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New Breakfast Flavors

November 8, 2011

Goooood Morning! I am up bright and early AGAIN although this morning I forced myself to lay in bed until 6am… My body is not adjusting well. Probably because I haven’t changed any of my clocks either…

So, many people may think this blog is about oatmeal. Okay, not really. But it’s in the title. The irony in the title is the first two months of blogging, I had smoothies for breakfast and rarely made oatmeal! Now that it’s getting cold out, I’m back on my oatmeal kick and experimenting with plenty of new combinations! Here’s one that is to DIE FOR. One of my favorites so far. My other favorite has to be the Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal.

Today’s oatmeal was made in an attempt to remind me of a delicious baked good that I haven’t had in ages:

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Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal


1 scoop vanilla Sunwarrior protein

1/3 cup oatmeal

1/3 cup almond milk

2/3 cup water (1/3 added at the beginning, the other 1/3 added slowly later on when it became too thick)

1/2 banana

1 handful blueberries

1 T peanut butter


let oats, water and milk cook on the stove until oats are about halfway cooked. Add 1/2 banana (I mash mine up before hand, it’s easier to mix in). Once it’s cooked a bit more, add protein powder and blueberries. This is when I added more water because it became too thick. When it’s to the consistency you like, serve with PB!

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The banana gave it a good consistency and sweetened flavor, and the protein powder really gave it the baked goods taste! The delicious blueberries, which I had fun bursting open, really made it like a blueberry muffin! I’m a big fan of this recipe!

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Since I found out about my food intolerances, I haven’t been able to get a chai tea latte or café au lait at Starbucks since they only have pasteurized milk or soymilk. Trying to make my own was just not the same. That is, until…

I got my frother!!! I had seen this frother from IKEA used on Kath’s blog, Kath Eats Real Food. I just knew I had to have it!


The IKEAs in Chicago are no where near me, and in the complete opposite direction of my doctor’s office. So rather than going about 2 hours (and a lot of gas) out of my way, I decided to just order it! I found it on E-bay and I was so excited when it came! Yes, I paid $8 for a $3 IKEA product…

So what did I do with it? I frothed up my homemade Chai Tea Latte! I also happened to find some unsweetened chocolate almond milk by Almond Breeze, so I decided to use that instead of my normal milk.

Chai Tea Latte


1 chai tea bag

1 cup water

1/2 cup milk (change water and milk ratio to your liking)





Start off by heating your water (I just use my Keurig) and get your tea steeping.

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Next, measure out your milk and microwave it for about 1 min (less for less milk, more for more milk).

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Add in your cinnamon, stevia and nutmeg. Amounts to taste. I used a generous 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 packet of stevia.

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Now the fun part: FROTH!!!! It took about 30 seconds to a minute of frothing to get some serious foam.

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Look at that! 1/2 cup milk becomes 1 cup of milk and froth!

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Finally, pour your milk mixture into your chai tea. I leave the bag in because I like my chai tea strong.

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A delicious way to start the morning, or to warm you up in the afternoon! I also love to make this in my thermos and rather than frothing, I just shake it up and take it to school with me.

Also, the chocolate milk was good, but I actually prefer it with the vanilla almond milk.

Do you ever try to re-create your favorite coffee shop drinks?

What kind of baked good do you think I should try and turn into an oatmeal recipe?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Calvin permalink
    November 8, 2011 8:18 am

    Gonna be very honest with you…I check PLO every morning for the pictures of the Oatmeal! After checking your posts, I’m beginning to question my decision to get McDonald’s Egg and Cheese for breakfast. I’m such a horrible cook though! I gotta find the time to make Oatmeal like this. It’d probably be a better breakfast than what I am doing.

    • November 8, 2011 1:38 pm

      oats are so easy!!!! I used to microwave them and eat them plain. But honestly, it takes very little extra effort or cooking ability to make them on the stove. You just put it in the pot, heat, stir occasionally, let the water cook out until they are the consistency you like, and tada! Start plain, and then start mixing things in!

  2. November 8, 2011 8:44 am

    I was at Ikea the other day pondering getting one of these, cause I’ve seen Kath use it too! I skipped it though, since I didn’t feel like waiting in line for it!

    • November 8, 2011 1:38 pm

      it’s soooo worth it! I made a latte this morning and the foam was even better than starbucks.

  3. November 8, 2011 9:59 am

    I have a milk whisk and I love it! I love making cheaper at home versions of starbucks creations!

  4. November 8, 2011 10:09 am

    that oatmeal combination sounds delicious! It really is true that protein powder gives oatmeal the “baked goods” flavor! I have tried to recreate the “morning glory muffin” into oatmeal form and it worked out really well! That frother looks so cool, I need to get myself one!

  5. Jasmine permalink
    November 9, 2011 12:32 am

    SO excited to make chai tea latte! I actually already bought one of those frothers from Ikea, and now I’m excited to have an easy drink to make with it! thank you!

    • November 9, 2011 7:27 am

      And definitely try the frother in milk that doesn’t have the cinnamon and nutmeg in it, the froth really gets crazy! I’m so impressed by the frother!

  6. November 9, 2011 11:47 am

    Can’t beat starting the day with oatmeal!

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