Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Good Food Can Be Ugly

With Sunday's post on Kale Chips and today's post on oatmeal, I think I have proved that sometimes delicious food doesn't look appealing. Despite pictures that say otherwise, both the Kale Chips and my oatmeal are amazing. This oatmeal recipe, actually it's far from a recipe and more like a concoction, is what got me through long school days this past semester. Days where I would have to go 5 hours without eating, and for me that is a very long time.

I call it Banana Creme Oatmeal. And believe me, oatmeal never tasted so good.

I know there is about a billion variations of oatmeal circulating in the blog world, and so maybe someone else thought of this exact thing before me, but from my knowledge this is my own little breakfast invention.

What's inside?
-1 C. Plain, Unsweet Almond Milk
-1 Very Ripe Banana
-1/2 C. Oats
-Coconut Flakes

Step 1: Boil 1 cup of almond milk with the lid off. It boils pretty quickly, and when I had the lid on it kind of exploded...

Step 2: Pour in the oats.

Step 3: Slice the banana into pieces and put into the pot.

Step 4: Cook it until the oatmeal reaches your preferred thickness. The longer you cook, the more almond milk it'll absorb, and the thicker it'll be. (I guess I am kind of stating the obvious...)

Step 5: Put it into a bowl and mix in desired amount of cinnamon and coconut flakes.

Step 6: Stuff your face and pretend you're eating banana creme pie.

I really do love oatmeal. I think it is the best breakfast because it holds me for so long. 

Today's lift was pretty boring because Rachael was sick and so I was alone...

Biceps, Triceps, and Legs:
Squat 3x8
Lunges 3x10/side
Dumbbell Bicep Curl 3x8/side
Leg Press 3x10
Dumbbell Deadlift 3x10
Tricep Rope Extension 3x10
Hammer Curls 3x8/side
Dips off Bench 3x10

Quick Rant: Summer classes are boring and are sucking the life out of me. I don't think I can continue sitting in class for 4 hours and 10 minutes straight everyday for the next 4 weeks...


  1. Such a great recipe! Looks sooo delicious. I can imagine that the banana gets very creamy texture and some sweetness when cooked with the oats. Can I ask you what is your reason for using almond milk instead of other variaties? Is it the most healthy option of all? Do you use any cow milk ever, and have you ever tried oat milk?

    Sorry for the many questions, and love your blog! :)

    1. I mainly use almond milk because hormone-free milk is really expensive. Not to mention almond milk only has 40 cal per cup. I do use regular milk on occasions, and I have nothing against it, it just isn't what I prefer. And no, I have never tried oat milk! Actually I've never heard of it! Is it good??

      Glad you're enjoying the blog!

    2. Thanks for answering my oh-so-many questions! :) I must keep on looking for a good almond milk, since the only ones I've seen in grocery stores here in Finland contain added sugar! Oat milk is quite nice actually, even though the taste can be a bit flourly at times. I'm not sure if you have it in the States, people in Finland are just so crazy about oats that everything is made of it! Ah, just kidding, maybe not houses made of oat :D

    3. My favorite brand of almond milk is Almond Breeze. It has a sweetened version, but I always get the unsweet kind. Hope you're able to find it!