Recipe: Fluffy Egg White Oatmeal
Happy Valentine's Day fellow humans!
I woke up this morning with a strong urge to make a warm bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. My fridge and cupboard were full of all sorts of goodies, which allowed me to go wild with my oatmeal. When I was in university, I used to microwave my oats in water. I was not only lazy and on a budget, but I was also not too much of a chef. Now I'm a working adult, at least I like to think so, and a tremendous cook, which I also like to think so.
After a few minutes of contemplation, I decided to make myself a bowl of Fluffy Egg White Oatmeal and top it with all the deliciousness I could find. After all it's Valentine's Day... and on Valentine's Day, calories don't count, right?
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1 cup of unsweetened chocolate almond milk
- 1/3 cup of egg whites
- 1 TBS of cocoa powder
- My toppings: Hemp Heart chocolate bar, Walden Farms pancake syrup, a heart-shaped chocolate, blueberries, and chunks of coconut meat
- Bring your almond milk (with cocoa powder) to a boil in a small saucepan and then stir in your oats
- Cook for a couple of minutes
- Once your oats become fluffier, stir in the egg whites and cook for another minute or two
- Then add whatever toppings your heart desires
- And enjoy!
The people at Manitoba Harvest were kind enough to send me their Hemp Heart bars to try. Each bar contains 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of omegas, which is great considering the bar has only 45 grams. I had the opportunity to try the Chocolate and Apple Cinnamon bar and I must say I was quite pleased. I dig anything healthy, so it's not too difficult to please me. I would recommend these bars as a pre-workout snack. They are good energy boosters.
By the way, Manitoba Harvest is running a photo contest. Take a photo with one of their products, tag @manitobaharvest #hempheartbar #fuelledbyhemp #sweatpink @fitapproach for a chance to win a box of your favorite flavor of Hemp Heart Bars. It's open to US and Canada residents only.
*They're also offering a 15% discount when you use the code hhbarlaunch1015
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