My ultimate comfort food <3

Repeat after me….

Pumpkin + Oatmeal + Almond butter = Perfection in a bowl  x  365 days a year

(I am aware that that is a massive amount of almond butter. It turns out that a quantity of that girth will keep you full for hours… and hours)

Recipe: Serves 1

Put 1/2 cup oats in a tall bowl with 1/2 cup vanilla soy or almond milk and 1/2 cup water. Microwave for 3 minutes.

Stir in:

1/3 cup canned pumpkin

1 egg white

cinnamon

pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp vanilla

a pinch of salt

Top with 1-2+ tablespoons of almond butter and microwave again for 25 seconds! Enjoy!

Benefits:

Pumpkin * An impressive source of vitamins A and C and iron, manganese, and riboflavin! Also is high in fiber and low in saturated fat.

Cinnamon * The coolest thing about cinnamon is its ability to control blood sugar. Meaning, within reason, that if you use a fair amount of cinnamon in a dish that has sugar or another fast digesting carbohydrate, it will prevent the blood glucose spike that you would normally get. Why does blood sugar matter? Spikes in blood sugar are bad for your health because they cause your body to increase insulin production. Insulin, among many other things, tells your body to store fat. Therefore, eating a sugary/high-in-simple-carbohydrate meal = blood sugar spike = insulin spike = store fat.

And if you gotta go to class….

Prepare as usual and then pour the oatmeal into a near empty jar of almond butter. Any nut butter will work, although peanut butter and almond butter go best with pumpkin. Just screw the lid on, throw it in your backpack, and go make everyone in your 8am jealous. Guaranteed to warrant at least 3 ‘Mmmm, what is that smell?’ s!

It is also quite funny to see the look on people’s faces when they think you are straight up eating a jar of almond butter for breakfast ;)

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8 responses to “My ultimate comfort food <3

  1. girl, i sure hope 2 tbsp of almond butter isn’t massive. if it is, i’m right there with you!
    -rebekah

  2. Melody Simmons

    That was amazing. I have been trying to find a way to incorporate more pumpkin into my diet. THANK YOU!!

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  5. I am allergic to nuts, can you recommend an alternative to the almond butter, and also I’ve noticed you microwave your oats and wanted to know if I can cook them stove top style then add the yummy extras?!

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