I woke up this morning with the motivation to get some serious stuff done around the house. Even though I get to work at 6:30 every day, I am not technically late until 8:30. As a teacher you pretty much either have to get there early or stay late to get things done. I am a morning person and I have tutoring in the afternoon so I choose to get their early. However, today I do not have a ton to do at work and I DO have a ton to do at home so I figured I am going to be "late."
With some time on my hands I decided for breakfast today I would try Caitlin's Baked Banana and Goji Berry Oatmeal. I had to change a few ingredients because to be honest, I don't even know what a Goji Berry is...haha.
My ingredients were:
1/2 cup of oatmeal
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons soy milk
a few frozen blueberries
So I substituted blueberries for goji berries, soy milk for rice milk and left out the almonds and flax because my tummy cannot handle all that insoluble fiber in the morning. I did follow the exact baking directions from Caitlin, which included 25 minutes of baking before the brown sugar was added plus 5 more minutes after. Here is my beautiful creation:
Anyway, this breakfast was absolutely delicious. Caitlin had said it tasted like banana bread and it was so true. Yet, it was so much healthier than most (or all) banana bread! I will admit this is definitely more of a weekend breakfast since it took about 35 minutes to make.
However, while it was cooking I managed to do the dishes, clean the kitchen completely, start a load of laundry, pack my lunch and get myself organized for the day. So really, for a morning where I did not have a ton to get done at work, it was extremely productive.
The best part is, since this meal contained 1/2 cup of oatmeal, I'm really not worried at all about staying full. Oh, and did I mention it was DELICIOUS? I highly recommend trying it this weekend. I wish I could come up with such amazing ideas on my own. But at least I have other fantastic bloggers to do it for me. What did I do before blogs?
Anyway, I hope everyone has a great Thursday and if you haven't yet, please check out last night's post on Calming Down, I want to hear what you do to calm down. We all need some tips every once in awhile...