Sunday marked the beginning of the year of the snake and we celebrated with family (minus my sis who’s away at school), friends, & food.
Apparently my brother and I decided we needed to match. And in an obnoxiously neon way.
We may have all been a bit ambitious with the serving size of each dish as once everyone filled their plates it still looked like we barely made a dent.
Lots of leftovers. No complaints.
Fast forward to today.
This morning after my workout i wasn’t really craving anything in particular for breakfast, so I turned to an old staple. Oatmeal.
The only problem with oatmeal is I feel like I don’t stay full for very long and find myself hungry rather quickly. In order to fix this problem I added in some extra protein.
bulked up oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 egg*
- 1 T ground flax
- nut butter
Cook oats in almond milk + water over medium heat. Sprinkle in flax and continue stirring. Once oats seem to have absorbed just about all the liquid, stir in the egg. Continue to stir oats until egg is incorporated and cooked to desired consistency. Top with nut butter.
* 1 egg tastes adds so much more to the oatmeal than 1 egg white when it comes to flavor. just sayin.
The oats were perfect for todays chilly & rainy weather and whether they ended up keeping me full longer or not (so far so good), they were deeeelicious.
Ok, breaks over. I’m off to make things happen. Have a great day!
What do you add to your oats?
What’s your favorite breakfast thats bound to keep you full?