Operation Oat

by HEAB on February 16, 2011

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Guess what? I have to eat oatmeal everyday. Bummer, huh? ;)

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The above bowl contained Banana Whipped Oats with ground up rolled oats, 1/3 cup pumpkin, 1 TBSP ground flax, 1 TBSP brewer’s yeast, vanilla, cinnamon, and a pat of melted ghee. For those of you that don’t have a lot of time in the mornings, but really like stove-top oats, keep a stash of ground up oats on hand. Simply pulse whole rolled oats in your blender or food processor until you get more of an oat flour. The flour cooks up much quicker and is super creamy.

Lately, I’ve been skipping my big bowls of oatmeal every morning in favor of other breakfast foods, and my milk supply has dropped. Because I have a low supply already, I started freaking out trying to figure out what was happening, and I thought about the oatmeal. I’d heard oatmeal was a lactogenic (milk producing) food, but honestly, I thought that was an old wives tale. So, over the last week, I’ve been testing the theory, and for me, oatmeal really works. I thought maybe it was just a calorie thing, and as long as I was eating enough calories, my supply would be fine. However, even when I eat the same amount of food, calorie wise, my supply is down without the oats. As much as I love oatmeal in the mornings, I tend to crave sugary carbs throughout the day if have it for breakfast. My body does better with eggs and non-sweet foods early in the AM, but for now I’m going to have to stick with oats. Darn. ;)

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Banana whipped oats with cinnamon, flax seed, and the world’s creamiest peanut butter

The peanut butter was a sample from Nick, The Peanut Butter Boy himself. Nick is working on his own line of peanut butters, and I was fortunate enough to receive a sample of his Natural Creamy No Stir. The sample contained roasted peanuts, palm oil, and sea salt, and it’s soooo good. I loved the consistency and texture – very spreadable and drizzable. It was a bit salty for me as I’m usually an unsalted peanut butter, but I must say it was the freshest tasting peanut butter I’ve ever eaten. Nick, ya did good.

Now, are you ready to behold the best bowl of rolled oats ever???

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Really, it was the best.

Have you made Katie’s Oatmeal Raisin Pudding yet? If not, get up from your computer right now and go make some. This is my new favorite breakfast. Katie Katie Katie, what would I do without you in my life? I made mine with HEABfied coconut milk and a ton of cinnamon. OK, so seriously, stop reading blogs and go make this oatmeal! After all, you’ve already read your favorite blog, right? ;)

P.S. Don’t forget to celebrate National Almond Day today!

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