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Breakfast On The Go?

Hey,

I have to get up at 5am to leave for work. I don’t want to use the blender to make a breakfast shake as my wife and 1yr old daughter like to stay asleep. I struggle to eat the bowl of oats that I have on weekends, it takes too long to eat. I have been eating 3 eggs and 2 sandwiches in the car on the way to work.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a decent breakfast on the go?

Thanks.

I use the blender every morning for my strawberry/bannana/protein/oats shake, and have often thought about what I would do if I couldn’t use the blender in the morning…

So, here’s a thought, mix everything except the protein powder the night before, and then use one of those shakers in the morning to add the protein powder?

Jason

Most of the shakes from the “Shake It Up!” article work just fine if stored in the fridge for a day or two. Here is the URL:

http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460530

*I wouldn’t do this with the night-time shake, however, as it uses oils that would likely separate.

I would just blend the desired shake the night before, and put it in the fridge in the a Nalgene bottle or whatever. I’ve done this many times. You may want to blend your shakes a bit thinner if you use this trick, as chilling a shake overnight has a tendency to make the shake coagulate a bit.

Good luck!

~Terumo

OK scrooge, the night before, mix up oats, cottage cheese, and eggs in the blender. Throw in a banana,apple, or berries depending on what flavor pancakes you’ll like. Add in some cinnamon or vanilla extract for flavoring, I use a pinch of nutmeg, as well. Blend it up, then make pancakes on the stove. put the pancakes into a ziplock bag and toss in the fridge. You can heat them up in the microwave the next morning or eat cold. Get some sugar-free syrup if you desire.

Sometimes I’ll take some Low-Carb Grow! and make a pudding(amount depends on how much protein and calories you want and how much protein powder you wanna go through), using a few ounces of water or milk. Then slather this pudding on the pancakes. It’s delicious.

Oh by the way, to give you an idea of how much I use for pancakes. 3/4 cup of oats, 1/2cup cottage cheese, 2 whole eggs, 3-4 whites. This makes 3 good-size pancakes, healthy, filling, and fuckin’ delish

Here’s what I do for a quick breakfast on the go:

1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal (Quaker oats - the plain kind that cooks in around 1.5 to 2 minutes)
1/2 cup lowfat or nonfat cottage cheese
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder

Mix it all together in a small bowl. Add a little bit of water and mix until it reaches a pudding-like consistency. Put it in the fridge and let it chill overnight.

Wait for the new Grow! bars to come out. After getting to sample them, they are going to be my new breakfast on the fly.

[quote]scrooge wrote:
Hey,

I have to get up at 5am to leave for work. I don’t want to use the blender to make a breakfast shake as my wife and 1yr old daughter like to stay asleep. I struggle to eat the bowl of oats that I have on weekends, it takes too long to eat. I have been eating 3 eggs and 2 sandwiches in the car on the way to work.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a decent breakfast on the go?

Thanks.
[/quote]

Scrooge,

I’m in the same situation as you are. As it is mentioned here, I’ll mix my breakfast shake prior to going to bed, and let it set in the fridge until I’m ready to go.

I’ll have it in a “shaker” bottle, but really anything will work. Just shake it up, and start sipping on the way to work.

If you forget to mix it the night before, grab a protein bar and munch that on the way. You could stop at a quick mart pick up a quart of skim milk to wash it down.

Hope it helps!

pop tarts, toaster strudels, or krispy kreme

and a coke (diet coke if you are watching your carb intake)

OR

get a balanced MRP that doesn’t require blending. get some tupperware 1 quart shaker bottles. add cold water, shake, and pound. or take it with.

also i like the grow bar idea. if you want more carbs, CJ makes trioplex bars that have good carbs but unfortunately some soy protein.

OR

carefully place ear muffs over the wife’s and kid’s ears. make shake. drink. remove ear muffs.

OR

keep your blender in the garage. get a minifrig out there too. be careful to not confuse 10W30 with flax.

just some thoughts,
BFG

make the shakes the night before, this also gives you time to let them settle. Have your fish oil, coconut oil, and olive oil with your morning shake. laters pk

Thanks for the tips guys, particularly the tip about the ear muffs. I’ll get back to you on that one BFG.

Much appreciated.

