Tag Archives: Oatmeal

Protein-y Oats

16 Jan

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day!

A big bowl of vanilla-bean protein oatmeal started the day. Today was a very productive homework day (these don’t come by often); all morning was spent getting ahead on homework assignments. Since I take 2 online classes, time management and discipline are crucial! After writing a paper on Beowulf, starting a strength and conditioning assignment and googling bugs (mhm), my brain was-legit-fried. Lunch coudn’t come soon enough! Running errands and Lake Johnson for some fresh air and a much-needed brain relaxer was the only homework enjoyable assignment left to complete :D.

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Add a spoonful of protein powder into your oatmeal. It dissolves without clumping, adds a creamy texture and the increase in protein will keep you full for hours!

GNC‘s Total Lean brand is one of my go-to brands for protein powder. The serving size on the container is for 2 scoops: 180 calories, 2g. fat, 8g. fiber, 9g. protein; I use ~1 tablespoon in my oatmeal.

 

 

Pumpkin Oatmeal

2 Nov

The definition of fall is in this bowl of comfortableness! This oatmeal recipe is nothing out-of-the-ordinary, but it’s just too scrumptious to keep to myself :).

Usually I prefer my oatmeal made with milk, but this is my only exception; water seems to contribute to the oatmeal’s gooey consistency and texture.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • sweetener (optional)
  • banana (frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon (or more) pumpkin butter (Trader Joe’s)
  • sprinkles of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or all!
Prep:
  1. combine oats and water in a bowl. nuke for ~3 minutes.
  2. add pumpkin, yogurt, and a little more water (I like my oatmeal very voluminousness). nuke ~2-3 minutes.
  3. skip the added water if you’re normal add a little more water, sweetener, and frozen banana. nuke ~2-3 minutes.
  4. finally, dollop with pumpkin butter and sprinkle the spices of your choice!
Comfortableness in a bowl 😀