Super Healthy Oatmeal Bowl

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Wow. It’s the last day of January already. It’s kind of funny: when you’re a kid, you can’t wait to grow up. Now that I’m an adult, it’s all going too fast for me. Can’t I just stay 25 years old?

Today, L.A. is dreary and wet. I’m trying to be mature about it (CA needs WATER!!) and not sing the “rain, rain, go away, song” because I hate rain. Oh well. At least it’s happening on a Sunday and I get to spend it with the husband. ❤

This post’s recipe is in response to my eating a shitload of Sour Cream & Onion potato chips yesterday. I felt short-term jubilation and shortly after, immense shame. Uh oh. Segue…

il_570xn-439014654_21asnce upon a time, in college, I got really wasted with some friends, stumbled back to my apartment, and passed out. When I came to at 3am, I was starving. Without even thinking, without even breathing, I inhaled three cans of Pringles Sour Cream & Onion (they were 99cents back in the day, so I stocked up) and a small tub of sour cream. I felt amazing and sated. Thirty minutes later, I threw it all up and felt immense shame. Oh, those college days.

Chips are my biggest weakness. Especially that flavor. I need that crunch and that salt. It’s bad. It’s an addiction.

Anyway, to make up for yesterday’s binge, here is a super loaded healthy oatmeal bowl for breakfast. It’s got steel-cut oats, organic quinoa, hemp seeds, flaxseed, chia seeds, Greek yogurt, wheat germ, almonds, and organic honey and maple syrup. You won’t find this in a restaurant because they’ll try to justify having all that healthy goodness by jacking up the price. Make it yourself and treat your body right.

Healthy Oatmeal Bowl for Two

Notes:

Rinse your quinoa first before cooking. They will taste less bitter.

Do not cook quinoa and steel cut oats together.

Be creative. I drizzled some jam for a fruity kick.

After mixing all your protein grains, make the yogurt (or milk) mixture to add on top of the grains. Mix with maple syrup and honey; adjust the sweetness according to your own taste. Pour on top of your grains.

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A FEW LINKS BEFORE I GO:

I’m almost out of eyeshadow. HAHA! I’m sorry. If Teenage Me ever uttered that line, it would be a joke. I’ve only started wearing eyeshadow last year, and I know I’m doing it wrong. Anyway, I have one of those NYX trio palettes, and it’s winding down, not because of my usage, but because I’m a klutz and I dropped it and half of each cake tumbled onto the floor. I’m thinking about updating my makeup game, and trying to stay green about it. But, I think I’m always going to be a skincare fiend above all. Your skin needs to be healthy to take all that makeup. I’m looking into getting some samples from Paula’s Choice.

I love Steph’s links. They are not your typical point at products/shopping links. A lot of it is food for thought. Pardon the pun. (I also love lists.) I really enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes of a day at Panda Express.

I love mushrooms! I wouldn’t mind being buried in a Mushroom Burial Suit to help reduce my toxin footprint after my corporeal body goes. Heard about this on TED talks. The speaker is Jae Rhim Lee.

Two sisters. Food. Teamwork. A cookbook.

Yesterday, Yobo and I went to the Norton Simon Museum. Museum Resolution: January Visit . We also did this quiz and it was surprisingly accurate. Where’s your accent/dialect from?

How To Read 100 Books a Year. A pretty hardcore treatise on flexing your reading muscles.

Speaking of reading, I loved reading the Little House series when I was growing up. This makes me want to read those books again.

Alternative Names to Resting Bitch Face. Haha. I love “You’re Clearly Struggling With My Failure to Conform to Your Stupid Expectations Face”

A timeline for all the upcoming political events leading up to the next election.

Upcoming recipes I want to try (and tweak): matcha milk jam // lemon custard pie // cinnamon buns

Future DIY craft idea: papier mache birthday cake.

Enjoy your weekend!

❤j

 

 

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