What about just normal cooked oatmeal with added ingedients, like chocolate Grow! protein powder, I like peanut butter for some added calories. It tastes really good, it may take some getting used to. Just chuck an ice cube in to cool it down once everything is mixed. I think you should be able to gobble that down in about 2 minutes! Prep time = 2 mins to cook, 1 min to mix, 2 mins to eat, can’t beat that!! If you are still hungry just get a hand shaker, make a protein shake and grab a couple peices of fruit…

[quote]smk67 wrote:
What about just normal cooked oatmeal with added ingedients, like chocolate Grow! protein powder, I like peanut butter for some added calories. It tastes really good, it may take some getting used to. Just chuck an ice cube in to cool it down once everything is mixed. I think you should be able to gobble that down in about 2 minutes! Prep time = 2 mins to cook, 1 min to mix, 2 mins to eat, can’t beat that!! If you are still hungry just get a hand shaker, make a protein shake and grab a couple peices of fruit…[/quote]

Wheww! Man, eating oatmeal with peanut butter is not easy. I do this sometimes, I think it tastes awesome, but it is hard for me to eat. The fiber and the fat is so filling I feel like I’m gonna blow up!

True, but its breakfast off a fast, so I personally am not concerned with the carb/fat mix. But, add a little extra water to your oats before cooking - or afterwards, just enough to make it not so ‘globby’. I think it was hard for me to eat it at first, but after a week you get used to it and I actually crave it now… Good stuff!!

Would a Pepsi with a dozen Dunkin Doughnuts work just as well?

[quote]Moon Knight wrote:
Would a Pepsi with a dozen Dunkin Doughnuts work just as well?[/quote]
tru

[quote]Moon Knight wrote:
Would a Pepsi with a dozen Dunkin Doughnuts work just as well?[/quote]

My little brother used to drink Pepsi (not diet) while eating Oreos. Not only did it gross me out at the time, but he no longer has most of his teeth.

He doesn’t do that anymore.

smk67,

2 minutes to gulp down oatmeal? You’re kidding right?

I have been putting the raw oats in water and soaking them overnight to soften, but it still takes me 10-15 minutes to eat a large bowl of the stuff. That is why I reverted to eating in the car on the way to work. Maybe I really should cook them properly and stop being lazy.

If you mix this ahead of time, you can pop it in the fridge in some form of sealable container and just grab-and-go in the morning – it doesn’t take as long to eat as regular oats, and definitely not as long as oats and peanut butter:

1 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1/3 cup plain non-fat cottage cheese
1 scoop Vanilla Grow! (regular or Low-Carb)
1/3 cup blueberries
1/4 cup raw pressed whole oats

First mix yogurt and cottage cheese together until smooth; then mix in Grow!, then blueberries. Dump oats on top. Sprinkle cinnamon and Splenda on top to taste.

smk,
Checked your profile,expecting to find a little guy and therefore didn’t eat large quantities of oats. However, it said you are 235, so I don’t know what the explanation is. You must have a biiiiig f’n mouth!
I don’t know the quantity of oats you are eating but it takes waaaay more than two minutes for any human I know to eat more than a cup(uncooked) of oats.
I eat oats and whole grain uncooked mixed with blueberries or strawberries, etc. Amounts and whether I use milk or hood carb countdown depends on bulking or cutting. Takes me maybe ten minutes and lets me watch a little sportscenter. Then I drink a Grow! shake in the car on the way to work. Pretty simple.

Here’s a healthy muffin recipe I really like that has helped me beat my Dunkin Donuts addiction :slight_smile:

Flex Muffins
Makes 12 muffins/4 servings (3 muffins per serving)

16 oz egg whites
1 whole egg
1 1/2 C oatmeal
1/2 C Splenda
1/2 C lowfat cottage cheese
1/2 C applesauce (natural, no sugar added) or 1 banana
1 scoop Low-Carb Grow!
1/2 Tsp baking soda
1/2 Tsp baking powder
2 Tsp vital wheat gluten (optional)
1 Tsp cinnamon
1 Tsp vanilla extract

Mix everything in a blender, pour into sprayed muffin tin and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Store muffins in refrigerator. I vary the taste with the applesauce/banana, flavor of protein powder, different spices and extract flavorings (ex. lemon or coconut). They’re dense, tasty (once you get used to them) and portable. I like to warm them in the toaster oven.

I get 27gP, 27gC, 4gF per serving (3 muffins), so you big guys might want to eat more of them…

I was thinking of starting a thread asking for people’s favorite easy recipes - good idea?