Cinnamon Spice Sweet Potato Oatmeal

Okay, okay, I know what you may be thinking: Sweet Potato Oats? What is she thinking?!

But wait! These oats turned out even better than I thought they would. I figured they’d taste good but not the-best-oats-I-think-I’ve-ever-made-good. And might I mention that they left my dorm room smelling all delicious and autumn-like! 🙂

These oats are ooey, gooey, voluminous, and any other good words you can associate with oatmeal. 😛 I made these oats on another chilly morning, so they were also that much more perfect!

So I’m not going to keep you waiting any longer for the recipe, because I really, REALLY want you all to try it!

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Cinnamon Spice Sweet Potato Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Rolled Oats
  • ½ cup milk of choice (I used Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk)
  • 3 tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 pack (71g.) Sweet Potato Baby Food
  • 2 tsp each of Chia seeds and Ground Flaxseed
  • Cinnamon, to taste
  • Vanilla Stevia Drops, to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine first four ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Microwave for about 90 seconds, depending on the strength of your microwave.
  3. Add in last three ingredients, and then toppings of choice. I topped mine with unsweetened shredded coconut, Goji Berries, and sprinkles!

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What’s your favorite cold weather comfort food? (healthy or not!)

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Pumpkin Spice Proats

If you didn’t already know, I live in Minnesota. That being said, you should immediately infer from that that the weather here is dumb and unpredictable. 😛 For the past few days have been perfect sunny and 70s days. But then today came along. Rainy, cloudy, and getting cooler by the hour. It is currently dreary and 54 degrees. Not exactly what I want this time of year. But hey, you win some, you lose some.

Today’s weather being what it is, I came straight back to my dorm after classes and put on some comfy sweats and a baggy sweatshirt. I am now cuddled up on my futon watching Harry Potter, and just woke up from a quick, refreshing nap. 🙂 I decided to post my recipe for Pumpkin Spice Proats now because what’s better than warm oatmeal on a cool/cold day?!

I made these oats a couple weeks ago to fuel up for the day. For this recipe, you do need pumpkin spice flavored protein powder, but if you’re not too worried about your oats being pumpkin flavored you can use whatever flavor protein powder your heart desires!

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Pumpkin Spice Proats

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Organic Rolled Oats
  • ½ cup Milk of choice
  • 1 Scoop Pumpkin Spice Protein Powder
  • 2 tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin Spice Jif Whips Peanut Butter
  • Chia seeds, Flax seeds, and Cinnamon to taste

 

Directions:

  1. Combine oats and milk, and microwave for 90 seconds.
  2. Add other ingredients to the bowl and mix!
  3. Add toppings of choice, and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this recipe, and don’t forget to check out my other recipes too! 🙂

Carrot Cake Overnight Proats

Hi everyone, I’m still alive and well! I’m just really busy with classes and homework and stuff, so that has really limited my time to do extra stuff. But here I am with a few minutes to spare before my last class of the day, so I decided to post one of my recipes from the list of them that I have yet to post! So here it goes!

Before I get to the recipe though, let me just tell you that these overnight oats are easily one of the best I’ve had! Not to toot my own horn, but TOOOOOOTTTT! 😛 Anyway, I had made these a couple weeks ago for either my first or second day of classes (I can’t remember which haha) and it was the perfect way to start the day. Also, this was my first time trying baby food in a recipe. I’ve seen many people use it in various recipes and I’ve been thinking about jumping on the bandwagon for some time now, so here I am! And without further ado, here’s the recipe for my Carrot Cake Overnight Proats! 🙂

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(Bad quality picture, I know. But I just wated to get a close-up for the full effect 😛 )

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Organic Rolled Oats
  • ½ cup Milk of choice
  • 1 pack (99g.) Carrot Baby Food
  • 2 tbsp Egg Whites
  • 1 tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/8 tsp Butter Extract
  • 1 tsp Chia Seeds
  • Stevia (or sweetener of choice), to taste
  • Cinnamon, to taste
  • Toppings of choice (I topped my oats with unsweetened shredded coconut, goji berries, and sprinkles)

 

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients (except toppings) together in a jar or bowl and cover overnight, or for at least 4 hours.
  2. When you’re ready to eat your oats, add your toppings and enjoy!

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Maple Protein Oatmeal

Well, this is it! My last day of teenage life. :O I can’t believe that tomorrow I will officially be 20 years old. It just seems too weird!

This past week has been fairly busy for me, as will be the coming week! I moved into my dorm for my sophomore year of college on Tuesday and I have had stuff going on pretty much ever since! Except yesterday afternoon/evening was a self-declared lazy day. 🙂 We all definitely need those sometimes! Anyway, I am a transfer student at a local college this year and I had transfer orientation the other day. And guess what?! I actually wasn’t super awkward and I made a friend! haha. I also have been talking to some girls on my floor too! I’m trying to get better at this whole being outgoing thing, and so far it’s going pretty darn well if I do say so myself! 🙂

Classes start this coming Monday, so I’m trying to prepare myself so that I don’t get too stressed out, because every year without fail I manage to stress myself out (over pretty much nothing) after the first day of school/classes. So here’s to breaking the trend!

