My day starts before the sun comes up and I often don’t make it back home until well after dinnertime. So, I’m often eating my meals on the go and without access to a stove top, oven or microwave. Despite the cooler temps setting in, I still eat a lot of cold foods out of convenience and necessity! This dish takes me from summer to wintertime, keeping me fueled and ready for the day and my training ahead.
1 scoop whey protein powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup steel-cut oats
1 teaspoon flaxseed
2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds*
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
fruit for topping (optional)
- Mix all dry ingredients together thoroughly.
- Add wet ingredients except for the fruit topping. Stir until dry and wet ingredients are fully combined.
- Refrigerate overnight.
- Top with desired fruit and serve – or pack into an airtight container and take to go!
* To toast almonds, chop into pieces and spread evenly on a foil-lined baking sheet. Roast at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, flip the almonds every 3-4 minutes keeping them in a single layer. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Image via The Chill Martha.