Green Oats and BAM!

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The Story Behind One of My Favorite Post-Workout Meals (Bonus recipe)

Through the course of time, I’ve been criticized and judged as much as I’ve been looked up to. I guess that’s to be expected when you’re a gunslinging, punk rock playing, fitness oriented sonofabitch.

You can call me what you want and formulate any opinion you’d like because you’re entitled to. And that’s what makes America such a great country. As much as I love to voice my point of view, I’ll never stop you from voicing yours.

That being said, I’ve recently gotten some questions about a particular post-workout breakfast I’ve been whipping up so I decided to share it with you right here. But before I get to it, I need to address something.

For all you neoprecisionists out there, I am well aware of the perfect blend of macronutrients when you are done working out so save your breath. I’m not out to impress you. I’m here to give the rest of the world who’s not bench pressing double their body weight a healthy breakfast to eat anytime.

The main ingredient in this dish is oatmeal. Yep, you heard me correctly. I consume one of those villainous, dreaded whole grains that cause people to run and hide under their beds on a daily basis. The very same whole grains that the hacks try to farm you into believing are bad for your health. Ugh…

Did I mention I’ve had single body fat percentage for 20-plus years? AND, I’ve eaten oatmeal that entire time? Sorry, I didn’t mean to disrupt your concentration. You may now move on to today’s regularly scheduled program, already in progress.

To me, a bowl of oatmeal is a wonderful place to stack up many many nutrient-packed foods that have major benefits to your body. That’s where the “green” I mentioned in the title comes from.

You have the ability to include various “add-ons” in one place at one time. It’s like a one-stop-shop of healthy awesomeness! How can you possibly scoff at that?

With all this being said, I’m going to unveil my favorite oatmeal recipe to you. Be advised that some of these ingredients may be foreign, but I suggest you step out from under the rock and give them a whirl. You WILL be pleasantly surprised at how they effect your body.

It should come as no surprise that I recommend organic ingredients too. Most of which below already are so you won’t have to worry.


1/2 c oatmeal
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (Biochem, Gnarly, Natural Factors) affiliate link
1 tbsp sunflower or sesame seeds
1 tbsp chopped walnuts
1 tbsp ground flax
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tbsp red palm oil
1 tbsp spirulina crunchies
1 tbsp raw cacao nibs (Healthworks) affiliate
1 tbsp raw cacao powder (Navitas Naturals) affiliate
1 tbsp dried currants
1 tsp maca powder (Gaia) affiliate
1 tsp plain creatine (Iron Tek) affiliate
A few shakes of cinnamon

Preparation: Place all the ingredients in a container and add water. Blend well, put a lid on top and place in the fridge. Your gruel will be ready and waiting in the morning.

Tips and Hints: I place this in my backpack and take it with me to the gym in the morning. Once I finish my workout, I take out the container and add more water because it is really thick and gooey. Then I sit there and enjoy every bite with a smile on my face like I just won and Olympic gold medal.

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Benefits: This dish is high in protein, fiber, complex carbs, essential fats AND antioxidants! Try to find that in a bagelwhich bitchaz!

This is the recipe I’m following right now, but I’ll change it up from time to time. I’ll add different nuts or seeds, I’ll use chocolate protein powder, I’ll add berries instead of currants and once upon a rare occasion, I’ll add some form of milk or milk alternative.

You can also just use a basic greens formula instead of fancy spirulina crunchies. Believe me, greens powders are a lot more palatable when they’re blended with something as opposed to just drinking them with plain water.

If you notice, I don’t cook my oatmeal. That’s overrated. I like to soak it. A very wise man with really long hair that I met atop a grassy mountainside one day told me that soaking grains makes them more digestible. I agreed and have soaked them ever since.

Before I bid you adieu, let me warn you about something. You won’t make too many friends at the gym or office based purely on the presentation of this dish. In fact, it sort of looks like baby diarrhea. But, like I tell every one of my friends and clients, never listen to what other people say!

Create a healthy habit for YOU! Don’t let other people’s words or actions ever bring you down. You have one life, one body and one mind. Use every one to their fullest potential.

Until next time, this is K/Rail. Have a tremendous day and let Mother Nature do her job.

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