Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Power in a Bowl

I have to attribute this fabulous recipe to my sister-in-law who has been my bosom buddy in wholesome eating for the last couple of years. She got involved with it when her son was diagnosed with speech apraxia. Since then we have shared the information we glean with one another. It is quite helpful to have someone who understands all this jargon because quite frankly, no one else does! My darling mother and wonderful father (whom I both adore) think it is all a bunch of malarkey. My dad makes fun of me by reading ingredients lists and throws in items like, arsenic, rat poison and WD-40. It's cool - I laugh. But honestly, the ingredients in alot foods might just as well be arsenic or petrol.

This wonderful meal (which I have been having for lunch since I am still having my Isagenix shakes for breakfast) truly is a hearty meal. The one ingredient I failed to include in this obviously non-professionally-taken picture are Cacao Nibs. Whoa nelly those things are nasty on their own but perfect in this and the Vegan Protein bars. Heidi, the creator of this goodness, enjoys adding goji berries to this. I bought some raspberries myself to toss into this and oh! raspberries make the world a better place. Of course I gave Preston a taste but he didn't like it. Something about the oats - which is such a shame! Here is the recipe for this meal that really tastes like a dessert!

Heidi's Magic Power Oatmeal

3/4 Cup Oats
1 Cup Sun Warrior Chocolate Protein Powder
2 Tablespoons Almond or Peanut Butter
1 Tablespoon Organic Unsweetened Coconut
1/2 - 1 Tablespoon Agave
2 Tsps. Hemp Seeds or Isa Crunch
2 Tsps. Cacao Nibs
Coconut Milk and Almond Milk to satisfaction
Top with real or dried fruit. Sometimes I'm just plain not in the mood for fruity.

Directions: Put the first four ingredients in a bowl and combine. I use a knife and spoon to cut the almond butter into the oats and protein powder. Add the rest, combine and enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Okay, Diva. I am going to need to change grocery stores. This is going to be a huge change for me, but my triglycerides will thank me for it. You are the only one I know of that truly will help me. I'm in it to win it. I CAN DO THIS.

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  2. Nah! Seriously, this is a process and you have to take it in bite-sized portions. It's a lifestyle change and it takes time and that's OK. It's funny you commented on this post - I had this for dinner last night. This oatmeal is one of my favorite meals and if I can't think of anything else to make at the moment, I go for this. I have a bag of the vanilla and chocolate Sun Warrior protein on hand at all times and that is definitely one I would keep in my pantry. As for the rest of your shopping, stay where you are at and start learning to read the labels (the fake stuff is probably a big proponent of some of your issues - throws your body out of whack and your body can't function properly) and try your best to get the foods on the periphery of the grocery store as that is the freshest stuff. I look at the ingredients - the calories count but it's the ingredients that get the most attention. Put good in, get good out! Get used to making some of the treats on my recipe page for the sugar attacks (maple nuts oaties are my favorite) and always keep dark chocolate on hand (my favorite is Ghiradelli 72%). I usually have one square a day. Yes, you CAN do this and your triglycerides will thank you but you will find that you also LOVE how you feel!

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