I have been having oatmeal for breakfast every morning these last couple of weeks, except for a few mornings where I had cereal instead because I have been trying to perfect Angelaís vegan overnight oats.
If you havenít read her blog Oh She Glows, check it out here ohsheglows.com/
I have linked to her green monster website greenmonstermovem
before, but I donít know if I have mentioned her blog. She comes up with some great recipes!
Her vegan overnight oats pictures are totally drool-worthy, but I just donít like mushy oats. That recipe is here: ohsheglows.com/2010/04/
I wanted a chocolate version, so I used the idea from this blog (scroll down) ohsheglows.com/2010/04/
But I just added my usual pea protein and then cocoa powder.
Since these are overnight oats, you're supposed to mix everything together and let it sit overnight. The oats are supposed to soak up the liquid and be YUMMY! It is a way to enjoy oatmeal during the summer since you eat it cold.
My first attempt I lowered the liquid from 1 cup to 3/4 cup. It was oatmeal soup in the morning!
I cut it back again to 2/3 cup. Still soup!
I figured if I was going to keep posting about my troubles, I should really post some pictures so you can all understand what Iím talking about!
So first, is the oatmeal that I have been having lately. I make it in the mornings an cook for about 4-6 minutes. It looks disgusting (as do green monsters!) but tastes amazing (just like green monsters!)
This recipe took me awhile to perfect as well. The first time I made it was a TOTAL fail.
I think the cocoa powder burnt. All I know is it was the worst smell in the entire world and took forever to leave the apartment!
When I made it again I used 1/3 cup of regular oats and half of a green monster.
My chocolate green monster recipe is here: www.sparkpeople.com/myp
) But I left the cocoa and protein powders out (I donít know which one doesnít like being heated, but I wasnít taking any chances!)
Then I added the powdersÖ
Öand just mixed them in.
Then I top with a nut butter. I had never tried almond butter before, so I got a packet of Justinís almond butter at New Seasons. It was tasty.
But I think peanut butter will continue to be my absolute favorite!!
So basically I like oatmeal that is more like oats in a thick pudding versus oats in milk. I want thick and chewy, not liquidy and mushy.
How do you like your oatmeal? What toppings do you enjoy?