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Breakfast Cookie A la mode
Sunday night I made a combination of quick oats, almond butter, and cinnamon, and milk that turned out to be less than impressive. So last night I took more specific notes from the girls’ posts and made a more serious attempt.
1/3 cup quick oats
1 Tbsp steel cut oats
1 Tbsp almond butter
1/2 scoop Designer Whey (french vanilla)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 packet Splenda
…. mash mash mash away to incorporate the almond butter. After this step I added a piece of a frozen (and microwaved) banana to help it hold together and add some sweetness.
The banana definitely improved the consistency and helped to mush together the ingredients. We had no skim milk at home (gasp!), so I added some 2% (about 2 Tbsp) for an extra indulgent cookie. ;)
And then I got nervous, thinking I had over poured and it would be soggy. Then I had a great idea….
Green Superfood (chocolate) to the rescue! I have been using this on a regular basis during Lent to help satisfy my chocolate cravings. It contains cocoa & the grassy taste isn’t overpowering. Plus I love the dainty mini-scooper! For only 30 calories, it packs a TON of nutrients!
Ahh, this texture seems much better – firm enough to shape with a fork.
I was really excited to try the cookie this morning. For people who think their Green Monsters or homemade juices are ugly (like Julie’s barf bowl), check out this gross-looking “cookie”!
The texture was just grand, like an underbaked cookie. Then I had ANOTHER stroke of genius…. every “dessert” is better with “ice cream” (notice the quotation marks). Topped with some plain Fage, this made a fantastic, nutrient packed breakfast! Mmmm, à la mode!
Approximate nutrition: 312 calories, 12 g fat, 41 g carbs, 12 g protein
You know what? I’m feeling much less genius like. This would have been phenomenal if I had thrown it in the microwave for a few seconds, making it a WARM cookie a la mode. Ugh, I guess there’s always tomorrow! And cocoa nibs… or nuts…
Although the fat content is a bit higher than I would like, it definitely keeps me satisfied until lunchtime. I might cut back the almond butter to 1/2 Tbsp tomorrow.
On an unrelated note, my ankle is still awful. I try to keep it elevated and iced at work, but walking to and from the bus stop is miserable. I hobble around like Igor or the hunchback of Notre Dame. My fiance’ is driving me in and picking me up from work tomorrow, but I am already dreading the hobble to the bus stop at 4:30.
Anyone have good advice for ankle sprains? Not working out and being in pain have me at my wit’s end.