Oatmeal Good-Morning Shake


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I am definitely a morning person. I get my workout and all my errands done before 1pm. At least I try. Around 3pm, after grumbling to myself why I am always so busy , I take my 2nd shower, get my energy back, get hubby’s and puppy’s dinner ready and head to my dance practice. Whewwww……definitely no room for a kid for now. :)
I have been doing lots of swimming and The Dailey Method. Especially, swimming keeps me in shape for my hula dancing. And I always need my oatmeal shake before I head out to the pool because after 45 mins of lap, I’m pooped and I need my energy!
There is a couple at my gym pool, who are ridiculously good swimmers.They even have an American Flag on their swim caps…..i know i know. Talking about a total intimidation. I basically try to avoid them. Today, the couple joins me in the pool. Dammit! The woman looking oh so good in her ‘special’ goggle and ‘national swim team’ cap, (and me looking like an alien in my $10 goggle, doing my not-so-perfect butterfly), she dives into the pool like ‘Missy Franklin’, does her perfect butterfly and turns. Thank god I had my oatmeal shake to (barely) keep up my speed with them…I did alright today but I do want to avoid them next time…..:)  On a morning like this, I definitely need my oatmeal shake to get me going.

Try using quinoa instead of oats and sprinkle some wheatgerms and chia seeds. Breakfast can’t get any better than this. Now drink up, conquer your day.

Ingredients
1/4 cup old fashion oats
1/2 cup almond milk
1 or half banana
1 teaspoon peanut butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Tiny sprinkle of sea salt (optional)
Wheat germs or chia seeds

Add some honey if you need more sweetness and Coconut water if you need to thin it out.
Sprinkle some wheatgerm and chia seeds if you have them.

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I used steal cut oats today but old fashion oats will make the smoothie less grainy.

Blend it all up!
As Ryan Lochte says, ‘Cheeeaaarhs’! (I swear i don’t really watch that show…..i swear)

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Comments & Responses

6 Responses so far.

  1. avatar Foodsnearme says:

    The oat meal shake is nice.

  2. Oatmeal in a cup – exactly what I need in the mornings. Can I also use quick cooking oats for this?

  3. avatar Natalie says:

    Just found the recipe and made it immediately! Drinking it as I type :-) delicious and healthy, thank you for a wonderful recipe!

  4. avatar Charlott Palau says:

    Because almonds are naturally very nutritious, almond milk doesn’t need to be fortified. You can make almond milk yourself at home, and it will have the same nutritional value as the almond milk available commercially.

  5. avatar Lucille Fornili says:

    Naturally refreshing, coconut water has a sweet, nutty taste. It contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes. Not to be confused with high-fat coconut milk or oil, coconut water is a clear liquid in the fruit’s center that is tapped from young, green coconuts.:-’..

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