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Blackberry Peach Protein Oatmeal [Clean, Vegan, GF) & Zion National Park Part 2

It’s been a while since there has been an oatmeal recipe on the blog! Oatmeal is a great way to fuel up for a long hike. Here is a 7 ingredient oatmeal recipe to help you power through your day. It clean, gluten free and vegan. Meanwhile, I’ll finish up my Zion National Park experience!

Blackberry Peach Protein Oatmeal [Clean, Vegan, GF]...And A Dash of Cinnamon

Here is part  2 of my Zion National Park adventure and my favorite part of the trip! If you missed part one, check it out here. It pairs the first part of my trip with some really easy 4 ingredient Cake Batter Protein Bars!

The coolest part though, was winning the lottery for the Subway Hike. I recommend trying to submit for a permit ahead of time if you want to do it instead of relying on winning a lottery permit. They only give out a certain number for each day. The trail itself is about 30 minutes away from Zion. I very much recommend picking up a specific map for this trail and studying it prior to your attempt. You are in the middle of a canyon with nothing around. You have to pack in everything you need (PLENTY OF WATER) and out anything you produce waste wise.

The not terribly distinctive entrance to the stream. The part you can’t miss on your way back.

There is no designated trail either, and there are plenty of real trails/potential pathways to get you to the final point. The trail itself, though, is so cool and you wind up a stream/river, crossing back and forth and climbing up and over rocks. You even pass by dinosaur footprints!

Towards the end it opens to a massive rock bowl (likely old eddy) which is it’s namesake.

The whole hike took me 6 hours to complete. The trickiest part is definitely the ascent back up the canyon side. It’s definitely an unnerving feeling when you are picking your way up the rock face to get to the rim, look around and see canyon both ways you look and realize that you did not come down this way.

There were several waterfalls along the way to scale

Even worse when you get to to a recognizable spot, finally the brush you have to initially walk through at the trailhead for about 10-15 minutes, only to realize that you still haven’t gotten back to your car 30-45 minutes later. However, obviously, since I am writing this, I made it back! It was amazing and for sure recommend it.

Part of the rim. That is the stream to get to and follow up to the Subway

Have you ever been to Zion? Did you love it? If you haven’t been, or are planning on going, let me know if you have any questions!

In the meantime try out the latest oatmeal recipe.

Blackberry Peach Protein Oatmeal [Clean, Vegan, GF]...And A Dash of Cinnamon

Blackberry Peach Protein Oatmeal [Clean, Vegan, GF]

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 bowl
Author AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon


  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 T peanut flour
  • ~1/2-1 T psyllium husk powder
  • few dashes cinnamon
  • few dashes nutmeg
  • handful blackberries
  • 1/2-1 peach (or several canned slices)


  1. Cook your oatmeal as directed on the package using your favorite technique and liquid of choice

  2. Once done, stir in your peanut flour, psyllium (if using), cinnamon and nutmeg until blended

  3. Fold in your fruit, eat and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The amount of liquid you use will depend on how thick you like your oatmeal and if you are using psyllium husk powder.

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