Eat Breakfast Like An Olympian With "Super" Oatmeal

Dietician Bob Seebohar has guided the diet of many Olympic athletes; here he demonstrates how to prepare an oatmeal breakfast that aims to give you the energy of a gold medallist.

Although Seebohar uses a rice cooker in the video above, you're stove top or microwave would work just fine for creating this high-energy, antioxidant-packed oatmeal. The mixture is packed with enough essentials to fuel your body through workout sessions, an afternoon walk or maybe a retail therapy blitz (assuming you don't shop online). The ingredient list is as follows:

  • Rolled oats
  • Water
  • Whey protein powder
  • Dark cocoa powder
  • Ground flax
  • Blueberries
  • Raisins
  • Banana

Do you have a power packed breakfast routine? Ever tried something similar to this "super" oatmeal? Let us know in the comments.

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    I'm really interested to try this recipe, except I'm hopeless at cooking and there are no quantities or proportions listed either on this site or linked article... :(

      This is rough, but he uses:

      1 1/2 cups of water (I recommend light milk)
      2 tablespoons of whey protein
      1 cup of oats
      1 heaped teaspoon of cocoa
      1 packet of raisins
      1/2 a cup of frozen blueberries

    I always find it interesting that food that is high in energy (kilojoules) is seen as good for you, while food that is high in calories (just an alternate measure of energy) is bad for you...

    There are some clever marketers around.

      Oh really? And where exactly did anyone say that bit of nonsense?

    For those interested in the nutritional info based on this mixture:

    1.5 cups water
    1 cup rolled oats
    1 scoop whey protein powder
    2 tbsp ground flaxseed
    1.5 tbsp dark cocoa powder
    1/2 cup blueberries
    1 packet raisins

    635 calories
    14 grams fat
    67mg sodium
    94g carbs (31 sugar, 19 fibre)
    38g protein

    That recipe doesn't taste very nice at all

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