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Banana Oats and Healthy Baking!

Posted Nov 12 2010 12:00am

Hello Everyone! Firstly, I just want to say thank you all so much for visiting my blog! I got such great responses to my posts:)

Now on to my day…. This morning I wanted to try a different oatmeal. I love trying new kinds (Pumpkin, egg white) and then I SAW THIS and I knew immediately it was going to be a banana oats kind of day…

Perfectly over-ripe for some banana oat action!

I mashed half of the banana and put it in the microwave for a minute… then I added the oats and water… microwaved again for about 2 minutes and was ready to put on the good stuff!

1 fig, 1 tbsp Pure Apricot and Apple Preserves, cinnamon, 1tbsp flax, drizzle of agave and ALMOND butter! YUM to the max

…and yes I do just plop my flax on top.. I hate it when it gets dispersed all over the bowl…I love eating it in a big glop especially when it gets agave onto it.. its so chewy-I love the texture! I must admit…I had NEVER tried banana oats until today! and the verdict? LOVE ‘EM. I’ve had pumpkin and egg white oats, but the banana added such a sweet element to the oatmeal and I loved getting small chunks of banana in every bite!

I then headed off to class… fun? Mid- morning I felt my energy drop… I always get hungry around 10-10:30.. I don’t see how people can go from 7-12 with no snacks! I ate one of these babies:

Let’s step back a little

Its Low Carb Sweet Bread from April ! I made a batch of this the other day… it was SUPER simple and easy to make. Here’s what went into the big ol’ mixing bowl…

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup protein powder (I used Spiru-Tein Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor)
  • 1 cup wheat-bran
  • 1/4-1/2 cup pure pumpkin (I used 1/2 cup of pureed apples)
  • 1 cup liquid egg substitute ( i just used egg whites)
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp each baking powder and cinnamon
  • 2 tsp pure stevia extract ( I don’t have this so I just put in some natural sweetener)

Directions:

BY THE WAY the little white dots in the cake are little cookie dough pieces from the protein powder.. just in case you thought it was something else.. yuck! I only cooked mine for about 25 minutes because I love things when they are slightly under-baked.. so moist and doughy! I love all of April’s creations because she makes super healthy foods and gives all the nutritional stats too! I cut the loaf into 8 portions and individually wrapped each one so I could pop it in my school bag each morning! I really suggest making this.. it is so sweet and doughy and the wheat bran adds such a neat texture.. it tastes like real cake, but this one has SO many more healthy nutrients!

Later on after MORE class, I had some lunch. It was super boring and plain (as my lunches usually are.. Im always rushed in-between classes so my food never looks presentable) I made a big veggie salad (and yes, that 100% means there was some brussel sprout action in there!) with cottage cheese (what else?) and I threw in a laughing cow wedge because they are delish!

In the afternoon I went on a quick 25 minute run to release my stress from the day. It was going super well until NO JOKE IT STARTED RAINING… AGAIN! I know I said yesterday it was refreshing, but today it was just cold and I was soaked… oh well I figured I was already wet so turning back would be pointless.. I carried on and was glad I did. I came back to the gym and did an easy 10 minutes on the bike and then two sets of arm exercises with a dumbbell.

Now I’m off to eat some dinner (most likely involving veggies!) What can I say? I’m obsessed! And then of course I’ll end with something sweet (healthy of course!)

Have a wonderful evening! I’ll leave you all with a question:

Are you guys mid-morning snackers? What are your favorite mid-morning snacks?


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