A long trail of goop

Happy Wednesday! I got a whole 15 extra minutes of sleep this morning because I had to meet a coworker at 9:30 for a site visit close-ish to my apartment before we went up to the office together. Fifteen minutes made a big difference — so much more sunlight! Gym was arms and steps — stats: 1 hour and 9 minutes, 424 calories, 128 average heart rate, 175 max.

Breakfast was the flavor of the week: pumpkin gingerbread crockpot oats:

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With the usual extras of 1/2 cup yogurt, 2 crumbled graham sticks, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, coconut, ginger:

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And soymilky black tea hot chocolate on the side:

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I decided last minute that I wanted hot chocolate instead of tea, so I dumped my soymilky black tea into a saucepan and whisked in 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tsp sugar in the raw, 1 tsp chunky peanut butter, cinnamon, and cayenne to make my favorite spicy cinnamon pb hot chocolate:

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I also put a squirt of light whipped cream on top, but it melted too fast for me to get a picture! The best part about making cocoa with this way is the treat at the end — a long trail of peanutty chocolate goop at the bottom of the mug:

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Mmmmmmm!

Which bite do you prefer most — the first or the last?

ALERT: Lindsay has an exciting giveaway featuring oats — how relevant, right? — on her blog Love of Oats right now! Hurry to enter before 5pm!

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19 thoughts on “A long trail of goop

  1. VeggieGirl says:

    Cinnamon-PB Hot Chocolate??? WOWZA that sounds heavenly.

    I prefer the first bite!! Don’t have to worry about running out of the good stuff yet, at that point πŸ˜€

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  2. Sweetie Pie says:

    OH yum!! That looks amazing!!

    I like the first bite the best! In fact, I often don’t eat the whole thing (whatever it may be…) because I feel like I stop really tasting something around bite #3. Of course, I would totally finish this hot chocolate to get the prize at the bottom of the cup!

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  3. snackface says:

    Always the first bite! Or sometimes the second. The second can really tell you exactly how the flavors are working together much better than the first. I’m having issues with the last bit when it comes to my oatmeal lately, so that’s no good. It’s all gummy and dry and cold. Not that you needed to know that. Haha. LOVE your tea/cocoa combo!

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  4. cleanveggiex3 says:

    mmm pumpkin seeds πŸ™‚

    and extra 15 minutes is always the best for sleeping in during the week!
    have a great hump day

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  5. janeterin says:

    OMG – spicy cinnamon pb hot chocolate? I have to make that. That sounds amazing. And I love that you changed your mind but didn’t waste anything.

    For some reason the last bite always tastes the best – which is a problem because then I am way more tempted to have more!

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