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
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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