Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Vegan Oatmeal Shakes

I made oatmeal shakes for breakfast this morning and boy were they YUM!!!   I found the recipe here.  I love the recipes on the "Vegan Stoner" Site because they are all base recipes with the idea that you can add your seasonings/flair to make it personal.  Most of the recipes look like they'd be easy to convert to Engine 2 standards.  Some recipes don't need any conversion at all as with the oat shakes.  Good STUFF!!

For my version I took 1/2 cup rolled oats and 1 cup water and I nuked the oatmeal until it was done.  Then I added the specified ingredients along with a very large dash or two of cinnamon and a tinsy bit of vanilla into the food processor (we don't own a blender) and mixed until done.  Next time I might add a few soaked walnuts.  Or maybe instead of the apple I'll add a cup or two of blueberries?  Or maybe some of those blackberries we picked last year that are still in the freezer?  The possibilities are endless.

Update - Added 2 cups of spinach and forgot (on accident) the sweetener.  I dare you to throw in some greens!  You won't even notice it!

Update 2 - My newest favorite addition is cocoa!  1 banana, 1 bowl of cooked oatmeal, + couple tablespoons of cocoa + 1 cup milk = YUMMY!  Sometimes I'll even add some PB2 (see link on left side) for some added protein.  Wowza!!!



Blogger Mrsblocko said...

Soaked walnuts? What does soaking the nuts do?

February 14, 2012 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Out in Them Sticks said...

Essentially it makes nutrients easier to digest. I saw it on Dr. Oz. http://goleanngreen.blogspot.com/2010/03/why-soak-almonds-and-walnuts.html

February 14, 2012 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger Mrsblocko said...

How is it that I've never heard of this? Time to get out from under my rock again! Does it change the taste at all?

February 14, 2012 at 9:57 AM  

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