground flax
1/4 c. unsweetened dried coconut
1/4 c. walnuts
1/4 c. dried cranberries or cherries
(I’ve also chopped up an apple & thrown it in the mix as well)
Mix all dried ingredients together. A large yogurt container will hold all of the contents perfectly. I usually top off the container with the approximate proportions above. All you need to add is as much water as you desire & heat on stovetop or in a microwave-safe container. I know everyone has different ideas on the consistency of their oatmeal (pasty, soupy, etc) so I’ll leave that up to you.
It’s a great way to get a nutrient-filled breakfast that packs just as much flavor, more fiber, more nutrients & less sugar than the instant oatmeal packets. If your boathouse has a microwave, you can eat it right there. How many servings this will provide will probably depend on sex, wt, & activity level but I guarantee it will fill you up and keep you satisfied for hours on end.
Eat Drink & Row Merry