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July Fitness Tips

  • Published
  • By Michelle Walker
  • 169th Force Support Squadron
Mango-Almond Refrigerator Oatmeal

This easy, no-cook "summer porridge" has make-ahead convenience and is packed with nutrition to get your day off to a healthy start. Make it in individual mason jars for a perfect serving size and an easy grab-and-go breakfast straight from the fridge. (It's eaten cold). Take it along to work or anywhere. Great to serve on a breakfast or brunch buffet. High in protein, calcium & fiber, low in fat & sugar.

o 1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
o 1/3 cup skim milk
o 1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
o 1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
o 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
o 1 teaspoon honey, optional (or substitute any preferred sweetener)
o 1/4 cup (approx. half of a small mango)

In a half pint jar or container, add oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, almond extract and honey. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Add mangoes and stir with fork until mixed throughout. Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Eat chilled.

Nutritional Info: 207 calories, 4g fat, 47g carbs, 7g fiber, 12g protein

See site below for more nutritional-yummy, make-ahead breakfast ideas!

Alternating Floor Press

1. Lie on the floor with two kettlebells next to your shoulders.
2. Position one in place on the chest and then the other, gripping the kettlebells on the handle with the palms facing forward.
3. Extend both arms, so that the kettlebells are being held above your chest. Lower one kettlebell, bringing it to your chest and turn the wrist in the direction of the locked out kettlebell.
4. Raise the kettlebell and repeat on the opposite side.