This is my first month to participate in The Secret Recipe Club. I was assigned a blog to peruse and choose a recipe from, cook the recipe myself with my own flair and post it. Simple! My secret blogger is Get Healthy with Heather. She is WAY healthier than me, that is for sure. I enjoyed checking out several of her posts like “Homemade Food for Your Doggie”, “Super Eggs”, and “Pineapple Meatballs”. Ok….well Homemade Food for Your Doggie……is for your doggie but…..I have two doggies living at my house.
My husband and I love oatmeal for breakfast but in the summer, I don’t always want a hot cereal. So, when I found Heather’s recipe on Peanut Butter-Banana Overnight Oatmeal, I decided I had to try it. She eats it cold and adds trail mix, nuts, more peanut butter, various dried fruits….or whatever. She also uses more milk to make it more like a smoothie. It looked a little bit risky and I knew that I might not like the texture but I knew the flavors would be a hit. Who knew…..but lots of people make Overnight Oatmeal? Where have I been?
OVERNIGHT PEANUT BUTTER-BANANA OATMEAL
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/3 cup Bob’s Red Mill Oatmeal (gluten free)
1 1/4 cup milk
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of salt
1 tsp flax seed
1/3 scoop Shaklee Protein Powder
Smash together banana and peanut butter. Add rest of the ingredients and put in Tupperware overnight. In the morning, the oatmeal “smoothie” is ready. For a smoother texture, put it in the blender. I guess the banana and cinnamon made it sweet because it was such a treat. I added blueberries for some healthy goodness.
I didn’t mind the texture at all and thought that it would make a great breakfast for someone that had to get to work early. Just stick it in the refrigerator the night before and drink it on the way to work. I am not sure that it is the most appetizing looking drink but, it is well worth the try. In fact, I think I will make some more for tomorrow.
Thanks, Heather and Happy Secret Blogging!