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    really quick breakfast

    I'm trying to develop a good breakfast recipe that'll let me get the most out of my long morning commute. I think oatmeal is regarded as one of the best meals you can eat for breakfast, but I don't usually have the time. I probably only have 10-15 minutes to make breakfast, so I usually just make a protein shake, with juice and some fruits. What are some other simple, quick things I can add to the protein shake, because I think my breakfast lacks carbs? Or what are some other breakfast ideas that will be really quick and simple?

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    really quick breakfast

    Maybe some olive oil and/or ice cream in the shake to "fatten" it up a bit?

    My standard breakfast is fruit, ice-cream and coffee. Can't help it, I love ice-cream but luckily am sub 150 lbs
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    I read somewhere you shouldn't eat dairy product before a ride. I'm not sure why, but just throwing it out there

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    Granola / yogurt / fruit salad parfait. No cooking, no blender but all the benifits of some of the best things you can eat.

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    I do a fruit smoothy in the morning - 1/2 a banana, 1/2 an orange, little pomegranate juice, frozen berry's, some kale, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1 tsp flax seeds, little water, and blended. I'm not a big dairy or grains fan.

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    IME, nothing beats peanut butter, NOTHING!

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    juice, fruits bring you carbs but you need something more solid that will last longer. A cookie will brings you fatts and long lasting carbs. Also add some wheat bran in your protein shake
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    www.nutribullet.com. This is a blender-like thing that whizzes up water, fruit, vegetables, and other stuff into a slurry which you can drink. I have one ($99 at Target) and can confirm that it works as advertised. That leaves, of course, the question of whether or not you like to drink fruit and vegetable slurries.

    Anyway, what I do is fill up the device the night before with fruit and vegetables, plus some seeds, nuts, and egg-white powder, put the cover on, and put it in the refrigerator. In the morning, I eat a handful of nuts while I scan the newspaper, then pull the nutribullet cup out of the refrigerator, add the required amount of water, whiz it, and drink it. My breakfast is done in less than five minutes.

    That sounds good, and it is, but then I also eat some more when I get to work, a small second breakfast that I also packed the night before.
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    Greek yogurt, fresh blueberries, granola. Protein powder if you want some extra calories to get you to lunch. Easy to make, easy to digest, lots of options for variety (change the berries, change the yogurt, etc.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by swwhite View Post
    www.nutribullet.com. This is a blender-like thing that whizzes up water, fruit, vegetables, and other stuff into a slurry which you can drink. I have one ($99 at Target) and can confirm that it works as advertised. That leaves, of course, the question of whether or not you like to drink fruit and vegetable slurries.

    Anyway, what I do is fill up the device the night before with fruit and vegetables, plus some seeds, nuts, and egg-white powder, put the cover on, and put it in the refrigerator. In the morning, I eat a handful of nuts while I scan the newspaper, then pull the nutribullet cup out of the refrigerator, add the required amount of water, whiz it, and drink it. My breakfast is done in less than five minutes.

    That sounds good, and it is, but then I also eat some more when I get to work, a small second breakfast that I also packed the night before.

    The best way to extract juice without losing enzymes is through press. Other than marketing junk I don't see any difference between the nutribullet and other blenders. You have an engine with a rotating blade which create friction and then heat.

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    A common breakfast for me:
    all natural peanut butter on a piece of whole wheat bread, lightly drizzled with local honey.
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    I make and eat oats within 10 minutes, if you care to read my technique:

    *edit: just tried my method, from dry in my cupboard to in my stomach in less than 6 minutes!

    **double edit: this is with old fashioned oats, not quick oats.


    On measured cup of oats.

    Approximately one and half cups of water (use hot tap water if in extra hurry, cold is better but slightly slower)

    Microwave this mixture for 2:30 minutes on high in a bowel 3 times the volume of the uncooked oats and water (microwaved oats puff up during cooking)

    Add one measured cup of cold (from refrigerator) almond milk (or moo moo milk, add something cold to the mix so you can eat it right away).


    Real easy, and quick enough to be done and on the way in ten minutes.


    Otherwise I will eat grape nuts with almond milk, I like them crunchy so I don't wait for them to get soggy. A spoonful of peanut butter mixed in is delicious, satiating, and bumps the nutrition significantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swwhite View Post
    ...ut then I also eat some more when I get to work, a small second breakfast that I also packed the night before.
    Mmmm, Second Breakfast. I'm a Hobbit too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
    I'm trying to develop a good breakfast recipe that'll let me get the most out of my long morning commute. I think oatmeal is regarded as one of the best meals you can eat for breakfast, but I don't usually have the time. I probably only have 10-15 minutes to make breakfast...
    How long does it take to open a packet and pour hot water on it? Assuming you have a microwave, or better yet a dedicated water-heating kettle, 1c water should be hot enough in under a minute, and after you pour it on the instant oatmeal, you have maybe another minute that you can chop some fruit if you want to add it.

