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June 20, 2012

stick to your bones breakfast

Can you tell I'm on a little sabbatical since I'm blogging about breakfast? (Keep in mind I'm on west coast time so this post isn't as late as it seems.) Let's just say the view inspired me. 


When we arrived yesterday in Redding it was HOT. And the condo we're staying in had been unoccupied for a couple weeks so the temperature inside was 96 degrees, just two shy of a boy band. This morning, though, there's an amazing breeze on the deck and thought that I'd enjoy a little blog reading/breakfast eating/coffee drinking out here.  

my mom paparazzied me

But anyway, back to breakfast. I'm a big of dessert so any time you can have something healthy that tastes like dessert for breakfast is a good thing in my book. Therefore, I give you this:


It might look like a hot mess of oatmeal but it tastes like warm banana bread and it fills you up without making you feel heavy and gross. I don't really measure anything but here's a rough look at what went into mine:
- rolled oats (1/4 cup)
- vanilla whey protein powder (1 scoop)
- water (enough to cover the dry ingredients)
- 1/2 banana

Microwave everything for about a minute and a half. If it's too dry, add more water. If it's soupy, pop it back in for 30 seconds. Then add:
- chia seeds (roughly 2 tbs)
- walnuts/almonds (optional)

What I love about oatmeal is you can pretty much add anything to it to suit your mood. For example, after tasting mine, my mom wanted me to make her some. I swapped the chia seeds and protein powder in hers for a heaping spoonful of almond butter (roughly the same amount of calories).  I think she liked it. 



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