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How to Make Creamy Banana Oatmeal

Living out my life in a sling that holds my dominant arm hasn’t been bad…but let’s face it, it isn’t the optimal situation.
There are the ice packs, the changing of bandages, the awkward times when you look like a Cirque du Soleil artist trying to get the shirt off your back, the left handed showers that never quite make you feel as clean as a right handed one, the situated sleeping, the challenges of cooking a decent meal, the driving….oh, the driving. Everything is backwards, half-ass, I don’t care. I want to care, but I just don’t have the energy to try and pluck the grouchy eye brows I have obtained.
Through the pains of everyday awkwardness, I am in no pain. A huge blessing. I am healing properly, I think and have faced no medical emergencies thus far. A step towards the right direction, no?
The ‘no-working’ out deal I made with the Doc is slowly irritating me. Technically, I can do light cardio on the bike and work my legs. I just don’t seem motivated to do things that I HATE, the bike and legs! I have vowed today to try and clean up my diet so that the working out doesn’t seem as critical. Must stay on track for the next 5 weeks. Must. For my sanity and for my health.
This morning, I woke up under warm, snuggly covers.
Went to the kitchen, made freshly-ground creamy hazelnut coffee and made breakfast!
Almost every morning I enjoy oatmeal, its filling and delicious.
I thought I’d share how to make Whipped Banana Oats….I got this method of cooking oats from Kath!
First, you will need, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup water. I also use 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats! The regular kind!
Combine these ingredients into a pot and let it sit for 5 minutes on med/med high heat. It will start to get foamy and the banana will literally start to melt and make creamy oats.
Once your oats are foamy, turn the heat way down on low and stir for about a minute. Now that the oats are a bit cooler you can stir in whatever you like! Today I used raisins.
Now pour into you favorite dish and use toppings. I always put peanut butter in my oats, but today I also added a little raspberry preserves!
This breakfast never gets old because you can add so many things to the oats to make new flavors!
Off to prepare for work! Feels good to be back into bloggie action 🙂


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