White Chocolate Almond Protein Oats

20 Dec

I’ve been having a rather crappy week :/. I came to the conclusion today that I’m just going to have to take a few days off from working out. It’s completely devastating to me. It’s like I lost a body part. It feels wrong….but my back has been getting progressively worse. I saw a physical therapist twice this week which has been helping, but my body seems to be rebelling and in order to completely heal I think it’s just better to take it easy.

I feel depressed about it, especially with the holidays it’s not like I’ll exactly be consuming my normal amount of calories. I also started to feel like I was coming down with something today- GREAT just in time for my week off and Christmas. Perfect!

Anyway, I’ll stop my pity party and move on to a more positive note- the delicious breakfast I made myself this morning!

White Chocolate Almond Protein Oats

Cook time including prep: 5 mins Serves: 1

1/2 cup quick cooking oats

1 cup water

half a scoop of vanilla protein powder

1-2 tablespoons of slivered almonds

small amount of white chocolate chips

1/2 tbsp of almond butter

sweetener*** optional (I omit)

Directions: Put water and oats in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir in protein powder, and pop back into the microwave for 30 seconds. Top with white chocolate chips, almonds and almond butter, and sweetener if needed.

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8 Responses to “White Chocolate Almond Protein Oats”

  1. Brittany December 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    Ahh go for walks!! Those are just as good and not demanding on the body! I hate feeling off with workouts, and I always walk when I do. The oats look GOOOOD!

  2. Alex @ therunwithin December 20, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    excited to start reading your blog! taking a few days off from working out will be good for you I bet! soak it up

  3. Jorie December 21, 2012 at 2:11 am #

    Sorry about the back pain 😦 certainly no fun. My mom (a long distance runner for 30 years) has dealt with back pain on and off her whole life, and she swears by stretching on those big exercise balls. Maybe worth a shot? On the plus side, your oatmeal looks fantastic!

  4. Kerry December 21, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    Don’t be sad! Honor your body and let your back heal. I know how frustrating it can be. I tore my ACL in my knee and had to have surgery and go for 3 months of physical therapy. Not fun. Listen to your physical therapist and you’ll be back to your workouts in no time! In the mean time, stretching and walking will do your mind and body good 🙂

  5. moderngirlnutrition December 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    Oh my goodness, these look so good:) I love dessert oats- they taste so sinful but are so healthy!

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