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This morning I had steel cut, which I simmered last night in prep for a busy morning. The husband had to be up and gone by 6:45 to take his poor mom to have a tooth extracted, so I decided a pre-made microwaveable breakfast would be nice. I left for the gym at 5:25 and almost missed him as he was leaving when I got home at 6:44. It was nice not to have to wash pots this morning, which is my biggest motivator for making steel cut oats (although I’m sure I could pre-make rolled too, but I love those most fresh off the heat!)
Before I left for the gym I had a TJ’s whole wheat pita with some peanut butter. Photographed with my water bottle!
At the gym I did 30 minutes on the Stairmaster, 15 ET, and started to lift weights (I got through biceps) when I looked up at the clock and it was 6:37 – I was going to miss seeing the husband today if I didn’t leave! So triceps, shoulders, chest and back got skipped for a quick goodbye kiss 🙂
I made these steel cut oats with just water (I make 2 servings by adding 2 cups of water to 1/2 a cup of oats and simmer on medium low for about 40 minutes. I find any less than 40 minutes they don’t plump up enough).
Then this morning I added a small banana and nuked them until they were hot. Then I added in 1/4 cup hemp milk to fluff and rehydrate them (I didn’t add this first because I’ve found it likes to separate when it gets too hot) along with cinnamon, brown sugar and flax and nuked for another 30 seconds. Then I topped with almonds I toasted in a dry skillet since the microwave was occupied. And lastly – a dollop of almond butter!
They were good, but not as good as creamy rolled oats!
Along with egg nog tea (made with a splash of skim milk) and my little kitchen table centerpiece again 🙂
This breakfast was 450 kcal, 14 grams fiber, and 14 grams protein.
Off to my long Wednesday with you-know-what this afternoon ( 👿 )