Up again today for an early workout because I’ve got a lunch out and things to do this morning. I was so productive yesterday I decided it would be worth it to have my day wide open again. My mother in law and I are traveling uptown via lightrail to meet the husband for lunch at a cool place we’ve never been: Feast. The place is part club, part restaurant, part bar, so I hope the restaurant isn’t too dark. But the menu looks fantastic!! I never order paninis and am thinking about one of them for lunch today..
So back to this morning. I had another small piece of focaccia with PB & J before my workout –
All cardio workout today: 45 minutes ET followed by stretching.
This inspiration for today’s oatmeal was Banana Cream Yogurt (Harris Teeter light store brand).
The husband and I discussed the method on the way back from the gym – we didn’t want cold muesli (and didn’t have time for it to soak more than 10-15 minutes, which we didn’t think was enough) so we settled on hot yogurt oatmeal with wheatberries.
Here’s the combo (serves 2)
- 2/3 cup oats
- 2/3 cup skim milk
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 smallish banana, sliced
- Pinch salt
- 1 container Banana Cream yogurt, tempered (heated slightly) in the microwave
- Splash vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup cooked wheatberries (or just use 1 full cup oats from the beginning)
Add first 5 ingredients (through salt) to a pot over medium heat and cook until liquid is mostly absorbed. Meanwhile, temper the yogurt by heating it slightly in the microwave (you might want to put it in a glass dish for this). When oats are done, stir in yogurt, vanilla and wheatberries. Add toppings as desired.
One problem: Despite heating the yogurt, it still wasn’t very hot, so if you like your oats steaming, I’d add the yogurt just a little earlier and let it warm through longer.
Topped with toasted almonds and a bit of PB. My bowl almost overflowed!
I ate off a Duke University spoon from my grandmother’s collection of little spoons –
The husband used a Statue of Liberty one. It was funny to watch a grown man eat with such a tiny spoon since he usually uses the giant Pottery Barn ones, but he said he likes using tiny ones!
Oats with coffee –