I prefer a hot breakfast. But the time crunch of a typical weekday morning often prevents this. Hot breakfasts require time to prepare. They also demand to be eaten and enjoyed slowly.
We all know oatmeal is a wholesome, filling, and heart healthy option. And flavored instant oatmeal packets are easy and convenient, right? They are convenient, but there are only a few flavors, and they are often much too sweet for my taste.
Enter MyOatmeal.com. With dozens of ingredients to choose from, there are endless combinations - and something for everyone. We got to make our own custom oatmeal blend.
The flavors I chose were Horchata and Dulce de Leche.
Chalk it up to my latina roots, but I am a big fan of Horchata (a rice milk type drink) and of course, Dulce de Leche (a caramel-like confection made from sweetened condensed milk). My oatmeal arrived and smelled AMAZING! I opted for unsweetened oatmeal, so when I made it, I added a light drizzle of honey. Very tasty. Definitely did not have the bland 'instant oatmeal' flavor I've come to expect from the bigger commercial brands.
The other product I selected was PB Lean. PBLean is a powdered peanut butter. However, it is 85% lower in fat and calories than traditional peanut butters. There are many ways to use your PB Lean:
-add water to make peanut butter
-replace flour as the ingredient in your favorite baked treats
-mix into smoothies, yogurt
-sprinkle on food
-add to cooking sauces, e.g. BBQ
I was all set to order plain, when I spotted the German Chocolate Cake flavor.
When it arrived, I was not disappointed.
The first 'treat' I made with it, was adding a heaping tablespoon to a half cup of low-fat ricotta cheese. Then I added a drizzle of some local organic honey, and a few pieces of dark chocolate chips. I know - it sounds weird - but I often put weird combinations together and discover that it tastes really good. Yes, it was good. So good, that we polished off the tub of ricotta and I never got a photo!
The next treat I made was a simple smoothie.
1 cup of vanilla rice milk
1 1/2 tablespoons of PB Lean
1 drizzle of agave nectar
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 cup of ice
Blend until frothy.
What will you come up with?
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