I'm not a morning person. I've accepted that. I'm starting to really revel in it, frankly. I have fantasies about staying in bed until noon with breakfast brought up to me on a little yellow bamboo tray adorned with silver set. I like contrast. Anyway, sometimes my fantasy is simply a hard cooked egg and coffee, sometimes it's a full on feast. Every night, I set my alarm clock for 6am. Planning on doing Pilates, showering, taking my time making my breakfast and french roast. Every morning, I drag myself out of bed at 7:50am just in time for GMA's "Play of the Day" and curse myself for not getting up 20 minutes earlier. At least that way I could grab a breakfast sandwich on the way to work. I haven't had a breakfast sandwich in months. It's also probably not the best choice of breakfasts for me if I want to really put the good fuel into my bod in the morn. As I trek towards the Dome at the Natural History museum, I regret, again, not rising sooner and just not making the dang oatmeal.
I know what y'all are thinking. Girl doesn't have time to make oatmeal? Just stick it in the microwave and go! I don't own a microwave, I'd have to cook it old school on the stove and ain't nobody got time for that. I can't believe I went there let alone hyperlinked it. Le sigh. I'd have to get up 20 minutes earlier! Follow along with me now.
So when I came across an article about cooling summer breakfasts, I fell out. I felt like someone was telling me, YES! Go 'head girl go 'head get down. Get your oatmeal on. And trick it out if you want. So I did.
It's a 1:1 ratio, so it's easy peasy. Take about 1/2 cup of oatmeal and place in a covered container. Pour 1/2 milk (I use almond milk) over the oats, cover and refrigerate over night. That's it. I swear. And no weird o rama microwaves rearranging the bio makeup of the food. So there.
Dress it up with some walnuts and honey and you're full and focused all morning. This morning, I rolled out of bed at 8. Win win.
Calories: 261; Fat: 8g; Protein: 7g; Carbohydrate: 41
It may seem high in fat, but it's a good fat. From the walnuts. Aids the brain. Promise.