We made it to Friday and the best part: it’s a 3-day weekend!

This past week I have been making oatmeal each morning on the stove instead of making my Baked Oatmeal Squares on Sundays to have for the entire week.


With the protein from the almond milk and egg whites, I stay fuller longer and I get the added benefits of the flaxseeds that provide healthy omega-3’s as well! This would be a great pre-run oatmeal as well for those cold mornings!

Protein Flax Oatmeal


1 cup unsweetened Almond Milk

1/2 Cup Rolled Oats

2 egg whites (sometimes I like 3!)

1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed

1 Tablespoon walnuts

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

Banana slices (or any other fruit you might like!)


Combine all ingredients in a pot (except for fruit) and cook on high until oatmeal starts to bubble. Reduce the heat and let simmer for about 3 minutes. Dish out in a bowl, add your fruit and enjoy!

What are you up to this weekend? I have a 3-mile run planned Saturday and a 4-mile run planned for Sunday as part of the Hanson Method training plan that I am following for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon.

Speaking of the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon: congratulations to Todd S. for winning the free race entry. I will email you your registration code shortly Todd!

Didn’t win the free race entry? No worries, I will plenty of giveaways for running “swag” over the next couple months. Also, check out the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Bloggers web sites because they will be giving out free race entries as well:

Step Plus 4

Go Run Jess

The Tambura Runner

I’m The One They Call Beal

Run Swanson

Mile 26 and More

Mind, Body, and Goal

The Frolicking Fells

Trading in My Heels

Jamie Johnston’s Journey

Running in Concrete Sneakers

Have a great weekend!

4 Responses so far.

  1. Jessica M. says:

    ooo I love the idea of added protein to my oatmeal but the thought of putting eggs in there scares me lol. I’ll be a big girl and try it out anyways. I am sure it is delish.

  2. Brian says:

    This looks really good! I do like putting egg on things. Although I guess in this case the egg is more in the oatmeal than on it. I used to be an oatmeal person but now I have a big bowl of greek yogurt for my morning protein (after the run, of course :) ).

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