7 Days of Oatmeal ~ Day 1 (Chocolate Berry Oatmeal)

This week’s theme:  7 days of Oatmeal.  Every variety and option under the zoning sun!  One each day this week!

The thing about writing a blog is that you sometimes have to make sacrifices!  That’s right people!  I have this long list of recipes that I zoned and love, but did I take a picture of it?  Heck NO!  And while I write this post it’s grey and gross and snowing!  ICK!  I think mother nature forgot about Wyoming!  My point here is that I ate breakfast for every meal today!  Yep, that’s right!  I had this particular oatmeal for lunch so that I could get a great picture.  And then had Banana Vanilla Bean Pancakes for dinner (Read the post people!  This one is FABULOUS!).  I guess this is the life of a blogger.  Making sacrifices!  But I do it because I love all of you!!

I also had to add this little saying!  I hope you have a fabulous week and take care of your body!!

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Now I know you Paleo eaters out there do NOT do oatmeal, but it is allowed on the Zone and is one of my favorite breakfast meals!!  I eat it almost every morning for breakfast!  *Remember me?  Boring & Predictable??*  Here is what my breakfast bowl looks like on most mornings:

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Chocolate Berry Oatmeal

Serves 1 ~ 3 Blocks

  • 1/2 c. dry oatmeal (NOT instant!!)
  • 1/2-3/4 c. water (to your liking…more if you like it watery!  I prefer mine a tad more sticky!)
  • 1/2 c. frozen or fresh berries (I use frozen….I live in Wyoming remember!)
  • 1/3 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp walnuts
  • 1/2 c. cottage cheese (on the side!)

Instructions:

  1. Place dry oatmeal in a bowl and add water
  2. Cook in the microwave for 2:30 minutes.
  3. Add vanilla & cinnamon
  4. Add Protein Powder
  5. Add Chia seeds
  6. Sprinkle berries on top & add walnuts
  7. Stir oatmeal until mixed
  8. Put cottage cheese in small bowl.
  9. Consume & Enjoy!!

For a 4 block meal:  Add 1/4 c. oatmeal, 1/3 scoop Protein Powder, and 1/2 tsp walnuts.

~Treasure

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