First off, yes I did look up how to spell "zhuzh!"
Oats have been my go to for these colder mornings. Oats are a water soluble fiber which makes them perfect as a pre-run breakfast and they keep me feeling satisfied throughout the morning. They are also a good source of protein, but most importantly they are a good base for a variety of toppings. When you eat the same breakfast multiple days each week, it's nice to add some variety in the toppings to help mix it up.
This morning I prepared 1/3 cup dry oats with 2/3 cup water. Once tender, I poured the cooked oats into my bowl and added a splash of oat milk, 1 sliced banana, 2 Tbsp Hemp seeds, 1 heaping Tbsp dark chocolate chips, 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds and 1 Tbsp hazelnuts. The chocolate melted and added the right amount of bitterness and sweetness. This is a new favorite and prompted me to write this this morning.
Here are some of my other favorite toppings:
How do you zhuzh up your morning oats?
I am an animal loving-Vegan runner, I practice and teach Kundalini Yoga and I love to cook and eat flavorful plant-based food.