Once again, last night’s dinner and this morning’s breakfast were twins 😛
The process for this rainbow of delight unfolded as follows. I cooked 2 tbsp oat bran and 2 tbsp ground flax with 1/2 cup of water and then immersion-blended in a huge bunch of spinach (stems and all), nutmeg, cardamom, vanilla, and 2 tbsp lucuma powder. After the blend, I added a heaping tbsp goji berries (fyi, I’ve been using the goji berries (and chia seeds and lucuma powder) from Navitas Naturals. I actually don’t really like goji berries on their own, but I’m finding these delightful as oatmeal and yogurt enhancements!), 1/4 cup chia seeds, a big grated chunk of fresh coconut, and 1 cup water. All of that sat in the fridge for a couple hours to let the chia seeds work their absorption magic. I used half of the finished pudding in my dinner last night.
For the “filling” of my oats, I mixed together the “fruit on the bottom” from a Stoneyfield chocolate underground yogurt and a Ronnybrook Farms creamline coconut yogurt (the actual yogurt parts went toward the week’s batch of homemade yogurt … which I had to make with 1% milk because the store was out of skim!) with 1/4 cup fat free ricotta.
The whole thing got decorated with mango (I ate the peel of the mango for the first time ever while I was chopping this one. It wasn’t bad!), apple, strawberries, and Artisana goji bliss. My first bite of the goji bliss tasted so familiar — I was surprised because I’ve obviously never tried goji bliss before. I was thrilled when I realized it tasted just like the cacao bliss! I’m so excited that my “bliss” has been extended a couple more days.
Side note: This was the best oatmeal (I’m using “oatmeal” loosely here because there were barely any oats in this!) ever. Healthy, lip-lickingly delicious, and cheerfully colored! I might even choose it over cake in a standoff.
But … why choose when you can have both?
Dessert was a piece of Pat Shannon’s famous carrot cake with an Oh! Nuts dark chocolate-covered strawberry.
Oooooh, the cream cheese icing. Gets me every time!
I was up and at ’em with my 5:00 alarm this morning and took off for legs and 30 minutes of cardio at the gym. Breakfast was the other half of my spinach pudding. I wish I had made more than two servings!
The only difference between last night and this morning was the yogurt component: today’s yogurt was fresh out of the oven 🙂
I can feel your halo (halo) halo …
OK, time for some quality time with the subway. Happy Monday!
Oats, cake, or both?