Now here’s the part you all are probably waiting for: my recipe for Maple Protein Oatmeal!

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I made it probably a week or two ago, and I’m finally getting the time to post it on here! Despite the fact that I had them kind of awhile ago, I can still taste it and all of its mapley deliciousness! I had this post-workout, so of course I want to up the protein and carbs, which naturally means that proats are a given 😛

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If you try this recipe out, let me know how you like it!! I love to hear feedback. 🙂

Ingredients & Directions:

  • 1 Ripe Banana, mashed with fork
  • ½ cup Organic Rolled Oats
  • ½ cup Milk of Choice
  • A few drops of Maple Extract
  • 1 tbsp Jif Whips Maple Brown Sugar

–Add the above ingredients to a microwave safe bowl.

*Microwave for 90 Seconds*

  • 2 tbsp About Time Cinnamon Swirl Whey (or protein powder of choice)
  • 1 tbsp Greek Yogurt
  • Toppings: Cinnamon, unsweetened shredded coconut, chia seeds, coconut sugar, and sprinkles to taste

 

Vanilla Almond Coconut Oatmeal

What a busy day yesterday was! We had a wedding to go to in the afternoon, but even my morning was quite packed! Although I can’t complain considering it included an hour and a half pedicure. 🙂
To fuel up for the start of my day I decided to make a hearty bowl of oatmeal! If you know me really well, then you know that a lot of the time when I make food, I have a hard time choosing between things to add into said food/recipe. So most of the time my solution is to add it all! 😛 Needless to say, this bowl of oats kept me full for hours!
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This oatmeal didn’t really have any extravagant tastes, but it was simple and satisfying. Yes there’s probably a lot of fat in this recipe BUT it’s the good fats — the fats your body likes! Bonus! And before I forget, the coconut water and Greek Yogurt makes the texture of this oatmeal amazing. I absolutely adore adding both to my oatmeal. 🙂 I can’t think of the exact word right now to describe the texture, but the best I can think of now is creamy. Delicious and wonderful and creamy. The best.
Since I’ve been going on and on about the recipe, I have a small inkling that you may want the recipe, so here it is!

Ingredients:
•~1/2 of a Very Ripe Banana
•1/2 cup Rolled Oats (I got organic rolled oats from the local Co-op)
•3/4 cup Coconut Water
•1/4 tsp Pure Vanilla (or vanilla extract)
•1/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
•2 tbsp Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
•1 tbsp Coconut Oil
•1 tbsp Raw Almonds
•1 tsp Chia Seeds (optional)
•1 tsp Flax Seeds (optional)
•Cinnamon, to taste

Directions:
1. Add first four ingredients to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 90 seconds (depending on your microwave strength).
2. Add the rest of the ingredients, and now you’re good to go! Have at it!

Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal

Strawberries and Rhubarb. One of the most genius, delicious flavor combinations to exist on planet earth. No lies. I recently discovered this when I was on Pinterest browsin’ around like any other time I’m on there. After a few minutes of looking through my feed, I came upon a pin linked to a recipe for a strawberry rhubarb smoothie. Unfortunately, when I decided I wanted to make it as a snack the day after, I found that I couldn’t find the pin anymore! Sad day.
But hey, I wasn’t just simply going to let that ruin my fun! After all, the real fun is found in experimenting! So that’s just what I did! I can’t remember all the ingredients I put in the smoothie, but the basics were frozen strawberries, fresh rhubarb, skim milk, and yogurt. And then of course all the add-ins! In my opinion, smoothies are usually never as fun without the add-ins. 🙂
Here is the smoothie in all its gloriousness:
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Now, to the decadent Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal! Since I enjoyed the flavor of my smoothie so much, I knew exactly what I wanted after my workout this morning: Strawberry Rhubarb oatmeal, of course! Since I just made this this morning, the ingredients are still fresh in my head. Which means recipe!
So here you have it!
Ingredients:
•1/2 of a large, ripe banana (mashed)
•1/2 cup of oats
•Milk of choice — I used skim (unmeasured)
•Nonfat plain Greek yogurt (I used Fage)
•3-5 Strawberries (cut up)
•1/4-1/2 Stalk of Rhubarb (cut up)
•Walden Farms Pancake Syrup
•Walden Farms Marshmallow Fluff
•Hemp Seeds
•Chia Seeds
•Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
•Cinnamon

Directions:
1. Mash up banana in the bowl with a fork.
2. Add in oats and milk.
3. Microwave for about 90 seconds (times will vary depending on the microwave).
4. Mix in Greek yogurt.
5. Top with strawberries, rhubarb, Pancake Syrup, Marshmallow Fluff, chia and hemp seeds, unsweetened shredded coconut, and cinnamon! (In no particular order).
My oatmeal pre-mixing:

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Aaaaaand post-mixing (looks like mush, but tastes like heaven in an oat-sized bowl):

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Let me know if you try this and how you like it! 🙂
What’s your favorite oatmeal combination(s)?