I’m doing invserse workout today and am planning to go running around 9. I had a cup of tea when I got up at 5:30 and am working on some research for Cultural Foods.
I made breakfast at 7 when the husband came down ready for work. I requested a free sample of the new Quaker Simple Harvest Instant oatmeals online a few weeks ago and the maple brown sugar pecan flavor arrived in the mail yesterday. I figured I should give it a try!
Since the packets come with 1/4 a cup of instant oats (75 kcal) plus another 75 kcal in flavorings, I added another 1/4 cup of oats to make a full serving. I also made it on the stove top with 1/4 hemp, 1/4 milk and 1/2 water as usual, plus a whole small banana. Lastly, I topped it with almond butter! I skipped the flax since there was supposedly flax in the packet (they were whole and not really that much) and skipped added nuts since there were pecans in the mix (again, just a few!).
The result overflowing my leaf plate/bowl:
I have to say that the highlight of this breakfast was the banana. Over on the right side – you see that banana? Melted marshmallow deliciousness! I thought the oatmeal had much more of a gel consistency than normal (perhaps the instant oats contribute to that “mucus oatmeal” style?). I also thought it was too sweet. I’d rather spend those 75 kcal on nuts than sugar! Overall, it was good, but I don’t think I’ll ever buy it just because it’s more fun to control your own mix-ins.
With hot tea and a splash of skim:
Breakfast was about 450 kcal, 9 grams of fiber and 12 grams protein.
Off to get it done!