Thursday, January 23, 2014

"Good Morning, Pumpkin!" Power Oatmeal! (Crockpot Recipe!)

Wouldn't we all love to wake up every morning, and have a healthy, warm, delicious breakfast waiting for us already? Well--- you can! With this recipe, all you have to do is put some ingredients in a crockpot before heading to bed, and you'll have a tasty treat waiting for you first thing in the morning! Who says that eating clean has to be complicated? It really is THAT SIMPLE! Ready for the recipe guys?

"Good Morning, Pumpkin!" Power Oatmeal (Serves 2--- Crockpot Recipe!)

1/2 Cup oats
1/2 Cup pumpkin (canned is fine, but make sure the only ingredient is pumpkin!)
1 Cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 Cup water
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 Teaspoon ginger
1/4 Teaspoon ground clove
4 Packets of Truvia/Stevia
Sprinkling of salt
2 Scoops vanilla or pumpkin whey protein (I used About Time/SDC Nutrition's Pumpkin Spice Whey Protein Powder)
Optional as garnish: walnuts, pecans, raisins, etc.

Place all of the ingredients (except the protein powder) in a slow cooker. Mix the ingredients thoroughly, then cook on low for 8 hours. Just before serving, stir in the whey protein, and garnish with chopped nuts or dried fruit if desired (I used some walnuts and craisins! Yum!). Please note, I like my oatmeal super thick (you know--- the kind that clings to the spoon!). If you prefer a runnier oatmeal, then add more liquid to your crockpot.

Enjoy guys! I absolutely ADORE this recipe, because it's a great treat to wake up to--- and even better because it's one that requires almost no morning prep work! Awesome!