Friday, September 30, 2011

Recipe: Nutty Hot Cereal

In an effort to keep my blog generally about endurance related topics I've been hesitant to post any recipes.  But recently a number of coaching clients have asked, and of course nutrition is a major factor on athletic performance... so here goes.


It seems like children of our generation were really duped on the whole cereal for breakfast nonsense.  So I'm often asked "What do you eat for breakfast?".  Normally I eat eggs with left over veggies from the night before.  But in an effort to switch it up a bit, I have recently been eating Robb Wolf's Nutty Hot Cereal.  Super simple and fast.

How long does it take:  10 minutes
What you need:  Blender or Food Processor, Medium Saucepan
  • 1 C almonds or pecans
  • 1 medium sized apple, quartered
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon (This will help increase insulin sensitivity)
  • 1 C water
  • ** As with any oatmeal type breakfast you should add your favorite berries

Makes 2 cups:  Place all ingredients in blender and puree. Pour into medium sized saucepan. You may need to rinse the blender with an additional 1⁄4 cup of water to get all the cereal. Bring to a boil. Reduce temperature immediately and allow to simmer for 5 minutes covered. If thicker consistency is desired, allow to simmer longer.


solarweasel said...

matt -- is the 50/40/10 fat/carb/protein ratio something you generally aim for? just curious, thx.


Matt Hart said...

Brendan - NO. The goal of this meal was to have a tasty new breakfast option. The goal wasn't to fall into any particular macro-nutrient ration. However this isn't that bad at 40% carbs for an hour or two before a run obviously.

I try not to get too worried about macronutrient ratios, but will on occasion log my food to see where I'm at. More out of curiosity. My body tends to tell me what I'm in need of. With that said I start most lunch and dinners with meat and veggies.

Beagley said...

So good. Thanks!