I have this whole routine in the morning. I wake up at 6:45 am, feed the baby, change the baby, feed the dog, feed myself, let the dog outside to pee, and then get dressed. I leave the house at exactly 7:50 am to make it to the studio at 7:55 am with enough time to put my stuff in the locker and grab my station.
For breakfast the baby has breast milk, the dog has chicken and Burbank potato dog kibble, and I have oatmeal. The baby and the dog seem pretty content with their situation, but after eating oatmeal for breakfast for a couple of weeks straight, I'm getting pretty sick of it.
Through trial and error, I have found that oatmeal is the best pre-workout meal for me. It gives me plenty of energy to get through a workout without leaving me feeling too full or sluggish, and bonus, soluble fibre! I've seen a few recipes pop up in my feed over the last few weeks for baked oatmeal which inspired me to take my oatmeal game one step further, and transform it into a super healthy loaf of sorts. And this way I'd be able to slather a generous portion of almond butter and raspberry jam on top, which is a good enough reason in itself.
This loaf is made with all sorts of good stuff like whole wheat flour, oats, applesauce, coconut oil, flaked coconut, almonds, and raspberries. It's thick and moist and hearty and flavorful and everything that I am looking for in a breakfast loaf. It's not too sweet. The raspberry and coconut flavors are the main attraction. It's relatively high in fibre, low in sugar, slightly sour and a little nutty. And absolutely amazing.