Don’t lie, this is how we all feel today, even if you’re the perkiest morning person ever. There’s just something about Mondays that make me sigh.
Plus it’s freezing out and snowing.
Everyone sigh with me now….(SIGHHHH).
But WAIT! Kiss that sigh goodbye and let it fly! According to another blogger I follow, it’s National Porridge Week! Even if it’s actually not nationally recognized, (and it’s probably not), that doesn’t matter. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and oats (or porridge) is the best part of that meal, and I’m going to celebrate ALL WEEK LONG.
Well now that that’s cleared up….
Yup, that’s right, this week will be dedicated to the glorious breakfasts I concoct and I’m so pumped!!! These could be breakfasts I’ve already made or am making on that particular day, but they’ll be all OATS. 🙂
By the way, my audition went pretty well on Saturday, so we’ll see what happens with that! 🙂
Soooooo, to start off this insanely awesome week, let’s take a look at what I had today. You might call it chocolate peanut butter oatmeal, but I call it REESE’S SWIRL OATMEAL.
There’s really nothing better than starting off your day with a comforting bowl of chocolatey goodness topped with thick swirls of delicious peanut butter. Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also a nutritional PUNCH.
Check this out:
8 grams of HEALTHY FAT
7 grams of FIBER
3 grams of SUGAR
18 grams of PROTEIN!
That’s what I call a breakfast of champions. You’re welcome. Now go make this!!
Reese’s Swirl Oatmeal
(Inspired by Desserts With Benefits)
- Serves: 1
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 12-15 minutes
1 cup milk of choice/water (I used 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk and 1/2 cup water)
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp. plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 tbsp. vanilla protein powder (I used Arbonne)
3 tbsp. Liquid Egg White (or 1 egg white, but protein amount will change)
1/2 tbsp. peanut butter, slightly warmed
- In a small saucepan, bring almond milk and water to a boil and add in oats. Reduce heat to medium and wait about a minute, then add in the Greek yogurt and salt, stirring well to combine.
- After about three minutes, add in the vanilla extract, cinnamon, cocoa powder, and protein powder. Stir the mixture well until all traces of powders are gone.
- Now the oats should be almost done, so turn the heat to low, pour in the liquid egg whites and whisk well to combine! Really whisk it until all traces of “white” are gone, this could take a couple minutes so be patient!
- Transfer the oats to a bowl and top with the warmed peanut butter. You could swirl it, glob it, or plop it. It’s your bowl and your stomach, so whatever pleases you!
- ENJOY! 🙂
Check out my Instagram for this lovely picture and other oatmeal creations! 🙂
Have a magnificent Monday and stay warm! 🙂