Racing Weight Cookbook Recipe: Oat Bran with Cherries & Almonds

Racing Weight Cookbook L1 Recipe Oat Bran with Cherries &Almonds

Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes for athletes that will help you hit your ideal weight without compromising your performance.

Try out this easy-to-make Level 1 recipe for as a pre-workout breakfast or as a post-workout recovery snack.

Oat Bran with Cherries & Almonds serves 2 in under 15 minutes.

Recipe profile: High Carb, Good for Recovery, Vegetarian

Racing Weight Cookbook L1 Recipe Oat Bran with Cherries &Almonds

3 cups water
1½ cups oat bran
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons sugar
2 cups fresh or frozen cherries
2 tablespoons (½ oz.) almonds, slivered
milk (optional)

1   In a saucepan, bring water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add oat bran and cook uncovered until the mixture begins to thicken, 5–10 minutes. Stir periodically to keep oat bran from sticking to the pan.

2   While oat bran is cooking, cut each cherry in half and remove pit with a paring knife.

3   Season oat bran with salt, vanilla, and sugar and stir to blend. Remove from heat and divide between two bowls. Top with cherries and almonds and a splash of your favorite milk, if desired.

Per serving: 422 calories, 10 g fat, 74 g total carbohydrate, 13 g dietary fiber, 15 g protein

TIP: Save time by combining water, oat bran, salt, vanilla, and sugar in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 90 seconds, stir, and microwave for an additional 90 seconds. Let rest a few minutes before topping and serving.

Dietary Quality Score: (per serving) FRUITS 1 WHOLE GRAINS 1 NUTS & SEEDS 1

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