Pear + Date Oatmeal with Pumpkin Tea
This was the best bowl of oatmeal I’ve had in a long time!!! I used to make pear oatmeal a lot this fall when pears were cheap and abundant. We also had a bag of dates this fall, which I think make a GREAT addition to oatmeal! I love their texture and their sweetness permeates the whole bowl (as does the pears’!)
We add the pear at the beginning of cooking just like the banana so it breaks down – but it’s fun to get pieces of the skin for a nice fibrous chew. I topped mine with walnuts, almond butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a drizzle of maple syrup. It was pretty sweet – I guess that’s why I liked it so much!
Also had hot pumpkin tea (Bigelow brand) with a touch of skim milk (and sadly, splenda), which took me right back to October!
I ate this breakfast really sloooowly today too – I got to enjoy it for twice as long! Total kcal ~430
I had a half serving of Kashi H2H with warm milk before my workout. It was not that filling, but took away morning hunger and lasted through my whole workout. Today I did 45 minutes on the ET plus 15 minutes upper body work – pull-ups and dips on the assisted weight machine alternating with stretching and push-ups. This is quite the upper body workout and I love how tired I feel when I’m done. It’s also very difficult, so my heart rate stays higher than sitting on the machines. 440 kcal burned.
I am working from home this morning while I prepare for my two quizzes. Then I’m off to Winthrop around 10:30 and will seek out my lounge to eat lunch and blog. I love Tuesdays and Thursdays because my classes are over at 3:15 and I get to work at home most of the day where it’s cozy. Adios!