As most people know, I’m a Vital Proteins ambassador. In exchange for a couple of products, a month I post about ways to use collagen or the benefits. For the last few months I’ve included a lot of smoothie recipes. In the summer, I want nothing more than something cold and refreshing after a run.
Now that it’s getting cooler, I want something warmer. So I decided to share the oatmeal I’ve had lately after runs. It doesn’t matter if it’s a short or long run, easy run, or workout, I have food within 30 minutes. I do believe it’s one reason I’ve recovered faster from races and runs in general.
1/2 cups Milk. You can use whatever you want milk wise. I’ve been using almond milk.
1 cup cup oats
1 Serving Banana Cinnamon Whey Protein
1/2 cup pumpkin
Cinnamon and Nutmeg to taste
Berries and Fruit. I’m a fan of warm peaches and pears right now!
Nuts: Almonds, pecans…anything
Whipped Cream: Did you really think I wouldn’t include this?
Greek Yogurt for the extra protein
Mix the milk, pumpkin, and oats.
Cook the oatmeal according to the directions. I’m not fancy so I just use the microwaveable kind.
Add the collagen after it’s done cooking.
Add toppings and sweeteners if you feel like it.
As the weather gets cooler I enjoy a lot more warmer foods after a run.
Thank you Vital Proteins for allowing me to continue as an ambassador!
Questions for you:
What are your favorite oatmeal toppings?
Do you crave different foods in the winter versus summer?