Pumpkin “Muesli” with Banana + Almonds
Thought I’d do something different today – I made a cold oat mixture, somewhat of a muesli, for breakfast! I started craving this when I saw it on BikerGirls’s Blog the other morning. Her’s looked SO good. Mine was delicious, but I think I will play around with it and try soaking it all overnight too. I’m afraid to do that because what if I wake up craving hot oatmeal!? I suppose I could just microwave it
I mixed together:
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 1/4 cup hemp milk
- 1/2 a cup greek yogurt (Trader Joe’s)
- 1.5 cups canned pumpkin
- 1/2 a small banana
- A sprinkle of raw sliced almonds
- A drizzle of maple syrup
- It tasted so creamy and delicious
- I’m STUFFED (probably from all that pumpkin!)
- It was too easy to eat this fast. I need a way to slow me down. Peanut butter on a spoon really helps a lot with my hot oats, so maybe I should apply that concept to this.
- It lacked a crunch. Maybe I’ll add a different nut blend next time?
My bowl, plus 2 oz of skim milk in my coffee, was about 400 kcal, 10 grams fiber and 23 grams protein. The maple syrup didn’t really add anything (I only tasted it in one bite) so I’ll leave that out next time.
Snack + Workout
We decided to get up and head to the gym when it opened at 7:30 this morning because we’re headed to the Matthews Farmer’s Market for some entertainment.
I had a cup of tea and a small bowl of cereal with hemp and kiwi before we left (about 150 kcal snack).
Workout was good – 45 minutes on the ET and upper body work with the hub. Plus some abs. I watched that show Made on MTV – what a strange show. I can’t believe what some of those girls were saying to this other girl who wanted to make the dance team. They were SO MEAN. And so stereotypical.
And if you can see his shape through the screen, there was a HUGE DEER in our yard this morning!!
See y’all for a late lunch 8)
P.S. This is the 3rd Saturday in a row where there has been no sunshine. What the hell, April!?! I always feel bad for all the springtime brides when we have bad weather Saturdays.