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Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal

I had every intention last night of waking up this morning and doing my speed work before church, but when my alarm went off this morning at 7 I just wasn’t feeling it.  It’s pretty dreary outside, and I was super tired.  I had already slept for nine hours, but my body still wasn’t feeling up for exercising.  I laid in bed for another half hour without really falling back to sleep, and decided to take advantage of a lazy Sunday morning to make a yummy breakfast and read a good book.  Soon it’ll be too hot to run any other time but the mornings, so I greatly enjoyed my morning off.  I was out of bananas, so I experimented with a new oatmeal combo…

My Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal contained:

  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • ~1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 packet Truvia
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • LOTS of strawberries, hulled and sliced

Make the base a little runnier than you would normally make your oatmeal.  That’s where the “cream” part comes in!  This was super tasty!

After church, I inhaled my last chocolate, fig, and almond bite, then headed out the door to the local high school track.  I intended to do 8 x 400 m at 5k pace, but I ended up doing them a little faster than I intended:

  • Distance (including .25 mile warm-up): 2.26 mi
  • Elapsed time: 18:51
  • Avg Pace: 8:20/mi
  • Calories: 218 cal
  • Avg Heart: 159 bpm

After I got home I made a new protein shake recipe that I found in this month’s Oxygen.

Green Tea Protein Shake

  • 1 large cup green tea, steeped from two bags
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder (I used vanilla Designer Whey)
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Ice cubes (I used a lot because I didn’t want a warm protein shake!)

This was alright.  It packs a great nutritional punch, but the taste was kind of blah.  Maybe it would have been better with a banana?

Ok, I need to go grocery shopping.  Ta-ta for now!