With my new year program I am changing up my diet a little bit. For the last year I’ve done Shakeology for breakfast, but I’m going to move it to another meal. This year I’m going to workout, and then do oatmeal with protein powder, hemp nut milk and berries for breakfast.
I’m using the Apple Cinnamon (a good metabolism boost right there!) from Nature’s Path. You could easily use just plain old oats if you choose. My husband will be doing that. You may say, boring!! Yes I know that oatmeal will help you reduce your hunger during the morning, and help you stick to your diet. It’s the fiber. The fiber in the oats forms a gel to make you feel “filled up”. It’s also a whole grain that contains good minerals and phytonutrients including lignans, plant sterols and stanols and antioxidants. The lignans are helpful in protecting your heart while stanols help in normalizing blood cholesterol levels.
It’s also affordable You can buy oats in bulk for very little, whatever fruit is in season will be great in your cereal – and have you looked at Protein powder lately? Beachbody also offers a high quality whey protein, but you can start with what you can afford. And if you are vegan or vegetarian I’m going to recommend the best – the Sunwarrior Sprouted Brown Rice Protein I use every day. You could also look at the Swanson Oryzatein Brown Rice Protein which runs about $13 or the Vegan Proteins+ Vanilla which I really like. I’ll share why. I has a great mix of plant based proteins, including cranberry protein which I like to use as a vegan creatine source. Just one serving provides all 8 essential amino acids, 8 vitamins, 13 minerals and 20 grams of dietary protein for a leaner, healthier body. It is only about $16 as well. Great place for a vegan to start.
Your oatmeal will also help you in reducing the medication you take if you have diabetes. It is full of proteins and has about 50% of the amount of manganese a person requires in a day. Oatmeal also offers lots of iron, magnesium and thiamin. And unlike some of your breakfast options, there is absolutely no cholesterol in a bowl of instant oatmeal. Oatmeal is a high source of phosphorus where you can find 133 mg of phosphorus and 42 mg of magnesium in it. And let me tell you, many people skip a healthy post workout meal, but after working out it’s important to fuel your body within 30-45 minutes with protein and carbs, and that is another reason I like this meal.
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