What you eat for breakfast has a lot to do with how your day will go. It also says a lot about who you are as a person.
Reese’s Puffs with Milk: Still lives in hometown, has a business casual wardrobe with more casual than business and probably is going to be tired and lethargic all day, longing for a nap by lunchtime.
Eggs and Bacon with Peanut Butter Toast: A bad-ass muscle builder who needs his protein for his pecks, works at the gym, works out at the gym and probably feels great except for his never-ending flatulence and need to look in the mirror.
Muesli with Almond Milk, Fresh Berries and a Banana: Yoga posing, world traveling, do whatever she wants type of wild hair of the bear in a bandana. You’re going to have a great day and feel good until your morning snack or sometimes even lunch!
I have been simple recently; usually eating the same thing for breakfast every day. I boil 4 cups of water. 3 cups are made into green tea for the day, one for now, one for later. The last cup is used to make oatmeal. I have two recipes I will share with you today.
Eating on the road is difficult. Hot cars, bumpy rides and exposure to the elements make it difficult to bring certain items with. Including fresh fruits and vegetables, and many healthy meats. Whenever I see a roadside stand or farmer’s market, I usually stop for a healthy snack, and boy, after a few days without a fresh fruit or vegetable, they can be very refreshing.
Oatmeal is easy, I usually keep my overnight oats in one container and my quick oats in another, and then switch the flavors every now and again to be sure I get a rotation of choices. I’m also working with limited ingredients right now so bear with me.
Cocoats : Cocoa/Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Couple Scoops of Old Fashioned Oats – I don’t care how much, how hungry are you?
Tbsp of Chia Seeds
Tbsp of Flax Seeds
Tbsp of Toasted Hemp Seeds
2-3-4 Tbsp Raisins
tsp of Cocoa – Honestly I just pour stuff in at random.
tsp of Cinnamon
Tbsp of Honey or Almond Butter
Pour all the ingredients into a mason jar then put water or milk (or milk substitute, or Kool Aid for that matter) into the jar and shake, leave sit overnight (most recipes say refrigerated, but I leave mine overnight in the car and I haven’t died yet). Then heat it up in the morning or eat it as is, the chia seeds make a sort of pudding, which is another great recipe for another day!
Cinnamoats : Cinnamon Raisin Quick Oats
Couple Scoops of Quick Oats – Note: don’t spill in your car or birds will attack you
Handful of Raisins
Handful of Sliced Almonds
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Tbsp Flax Seeds
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Tbsp Cinnamon Honey Spread
Pour all ingredients into mason jar, except for liquid. Heat liquid and pour into oatmeal to serve.
As you can see, I use pretty much the same exact ingredients to make two different flavors, and two different preparation methods. I usually make the overnight oats when I want to get out of town early, so I can heat it up, eat and go. The quick oats I usually make when I have time to make my tea and read in the morning.
I always try to spruce it up, sometimes with some fresh mango, others with some candied coconut.
Keep it fresh. Keep it clean. Keep it inflammatory free!