I had a very early start to my morning - it was the first day of cheer practice for the upcoming football season! I was super-pumped, except for the fact I had to wake up at 5:45AM for our 7:00AM practice - I know, but I rather tackle practice in the morning than have to go after work. So I had to be a little flexible for my WIMBW creation. I chose something that I would be able to pop into the microwave - and I made sure I had all the ingredients the night before - even for the substitutions I would make to fit my eating habits.
I chose the Banana Cream Pie Oatmeal on page 164 of Jenny Grothe's 75 Ways To Love Your Oatmeal and other treats, tips & tricks. The name definitely caught my attention because I used to love eating the no-sugar added banana cream pie when my mom used to work by Baker's Square - seems soooo long ago! I made my modifications to the recipe: microwave instead of cooking over the stove and my ingredient swaps.
Jessica's Banana Cream Pie Oatmeal
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tbsp flax seeds
1/2 tbsp unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup oats
1/2 to 1 cup Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Breeze or milk of choice
1 banana, thinly sliced
1 tbsp RAW Protein Powder or protein powder of choice
drizzle of honey
1/3 cup Whole Foods 365 plain Greek yogurt or plain/vanilla yogurt of choice
*You will also need a microwave-safe bowl
1. Put 1/2 tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 tbsp flax seeds, and1/2 tbsp unsweetened coconut into a microwave-safe bowl
2. Add 1/2 to 1 cup of Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Breeze - I usually eyeball it
3. Add 1/2 cup of oats
4. Add banana slices
6. Add 1 tbsp protein powder and a drizzle of honey, then mix
7. Microwave for one minute and switch to 20-30 second intervals until desired consistency - I like my oatmeal to be thick
8. Top with 1/3 cup of Greek yogurt
My Banana Cream Pie Oatmeal was delicious! I loved everything about it - I would probably garnish it with some almond slivers next time, for a little something extra ;) I really enjoyed this oatmeal though and was glad I didn't give in to the idea of adding some peanut butter - even though I love my all-natural peanut butter, I knew it would ruin the banana cream pie taste. But I would recommend giving the banana cream pie oatmeal a taste - whether you follow my recipe, Jenny Grothe's recipe, or customize it to your likes. If you're a fan of bananas, this is fabulous!
The rest of WIAW consisted of one of my homemade pumpkin protein bars and a RAW chocolate protein shake - after practice I was pretty hungry so when I got to work around 9AM I just had to have both - I guess that is what happens when I participate in the ab workout I gave the girls ;) I also had some organic black seedless grapes before heading off to Walnut Wednesday. I just love Wednesdays - all of the food trucks, live music, and people :) It is such a great atmosphere and the weather has been great both times we have gone! We chose Wholly Frijoles for some Mexican cuisine. Wholly Frijoles has such a great deal: 1 Taco for $4, 2 for $7, 3 for $9. I decided to get the 3 for $9 option, because it is the easiest way to try as many things as I can and share with my mom. I ordered three different tacos: Pastor, Calabacita, and Tequila Lime Chicken.
All equally delicious and the tacos were small enough that having a 1/2 of each was the perfect serving size :) Thanks for sharing mom!
Dinner consisted of the Apple Pie Quest Bar - tastes just like an apple pie, without risking burning my mouth and I love it :) And my evening snack: four all-natural crackers with all-natural peanut butter and organic blueberries. MMMMM! Kind of like a healthy PB&J - I guess blueberry jelly?
I hope everyone enjoyed their Wednesday as much as I did! I am already looking forward to next Wednesday :) But I need to finish stretching after my Zumba workout - I am typing this in a straddle split!
How was your Wednesday?
What did you eat today?
Do you have local food trucks?