Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-25-13, 12:02 AM   #1
spectastic
Supreme Adrninistrator
Thread Starter
 
spectastic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: inside my body
Bikes: a few
Posts: 3,569
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
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?
spectastic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 12:08 AM   #2
imi
aka Timi
 
imi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour (touring) and a Miyata 100 (commuting)
Posts: 2,826
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
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

Last edited by imi; 08-25-13 at 12:12 AM.
imi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 12:22 AM   #3
spectastic
Supreme Adrninistrator
Thread Starter
 
spectastic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: inside my body
Bikes: a few
Posts: 3,569
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
I read somewhere you shouldn't eat dairy product before a ride. I'm not sure why, but just throwing it out there
spectastic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 12:23 AM   #4
Burton
Certified Bike Brat
 
Burton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Bikes:
Posts: 4,251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Granola / yogurt / fruit salad parfait. No cooking, no blender but all the benifits of some of the best things you can eat.
Burton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 12:39 AM   #5
cvskates 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: On my bike...
Bikes:
Posts: 385
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
cvskates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 01:46 AM   #6
ben4345
Kitten Legion Master
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Bikes: Fuji silhouette, Dawes SST-aL
Posts: 898
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
IME, nothing beats peanut butter, NOTHING!
ben4345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 07:02 AM   #7
erig007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: 6367 km away from the center of the Earth
Bikes:
Posts: 1,664
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
-cookies
-wheat bran
erig007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 08:08 AM   #8
swwhite
Senior Member
 
swwhite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Minneapolis MN USA
Bikes: Trek 4300
Posts: 846
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
swwhite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 08:18 AM   #9
mustridebikes
Senior Member
 
mustridebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wilmington, NC
Bikes: Novara Randonee
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.).
mustridebikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 08:31 AM   #10
erig007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: 6367 km away from the center of the Earth
Bikes:
Posts: 1,664
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

http://www.hacres.com/pdf/documents/...rison-2007.pdf
erig007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 08:34 AM   #11
FenderTL5
Senior Member
 
FenderTL5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Nashville TN
Bikes: Trek 7.3FX, Diamondback Edgewood hybrid, KHS Montana
Posts: 772
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
A common breakfast for me:
all natural peanut butter on a piece of whole wheat bread, lightly drizzled with local honey.
FenderTL5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 09:52 AM   #12
RubeRad
Keepin it Wheel
 
RubeRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego
Bikes: Surly CrossCheck, Moto Fantom29 ProSL hardtail
Posts: 5,522
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
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!
RubeRad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 09:56 AM   #13
RubeRad
Keepin it Wheel
 
RubeRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego
Bikes: Surly CrossCheck, Moto Fantom29 ProSL hardtail
Posts: 5,522
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
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.
RubeRad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 10:02 AM   #14
david58
Senior Member
 
david58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Bikes: Fuji Cross Comp, BMC SR02
Posts: 1,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
david58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 10:23 AM   #15
Mumonkan
Brown Jersey Winner
 
Mumonkan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The Bad Woods.
Bikes:
Posts: 8,687
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
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)
Mumonkan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 11:15 AM   #16
Jewel
Live Beautifully
 
Jewel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Oregon
Bikes: 2011 Specialized Sirrus, 2013 Yuba Boda Boda Sport
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Jewel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 12:12 PM   #17
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 20,358
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 632 Post(s)
Leftover cold Pizza
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 12:45 PM   #18
AraJudge
Senior Member
 
AraJudge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oceanside, CA
Bikes: 1st 2009 Kona Blast
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
AraJudge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 03:32 PM   #19
dynaryder
PatronSaintOfDiscBrakes
 
dynaryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: BicycleSPACE warehouse in SW Washington DC
Bikes:
Posts: 6,983
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
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
Leftover cold Pizza
YES. With a Mountain Dew.
__________________

C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport,Dahon Speed Pro TT,Brompton S6L/S2E-X
dynaryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 03:50 PM   #20
PlanoFuji
Banned.
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Plano, TX
Bikes: 1982 Fuji Supreme, Specialized 2012 Roubaix Compact. 1981? Raleigh Reliant mixte, Velo Orange Campeur (in progress)
Posts: 1,034
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
PlanoFuji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 04:06 PM   #21
RGNY
Senior Member
 
RGNY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Utica,NY,USA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,526
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
almond butter, yogurt, local honey and steel cut groats here.....
RGNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 04:10 PM   #22
MickeyMaguire
Avid Cyclist
 
MickeyMaguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Bikes: Fuji Absolute2
Posts: 326
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
MickeyMaguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 04:15 PM   #23
David Bierbaum
Senior Member
 
David Bierbaum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: St. Louis Metro East area
Bikes: 1992 Specialized Crossroads (red)
Posts: 1,528
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
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)
David Bierbaum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 04:34 PM   #24
JB05
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: Breezer Uptown 8
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
JB05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 05:01 PM   #25
downtube42
Senior Member
 
downtube42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Angelo, TX
Bikes: Volae Team, '76 Motobecane Grand Jubile
Posts: 1,710
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I cook quick oats in the microwave for 90 seconds. In that 90 seconds I've poured my milk, popped a bagel in the toaster, and have my toppings ready: cinnamon, almonds, and brown sugar. After 180 seconds oatmeal is ready, everything is put away, and bagel pops up. Add a banana or apple if available. In about 6 minutes I'm out the door. This comes from my desire to sleep yet eat breakfast.
downtube42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:42 PM.