Vanilla Chai Oatmeal

Had you come over for breakfast the other day, you might have wondered why I had a bowl of tea brewing on the counter…

 

Not exactly your typical tea vessel!  But I had been inspired to make this oatmeal recipe, so tea in a bowl it was!

This is almost a non-recipe.  But it was something I never would have thought of!  I haven’t gotten all of the measurements down yet (mainly tea to oatmeal ratio!) but I wanted to share.

So, you brew chai tea…so far 4oz or 1/2 cup worked best for me.  Let it steep, then add 1/4 cup of oats.  I used quick oats, but I want to try with regular oats too!  Let that sit for a minute.  Then add cinnamon, vanilla extract and your sweetener of choice to taste.  And viola…

breakfast!  This is 1 yellow on the 21 Day Fix.

If you try it out, let me know!  I want to hear about it.

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Food find!

I love Steel Cut Oats. I do not love making them, and especially with a new baby I just don’t have the time to wait for my oats! Trade Joe’s has quick cooking Steel Cut Oats, and those are super. However these have them beat!

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Packets of microwaveable Steel Cut Oats! So easy. I put in flax seeds. a sliced banana and some sugar free syrup. And that’s breakfast!

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I’m exercising again but my face still hurts when I do. So I’m not doing jumps and such. But I’m doing what i can.

Workout yesterday TurboFire Fire 45EZ
Workout today – TurboFire Fire 55EZ

 

 

Pancakes!

I mentioned a bunch about food aversions the other day.  But pancakes are obviously too good to hate!  I’ve been making them most days of my pregnancy, and they have treated me well.

I bought this set from OpenSky to start me off. Four mixes, all delicious!  The brownies and cookies were loved by all and both pancake mixes made easy, tasty pancakes.  But I eat pancakes more frequently than brownies and cookies, so now I’ve bought a 6 pack of one of the pancake mixes off of Amazon.  I do have a box each of the baked goods mixes in the kitchen and I know where to buy more if I need them.

One of the great things about the mixes are how easy it is to make.  The pancake mixes require only the mix and water!  That’s doable most mornings.  I usually add a mashed up banana, 1/2 scoop of protein powder and a shake of cinnamon.  Blueberries are good too.  They come out excellent almost every time…usually as long as I give the pan time to heat up.  I can be impatient with my pancakes!

Easy, delicious…what else could you want in a pancake?  Likely, you want a picture.  I’ll add one tomorrow!