    Also, my wife has a recipe she makes once in a while for overnight oatmeal in a crock-pot. It uses steel-cut oats (not rolled oats) and is full of chopped dried fruit, very tasty, and very good at sticking to ribs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erig007 View Post
    The best way to extract juice without losing enzymes is through press. Other than marketing junk I don't see any difference between the nutribullet and other blenders. You have an engine with a rotating blade which create friction and then heat.

    http://www.hacres.com/pdf/documents/...rison-2007.pdf
    Have just found this product to be faster and more thorough at blending the drink up. Everything has marketing hype, but the product works well for me. Am finding myself in a rut, tho, so am going to start working in some egg or oatmeal breakfasts, too. A coupla eggs with some cheese on a slice of toast is fast, and sticks.
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    i give myself half an hour to make and eat food every morning and i usually eat a real meal like eggs and sausage, toast, doesnt really take more than 10 mins to scramble up some eggs with some meat in the pan

    a lot of times il premake stuff that i can just eat whenever like muffins made with yogurt and protein powder, scones, big fat cookies

    if im feeling super lazy ill make something like:

    bagel with peanut butter and honey, substitute either for jam, preserves, nutella, works the same with toast if you dont have bagels or rolls around
    instant oatmeal only takes 3 mins
    fruit is always great

    cereal does nothing and will probably curdle in your stomach. i made the mistake of eating 2 grilled cheese's before a ride and i got a huge stomach ache like 30 mins and and just went home, was not pleasant

    im also a practitioner of the second breakfast at work, which usually consists of something like cookies or a bagel (if i didnt eat something like that already)
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    I think the key here is pre-planning, so you do have time to eat a quality, sustaining breakfast. For oatmeal, you can either buy the small individual pkts or DIY and buy the large cylinder oatmeal and pre-measure them into ziplock baggies. I bought a cordless electric tea kettle & it's been one of my most used pieces of kitchen equipment (costs ~$20). You press down a button while you're getting ready for work. It automatically shuts off when it has reached its boiling point... so, then you have hot water for oatmeal, tea, coffee via french press. The night before, I would cut up fruit, so that it's ready to eat. Also, bagel & cream cheese or peanut butter toast are all good complementary things that stick with you.
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    Leftover cold Pizza

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    For me I did it a little different then what you are talking about. I would wake up super early to PT before taking the kid to school and heading off to work. After PT I would grab some oatmeal and any other little snack I could add to that be it a banana, English Muffin with some PB on it. After PT and a shower I would usually have about 20-30min. to get ready. With a little planning it is definitely possible. Then again I am trained on moving with the utmost speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
    I probably only have 10-15 minutes to make breakfast
    Get up earlier? Steel cut oats really fuel you up,but are kind of bland. I mix dried fruit in with mine to liven it up. Those Belvida biscuit/cookie things are pretty good;they're my go-to if I'm in a big hurry.

    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
    I think oatmeal is regarded as one of the best meals you can eat for breakfast, but I don't usually have the time.
    Well you could go for the quick oatmeal, also known as granola. I make my own with roasted whole oats, nuts and dried fruit. You could easily replace the dried fruit with fresh (I do my own dehydrating). The granola and skim milk make a quick, delicious breakfast that has a great balance of protein, fat (you use some to roast the granola), and carbs. Even better the carbs are slow digesting whole grains (doesn't get much more whole than whole oats, aka groats)...

    Once in your refrigerator (groats, being a whole grain can spoil) they also make a great replacement for brown rice in dishes. I particularly like a groats pilaf as a side dish.

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    almond butter, yogurt, local honey and steel cut groats here.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben4345 View Post
    IME, nothing beats peanut butter, NOTHING!
    Peanut butter (no sodium) on a whole-wheat pita with a bit of lettuce or cucumber (for the high-water content). Strawberry jam to give it a little flavor that the no-salt peanut butter lacks.
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    You could always make the oatmeal the night before, and stick it in the fridge overnight. Then just heat it in the microwave. I cook mine with walnut pieces and raisins, then add banana slices just before I eat it...

    A spoonful of peanut butter in the oatmeal is good too, along with a splash of maple syrup, as long as you're cholesterol is under control. (and you're not allergic to peanuts)

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    You don't have time to make Oatmeal? I dump 1/4 cup into a bowl before bed. When I get up, I splash some water in it and throw it into the microwave for 20 seconds. I don't understand what you're doing that could take so long.

    Are you trying to cool a large amount the old fashioned way with a bunch of little toppings?

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