Establishing healthy eating habits at home is a key component in improving your on-ice performance. Feeding your body with the fuel needed for every shift will help you seamlessly transition back to the ice when the time comes. Every Tuesday, nutritionist Seanna Thomas will be bringing you recipes and nutrition tips via the GTHL Instagram that will help to build healthy routines.
For Tuesday, April 28, Seanna will be making Power Oatmeal. You will need the following:
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups milk (or milk of choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp hemp hearts
1/2 cup fruit (banana, apple, berries)
Optional: Spoonful of nut butter or alternative or handful chopped nuts, seeds, or coconut flakes.
Place oatmeal, milk, vanilla (if using), and cinnamon in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and stir until oatmeal has absorbed the milk to your liking.
Top with fruit and nuts, or whatever you like on your oatmeal. Cool it down with a bit more milk if you can’t wait. If you prefer it a bit sweet, use a bit of honey or maple syrup to swirl in.
If you don’t have hemp hearts, you can use flax meal (ground flax seeds) or chia seeds.