I’ve always liked Shannon Sharpe. In addition to the great commercial he did for Charles Schwab, I’ll never forget a piece about him on ESPN several years ago. Among other things, he shared his general nutritional regime which included oatmeal and egg whites for breakfast every day.
Breakfast Inspired by a Champion
After a lot of experimentation, I’ve settled on my own “breakfast of champions.” I call it Kimi’s Super Powered Oatmeal. It’s 7 PointsPlus per serving, but packed with an amazing amount of nutrition including healthy fats, 6 grams of fiber and 21 grams of protein.
It’s so hearty I eat it with a fork, and because the flax seed and egg whites “expand” in the bowl, I end up with about 2 cups of breakfast cereal. The volume is satisfying to both the eyes and the appetite. My oatmeal plus a bowl of fruit (usually cantaloupe or strawberries) carries me easily to lunchtime.
You can trim the Points Plus to 6 if you use ¼ cup oatmeal rather than 1/3 cup.
1/3 cup(s) uncooked oatmeal (Old fashioned kind, not instant)
2 Tbsp wheat germ
1 Tbsp flax seed(s)
3 item(s) egg white(s) (Powdered kind make this oatmeal very portable. Found in baking aisle)
1 tsp ground cinnamon (or to taste)
1 packet(s) SPLENDA® SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener
1 cup(s) water, Hot water, boiling point
Add approximately ½ to 2/3 cup hot water and incorporate well. Continue to add water until oatmeal is a bit soupy.
Microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. If consistency is too thick, add more water. If consistency is too thin, microwave for another 15 to 30 seconds until desired consistency is achieved.
|Calories||230.0||Vitamin C||1.0 %|
|Total Fat||5.2 g||Vitamin E||20.0 %|
|Saturated Fat||0.6 g||Calcium||1.0 %|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||3.4 g||Folate||20.0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat||1.2 g||Iron||14.6 %|
|Cholesterol||0.0 mg||Magnesium||10.0 %|
|Sodium||166.0 mg||Thiamin||15.0 %|
|Potassium||168.5 mg||Zinc||10.0 %|
|Total Carbohydrate||26.8 g|
|Dietary Fiber||6.6 g|
Let me know what you think. Oatmeal is a great base for many variations, so if you supercharge this great grain further, c’mon back and share!
Wishing You a Most Awesomelicious Day!
Want to learn more about Shannon Sharpe’s post-NFL approach to fitness? See Wall Street Journal article here.