Pop Quiz #5
What does Mr. America, Jason Kozma, eat for breakfast?
A) Small children
B) Godzilla or Mothra, depending upon who’s trying to invade this week
C) Denny’s Grand Slam Breakfast
D) Oatmeal and Egg Whites
While I can eat any of the above and suck the nutrients right out of them, I prefer to eat oatmeal. Yes, I know, boring, right? Maybe, but there’s no better option for breakfast that a great bowl of oatmeal. Not the sugary kind you ate as a kid, but the slow cooked, nutritious kind I have every day. I don’t add sugar at all. I may add a packet of Splenda or Stevia, for a bit of sweetness. I might also add a dash of cinnamon, for some flavor, but never maple syrup or brown sugar. If I want some crunch, I’ll add some of flax seed or sliced almonds. When I need extra protein, I’ll have egg whites – either in my oatmeal, or just in addition to my breakfast. I always have at least 24 ounces of water as well, as soon as I wake up in the morning. It helps rehydrate me and gets me pumped up for a great day.
Mr. America’s Power Protein Pancakes
1 part dry oatmeal
2 parts egg whites
double dash o’ cinnamon
using a hand blender, blend up the dry oatmeal, egg whites and cinnamon.
cook in a hot pan with a light layer of coconut oil / olive oil spray or similar. Cooks very quickly, so stand and watch. flip once.
Boom! You’ve got equal grams of protein and carbs, ready to eat on the fly! I personally use 1 cup oats and 2 cups egg whites for 60 grams protein and 50 grams carbs (ish)
if you must, you can add sugar free maple syrup product for taste with minimal calories and avoid the insulin rush and crash.