After taking Kyra to the park this morning I decided I needed to run. The weather was tempting me with a little cloud cover (will it ever rain again??) so I headed to the track. Today I decided to do a fast run interval with a power walk interval. It was great! By great I mean – really hard to breathe and a super high heart rate, but my knee and ankle felt fantastic! I haven’t regained my motivation to workout since my injury, but I always love it while I’m doing it and I’m so happy to be able to run again.
Breakfast was calling. I love oatmeal, but it leaves me hungry 20 minutes later. I think I’ve finally discovered the combination that has some sticking power! Today’s bowl kept me full for 4 hours, which is great for me.
High Protein Oatmeal Bowl
-1/2 cup rolled oats
-1 cup unsweetened rice milk
-1 TBS chia seeds
-1 scoop Sun Warrior protein powder, natural flavor
Whisk the above ingredients together and cook until it’s reached the desired consistency.
-1 TBS Justin’s Almond Butter
-2 TBS hemp seeds
-1/2 small banana
-handful of blueberries
*The almond butter and fruit give it enough sweetness that I don’t add any.
*I use Sun Warrior protein powder to mix in foods because I can’t taste it. I save my CINCH for smoothies!
*Hemp seeds have 11 grams of protein in 3 TBS. Woohoo!
*This bowl had about 525 calories and 33 grams of protein.
Kyra may or may not have licked the bowl clean
I had leftover quinoa from last night so I knew that would make an appearance in today’s lunch. I threw together some frozen chickpeas (cooked last month and then frozen for easy use later), quinoa, frozen corn, and salsa.
Served on a bed of greens. It was tasty!
I better go play with this dog! She’s throwing all sorts of toys at me