Jenna’s breakfast

This morning’s smoothie calories wore off around 10 am. After that, it’s a waiting game, counting down the minutes until a reasonable person can eat lunch. The realization that because something isn’t bad for you doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the best thing for you either, is a hard one. Even moderate amounts of running, like my current 10k training, require more calories than frozen fruit and yogurt can provide. I did some research on one of my new favorite food blogs and found what I hope turns out to be a filling, healthful breakfast tomorrow. If not, my apartment smells awesome. Thanks to Martin for the vanilla beans


1/4 cup steel cut oats

1/4 cup red quinoa 

2 T pearl barley

2 T oat bran

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1 vanilla bean, split down the middle

1/4 cup chopped dried apricots

2 1/2 cups water

Add all of the ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes until thickened. Once I decide what to serve it with (syrup, bananas, brown sugar), I will post more!


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