Pinterest Round 3
They say the third time is the charm. My skin has healed after my DIY Pore Strip chemical peel, and I’ve accepted that it’s probably best that I don’t have a delicious cookie recipe that only takes 60 seconds to prepare. However, overnight single serve oatmeal could be just what I need for school days.
With that in mind, I put together the ingredients for “refrigerator oatmeal” currently pinned by 23,000 people. I didn’t have the correct ingredients on hand for any of the recipes, but I did have brand new jar of blackberry jam. So I mixed 1/4c oatmeal, 1/3c skim milk, 1 85g tub of plain yogurt (regular, not Greek), and 2T blackberry jam. I am assuming it will be too liquidy because I didn’t use Greek yogurt or add chia seeds, but I’ll be able to see how much too liquidy and be able to adjust accordingly in the future.
I tossed it in the fridge and for breakfast this morning, I had this:
I’m glad I didn’t reduce the liquid, as this really wasn’t as liquidy as it looks. It tastes good, but the texture will take some getting used to. I also forgot how much blackberry seeds bother me. I predict a lot of that jam will go to waste.
I don’t like to eat things that feel weird in my mouth, like mushy fruit… or gummy oatmeal. So, I think I’ll try to find some chia seeds and see how those are. Not to mention, chia seeds would greatly increase the protein. I may also try it with a scoop of fruit-flavored protein powder instead of jam. Real fruit is another option. 🙂 When tangerines are in season, I’ll have to try the orange recipe.
The final verdict: it has an odd texture, but it tastes good and is very filling. Since my schedule is front loaded– all of my classes are back-to-back starting with first period each day, I’ll definitely want to start each day with a breakfast that will keep me going until lunch. I think adding some more protein in will help with that, too. It looks like the third time was the charm for me with Pinterest.