Exciting news here at CollegeGirlCooking! I just found out that I (and my Avena Shake) were featured on Glamour.com! You can see that article here: http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2011/07/breakfast-at-your-desk-avena-s.html
I thought I’d take today to share a few things I’ve been loving recently:
1. Sweet Cherries- Yum! I hadn’t tried sweet cherries until about a week ago, and now I’m totally in love. I’ve eaten about 2 pounds in the last 4 days. I seriously can’t get enough.
2. Finishing the novel “Everything Matters!” by Ron Currie Jr. – This book was a really good read. It’s about a boy who is born knowing when the world will end. While I loved this apocalyptic book, I did not love the apocalyptic nightmares it gave me. I’m thankful that I won’t have to endure more dreams about being eaten by dinosaurs.
3. Yoga for Strength- I am weak. I do not enjoy strength training. I can’t do a push-up. I did, however, find a strength training workout I enjoy-YOGA! While some yoga routines focus on flexibility or relaxation, others focus on strength. Look up “yoga for strength” on youtube, and you’ll find a lot of videos. I did 15 minutes of yoga, and I’m still sore 2 days later.
4. Delicious protein packed breakfasts- I’ve been really into my breakfast shakes lately, but today I switched things up and had oatmeal pancakes. They were so amazing and quick to make! These oatmeal pancakes are full of protein and fiber to keep you going in the morning. I topped mine with yogurt, wheat puffs, and pear slices.
adapted from www.motherof2andloverofshoes.wordpress.com
1/3 C. instant oatmeal (uncooked)
1 egg white
1 tsp. baking powder
Dash of Cinnamon
Dash of Sugar
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Add a splash of water to thin out the batter. Divide batter in two and place batter on heated non-stick skillet. Cook until eat side is slightly browned
The possibilities for these pancakes are endless. You can add your favorite spices and toppings to the pancake batter. You could use your favorite flavored instant oatmeal and omit the cinnamon and sugar. You can top these pancakes with anything: syrup, peanut butter, nutella, pureed fruit, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, etc.