Saturday, September 17, 2011

starting the morning right with clean eating pumpkin oatmeal

I have been craving a pumpkin spiced latte or frappe from Starbucks and decided to have this instead:

                                         Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal
Here's what you do:
Mix together 1/2 cup oatmeal; 1/4 cup of water; 1/4 cup canned (organic) pumpkin; 1 scoop vanilla whey protein isolate; 1tbsp of natural almond butter; 1tsp of vanilla; 1tsp of cinnamon; 1 tsp of allspice; 1tsp of pumpkin spice 

Other additions that would be good would be:
Raisins and walnuts
Subsitute 1/4 c. of water for 1/4 c. of your choice of milk (see below for info about milk)
1tbsp of cream cheese or cottage cheese (for a creamier texture)
1tbsp of sugar free hazelnut coffee creamer or french vanilla coffee creamer
1tbsp of pure maple syrup

mix in a bowl and bake at 350 for 20 minutes; let cool and ENJOY :)

See oxygen magazine's article about varieties of  milk

For whey protein isolate I use muscle gauge nutrition's vanilla caramel

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