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Tropical White Chocolate Protein Oatmeal

Wish you were lying on a beach somewhere? Here is an oatmeal recipe that will help you pretend! This waist-line friendly oatmeal is packed with protein and fiber to keep you full all morning. 

Tropical White Chocolate Protein Oatmeal

Um, why was it snowing this weekend? Did anyone else get snow that ACTUALLY STUCK TO THE GROUND AND ACCUMULATED! I thought we had talked about this weatherman. Totally not cool. Especially since most of the plants that were blooming are oh wait, dead. Thanks.

snow in spring

It just kept getting worse!

For better news, I am half way done with this ICU block. Oh man has it been exhausting. The first week was all about the codes and this past week has been all about super super sick patients, but really no codes! Yay! My attempt at crossing my fingers harder worked! Overall, though, it has been nuts and so so exhausting in all realms. Psychically, mentally and emotionally.  Most nights, particularly as the week wore down, when I finally got home at night it was all like:

so tired

Ahem, this usually led to me having to pick what I wanted to do and forgo the others :/. This also has led me to have full on binges when I get home. NOT OK. It’s been pretty gross. But I’m hoping this week I’ll be better able to deal. Maybe. We’ll see. But anyway, I got home Friday, and even though I was super tired (I also haven’t been sleeping much) I was thinking OK I’ve got this and I’m going to do ALL THE THINGS!

So, I had full intentions of working out (since it had been a few days), making dinner and not going on a binge-fest  eating it properly, catching up on some life things that had been piling up (looking at you email in particular) etc. I popped a few cashews to hold me over…picked out a workout (yoga to help relax and stretch out after long hours on my feet) and went into my room to change out of my scrubs. And apparently something like this happened:

Guys, I woke up Saturday morning face down, scrubs still on, makeup still on, teeth not brushed and I was all like:

Seriously, so disgusting. My first thought was “Ew, at least I didn’t get under the covers.” Followed by, “What happened?” And, “I knew I was tired, but geez, I’ve always managed to be able to wash my face, brush teeth and change.” I guess I at least caught up on some much needed sleep, but I’m hoping that doesn’t happen again. 😕

Anyway, after the dreadfulness of the weather on top of my lack of sleep, I could really go for a vacation. Anybody with me? Let’s hit up a beach somewhere and just relax! Gah! That would be so ideal right now. Since that can’t happen though, at least for me, I’ve made a tropical oatmeal recipe to share with you in hopes of being able to pretend just a little bit that I’m somewhere nice and warm. Or, at least, somewhere without snow!

I’m sure many of you have stories of just passing out like this (perhaps from college? lol) I’d love to hear about them (maybe so I don’t feel so bad about myself haha)

Anybody heading to the beach soon? If so, let me know! Then I can vicariously live through you during your trip!

Tropical White Chocolate Protein Oatmeal
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Servings
1 Bowl
Servings
1 Bowl
Tropical White Chocolate Protein Oatmeal
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings
1 Bowl
Servings
1 Bowl
Ingredients
Servings: Bowl
Instructions
  1. Cook the oatmeal with liquid of choice in your preferred method (microwave or stovetop)
  2. Add remaining ingredients except the chips and stir.
  3. Top with white chocolate chips (~15). Stir a few times to make them melty and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*If you are making right before consuming, or are not using the psyillium husk powder, decrease your liquid to about 3:1 or 2:1 (the first if you like your oats thinner, the latter if you like them thick)

  1. Need a modification to fit with your tastes, or dietary needs, but are not sure how to do it? Just ask in the comments section or email me and we will figure out something that works for you!

 

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