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Strawberry Crème Oatmeal

November 19, 2011

Yesterday morning, I was trying to decide what kind of oats I wanted for breakfast. Then I realized that I was out of any kind of fruit or vegetable I would mix into my oats… Not even a half banana left!

What’s a girl to do?

Then I realized, I still have some fruit! In the freezer! I pulled out some frozen strawberries, and came up with this new concoction:

Strawberry Crème Oatmeal

Ingredients

1/3 cup Oatmeal

1/3 cup almond milk

1/3 cup water

1 spoonful flax

2/3 cup frozen strawberries, thawed

1 scoop Sunwarrior vanilla protein powder

1/2 T peanut butter

I started off by thawing the strawberries in the microwave (I’m not too patient…) and then sticking them in the blender with just a bit of almond milk.

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Ready in seconds!

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Then, I added the strawberry puree to my already cooking oatmeal, water, almond milk and flax. Last, I added the protein powder. Definitely be sure to mix the protein powder in well! It was a little harder with the strawberry puree in there.

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The strawberry puree definitely made it more liquidy, so next time I would probably put less water or almond milk in the original mixture. However, once I let it sit for a bit, it thickened up nicely! Also, peanut butter was the perfect mix in, it was almost like peanut butter and jelly!

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It may look like a disgusting brown bowl of mush, but it was pretty darn good! I definitely think it would be better with fresh strawberries, but I was trying to use these up in my fridge!

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So good. The perfect start to my morning.

Next up? I got a hair cut! Don’t worry, nothing exciting, I just got a trim! I know, so adventurous.

To head though, it was time to break out an old friend. I looked at the weather and it was 37 degrees, but so windy out that it felt like 27 degrees…

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It happened. I was trying to wait until after Thanksgiving, but I guess it makes to sense to torture myself just because of my stubbornness…

And what was I wearing underneath? My Chicago’s Perfect 10 Race Shirt from last weekend!

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I’ve got to get in the race mood since I’ve got my 5K this morning, and I’m running 7 miles beforehand with Chelsey! In other words, I’m out the door by 6am!!! Which is why this was posted so early…

Hope you all have a great Saturday!

 

What’s your favorite food to eat that looks disgusting but tastes delicious?

Are you stubborn about breaking out cold weather gear?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2011 8:01 am

    Mmmm – sounds wonderful! I guess my hard boiled eggs don’t look appetizing to some people, but I just love those for snack with an apple.

  2. November 19, 2011 12:55 pm

    I think some of my green smoothies look pretty icky colour but taste amazing! That oatmeal does sound really delish though! Hope your having a great weekend 🙂

  3. actorsdiet permalink
    November 19, 2011 7:16 pm

    it’s been too long since i’ve made a comforting bowl of oats! i just broke out my uggs today too – except mine are black…

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