Updated: Jan 3, 2021
by Amanda Watters
Like putting in the miles on the road, fueling for races can also take some practice. After years of racing and running long, I developed this go-to breakfast to power me through my races. We usually cook this the night before a race so it is ready to go with a simple reheat in the morning. If I’m traveling to a race, I will premix the dry ingredients and pack it in my suitcase. If you have a big race coming up, use your training runs to see what works for you. When I am marathon training, I eat a bowl of this before each long run to mimic race day. Grab a warm bowl of Berry Good Steel Cut oatmeal and see how well it fuels you!
1 cup steel cut oats
pinch of salt
1/8 cup of quinoa
5 cups of water
1/4 cup of rice
1 cup of milk of choice (cow, almond, soy)
2-3 TBSP of flax seeds
1 cup of fresh or frozen mixed berries
1 tsp vanilla
honey or brown sugar to taste
1 tsp of cinnamon
Add water, quinoa, rice, flax seeds and oats to deep saucepan. Cook about 15 minutes, until oats, quinoa, and rice are soft.
Add vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and milk. Continue to cook for at least 5 more minutes.
Add berries, if eating right away. If I make the oatmeal ahead of time, I don't add berries until just before I eat it.
Add sugar or let each person add sugar to taste