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My Oatmeal Review

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I’ll let you in on a little secret.  I eat oats everyday for breakfast…. and I have been for over a year.  🙂  I love oats and its one of the only breakfast type foods that my stomach can handle now.  But eating plain oats for so long can get a little boring.

So when I had the opportunity from Fit Approach to review a bag of oatmeal from MyOatmeal.com I jumped at the chance.  My Oatmeal is a family run company that lets you customize your organic oatmeal every step of the way.  Their oatmeal is free of preservatives, artificial flavors or dyes, and absolutely delicious.  They offer customizable PB Lean in addition to oats.

Ordering my bag of oatmeal was extremely easy.  (My Oatmeal offers premade mixes as well)  They offer 3 sizes of bags, 6 types of oats including gluten free (yay!), and a large variety of flavors, fruits, nuts & seeds, and sweeteners.  Once you are finished deciding on a mix, you get choose a name for your mix.  I love how this oatmeal is truly my own!  The website also includes a Nutrition Facts bar on the side which changes automatically depending on how you build your custom blend.  A great feature if you are tracking your macros!!

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MyOatmeal.com Custom Blend webpage

I decided that since I am unable to eat cake for my birthday next week (food allergies), I was going to make a birthday oatmeal mix to enjoy throughout the month.  There were so many options but I ended up choosing the medium size with gluten free oats, red velvet cake and sweet icing flavors with brown cane sugar as a sweetener.  I named it “Dirty 30 Birthday Mix” ;), placed my order, and off it went to the kitchen to be made.  The process went very fast and I received my bag within a few days of ordering.
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When I received my MyOatmeal package I was surprised by how much oatmeal was in a medium size (and was also surprised that they included an extra small bag of oatmeal)!!  I literally ripped it open right then to try some!
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Even though it looks like plain oatmeal, it smelled amazing.  I added some water and coconut milk, microwaved for a few minutes, and dug right in.  It tasted delicious.  The flavors were more intense than I expected (in a good way, it actually tasted like cake with icing!).  Some days I add fruit to the mix but even without the fruit and it tastes great. I am very happy to be feeding my body with oatmeal that is free of processed junk and still tasty. It is well worth the price of the product. I don’t know how I had eaten plain oatmeal for so long now that I’ve tried MyOatmeal.com.  I can’t wait to experiment and use My Oatmeal birthday mix in other recipes.

The owners of My Oatmeal have generously offered a coupon code to YOU!!  Use coupon code “HEALTHY15” for 15% off you order.  I will be placing another order soon, I already have a few combinations in mind!!  Let me know how you enjoy your customized oats from MyOatmeal.com!

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Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample from MyOatmeal.com for review.  All opinions are my own and I have not been paid for this review

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Adventures with Homemade Almond Butter!

Confession: I LOVE nut butters.  If I didn’t limit myself, the whole jar of peanut butter would be gone in a few days.  I needed almond butter for my meal plan this week.  I went to the store to find some, but was amazed with the prices of it.  I have a huge bag of almonds that I bought at Sam’s Club last month, so I decided try to make my own.  I don’t have a great food processor by any means.  Its small, weak, and I have to keep the button down for it to go.  But in the spirit of saving money and DIY, I gave it a try. And guess what?  It worked!!

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Delicious!

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Fill food proccessor with almonds.  Mine came straight out of the bag this time.  Next time I might try roasting them first.

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Start the long process of turning almonds into butter!  This is after a minute or so.

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About 7 minutes later.  Keep going!

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After about 13 minutes of proccessing, my almonds just weren’t turning into butter.  I decided to add a little oil (1 teaspoon at the most) to add some liquid since it was so dry.  It worked like magic!  It almost immediately turned into almond butter.  You can keep proccessing to make it as smooth as you like.

Of course, I had to try it immediately!!  I smeared some on a rice cake, added a few grapefruit wedges, and chowed down!!  It is delicious!  It isn’t hard to make, only time consuming (but even 15 minutes isn’t that bad!).  There is nothing like tasting homemade almond butter!!  You should give it a try!

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