Take 5 Oatmeal
For the record, I did not have those grapes last night. Instead I had a mini bowl of MightyBites with skim milk. I just couldn’t get satisfied!
This morning I woke up a bit later than planned, but still with enough time for a brisk 30 minutes walk + abs and pushups. I do one set of abs and pushups after every workout and I find that my abs are really becoming defined this way. And I can do 25 pushups now!!!! My nose doesn’t touch the floor but it gets pretty close! I get so impatient when I walk so of course I jogged for a few. Well, my ankle could not take that. I thought it was going to give out on me. I think I will only be able to run every other day. Sad.
Two things happen after I run in the colder weather:
1. my legs get itchy in the shower
2. my ears ring for like an hour after my ipod is shut off
Weird. On to the food!
So, as you all know, I had a mishap with 2 mini take 5 bars the other day. They didn’t know what was coming! I got to thinking about how I could recreate that taste and texture without all of the icky unnatural ingredients. Take 5 bars are said to have 5 different parts: chocolate, pretzels, caramel, peanuts and peanut butter. My oatmeal creation tasted exactly like a healthier version of one!
1/2 serving old fashioned oats (for the caramel smooooth component)
1/2 medium banana (can’t have oatmeal without a banana)
7 g mini chocolate chips (for the chocolateyness)
5 Nature’s Promise oat bran pretzel sticks (for the crunchy/salty)
1 tbs peanut butter (for the peanut butter flava!)
This is seriously delicious.