Chocolate Latte Oatmeal
with Peanut Butter, Almonds + Coconut
Another serendipitous surprise!!
The choco-granola is surprisingly nutritious!
Ingredients: Oats, Puffed Rice, Cashews and/or Peanuts, Sesame, Sunflower Seeds, Cocoa, Coconut, Honey, Brown Sugar.
For a 1 oz serving (my oatmeal had half an oz) it’s 120 kcal, 3 grams fiber, 1 gram sugar and 5 grams protein. Not bad, but not something I would eat by the half cup. So I treated it like trail mix and sprinkled it as a topping (you might see this over ice cream too!)
So I knew this would be the basis of today’s breakfast. And what goes better with chocolate than peanut butter!? And toasted almonds. And coconut.
I love this coconut I bought at EarthFare. It’s unsweetened, 17 kcal per tablespoon (I used half of one so a little goes a long way) and it’s light as a feather (unlike the sweetened, which can be kind of heavy and grainy).
But after about 3 bites of my oatmeal, I realized it was way too dry. So I stole about 2 tbsp from my milky homemade latte (just coffee with steamed milk from our cappuccino machine) and instant latte oatmeal! It was wonderful.
From above, before mixing:
I ended up having a second cup of coffee (we had extra due to more milk percentage) and now I’m so full of liquid! With the second cup, this breakfast was almost 500 kcal, 11 grams fiber and 24 grams protein.
About once or twice a month the husband and I toss and turn all night. He sniffs, cracks his knuckles, I roll over violently. I swear this has to do with the moon – it’s too bright in our room even with our closed white curtains and we can’t get past more than a light snooze. I always end up putting on my sleep mask about halfway through the night and sleep perfectly thereafter (which is why I think it’s light related). So last night was one of those nights. We were all set to go to spinning this morning, but I never choose a workout over sleep deprivation so I slept until 6:26 this morning!! 😳 I’m headed to the gym mid-morning instead with a few good magazines 🙂 Lucky for me I didn’t have class today!
Girl’s Day Out
And THEN my Girl’s Day Out with myself begins!
After my workout I’m headed to EarthFare for lunch at the salad bar!!! Then I received a gift certificate for a pedicure from my mother in law for Christmas and wanted to wait until open-toed season to cash it in. Today’s the day!
I’m going to make myself study Chemistry until workout time (about 2 hours) and then my Fun Friday can begin 8)