Berry Recovery Oatmeal

       This weekend started off with a terrible bang. Friday afternoon at work, my office computer crashed and died. Hard. With no warning. On top of that, my back up hard drive failed and I lost EVERYTHING. I lost all of my spreadsheets, reports, customer information and invoices. I don’t even know what to do. I sat starting at the blank computer screen for an hour with a lump in the pit of my stomach and tears in my eyes. Finally the thought of all of the information lost coupled with the fact that I will have to start from scratch on everything was just too overwhelming and I left early.

       Fortunately, I had dinner plans with my cousin which helped keep my mind off of everything. I made OhSheGlows Garbanzo Bean Soup (aka Hummus Soup) with fresh veggies and pita bread. I was finally able to use my beautiful veggie plate my mom got me back in March!!

        Saturday was the last day of my Sports Made Possible games for the spring season. I do enjoy giving my time and energy to this wonderful organization but I am glad that my Saturdays are freed up for the summer. I will be very very busy with something that I am extremely nervous about: I am training for the Denver Rock & Roll Half Marathon in October! I have never done a competitive race and I am generally more of a sprinter than distance runner but I decided to at least give it a shot. I have heard great things about Hal Higdon’s training plan for half marathons so I researched it and I am currently tweaking it to fit into my schedule.

      I was surprised with a gift certificate and this wonderful card for donating my time this season!         

       Sunday was another bootcamp in the park day. We worked hard today! We did about an hour of circuit training and 40 minutes of cardio which included running and interval sprints. I am out of almond milk (eek need to go buy groceries!) so instead of my traditional post workout protein smoothie I decided to make protein packed oatmeal.

Berry Recovery Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • Scoop Raw Protein powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • 1 cup mixed berries (I used raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries)
  • 1/2 oz Walnuts

Directions
Cook oats as directed and then stir in additions.

Makes 1 serving

380 Calories

27 Grams protein

       I really love oatmeal and it is nice to mix up my post workout meals. I would have taken a picture but I was so hungry I inhaled the bowl before I remembered! The rest of the today is going to be spent doing chores. I need to buy groceries, do laundry, clean my house, run some errands with my mother-in-law, and get my food ready for the week. I have some raw falafel balls going in the dehydrator and I really hope they turn out well. Have a great weekend and here’s to a healthy week!!

My Best,

Shelley

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