Pumped Up Pumpkin Oats

Please tell me I’m not the only one singing Foster the People now!

So this is how my morning went:

Alarm goes off at 4:45

Hit snooze

Alarm goes off at 4:50

Hit snooze

Alarm goes off at 4:55

Hit snooze

Alarm goes of at 5:00

I think to myself:
“GET UP! You WANTED to go to Bodypump at 5:30…REMEMBER?!”

I then peeeeeeeeeeeeled myself out of bed, threw on my workout clothes, swiped on some deodorant, and threw my hair up into some halfway presentable bun ponytail thing.

Then I sat on the side of the bed to put my shoes on…

Reached over…

reset the alarm and went BACK TO SLEEP!

#fail!

Oops! 😉

Luckily, when I finally DID get up, breakfast was far from failure.

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Pumped Up Pumpkin Oats: (serves 1)

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract*
  • 1/2 medium banana (sliced thin)
  • 2 egg whites (I used the stuff in the carton)
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • sweetener if desired
1. Combine oats, water, vanilla, banana, and egg whites in a larger than normal cereal bowl (these oats are seriously fluffy people…I mean SERIOUSLY!)2. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, stirring halfway through.
3. Add pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice to the oats and mix well.
4. Top with chocolate chips and tie on a bib!

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Mmm! I think chocolate and pumpkin is entirely UNDERrated as a winning combo!

And it went perfectly with a glass of cool, refreshing…

Homemade almond milk!

That’s right, the weekend experiment was indeed a success!

I only made a small batch this time because I was scared I wouldn’t like it, but WOW, it tastes so good! It’s no Almond Breeze and it doesn’t hold a candle to the thick consistency of Silk, but the almond flavor is so natural, just like the smell of almond shortbread cookies baking in the oven…mmm, now THAT’S something I should make! 🙂

One thing I did learn is that I can NOT use my food processor for this. Yeah, so you know the place on a food processor where the bowl sits on the stand…yeah, the one with a HOLE in it? Well, when you put water and almonds in there and hit “on,” you get a nice little waterfall off the side of the kitchen counter onto your toes!

It’s really quite refreshing!

But you may want to just trust me on that one! 😉

And of course I see entire process as a bold statement that I do indeed deserve a Vitamix!

How many days until Christmas again? 😉

Are you a “snoozer” when it comes to waking up in the morning?

Anybody know where I can get a REALLY good deal on a Vitamix??
Like seriously, those things don’t come cheap!

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