This recipe has the oddest name, but that's cause I named it myself, and I'm a bit odd sometimes. It happens.
But, let me tell you, this recipe is my new secret weapon! Here's the scoop...
Like most people, I decided that January 1 was a great time to start eating better and get off the few (okay, a bit more than a few) pounds that I gained over the holidays. I teamed up with some friends on facebook as part of an accountability group - we cheer each other on, encourage one another to NOT eat that chocolate bar...you get the picture.
Well, one woman in the group said that she eats the same thing for breakfast every morning and is never hungry. I was skeptical...I'm always hungry, no matter what I do. In fact, I'm hungry right now. I hate diets!
But I digress. I decided to give her little breakfast a try since I had all of the ingredients in my pantry. I was surprised that I didn't hate it. It's not a cinnamon roll or anything, but my taste buds were happy. I was even more surprised to find out that she was right...I wasn't hungry! And not only was I not hungry, I wasn't even munchy! I didn't think about food all morning long. I ate that breakfast at 7:30, and I seriously made it until lunch at noon before feeling the need to eat again.
And now I'm hooked! I don't eat it every morning, but if I do have a day where I know I'm going to need a bit more energy, I whip up this little bowl of happiness. Time and again, it has never failed to hold me. The fiber keeps you full, and the cinnamon prevents your blood sugar from dropping. It's pretty awesome!
- 1 small banana, or 1/2 large banana, mashed
- 2 T. peanut butter
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 T. ground flax seed (or chia seeds)
- 1 t. cinnamon
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Add additional water or milk to soften if needed. I highly recommend topping with chocolate syrup! :)