19 October 2009

going green, with oats

i've become a bit green-obsessed lately. trying to make sure that i have something green in each one of my meals. since i've been substituting oatmeal for my usual breakfast of green smoothies lately, i decided to give green oats a try. 

spinach is a miracle vegetable. almost tasteless when you mix it in with other food. plus, green just makes everything look prettier

going green oats
1/3 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup water
3 tbsp egg whites
pinch of salt
handful of baby spinach
bit of pure maple syrup

place oats, water, egg whites and salt in a big microwave safe bowl and pop in the microwave for one minute. give it a good stir and pop it back in the microwave for another minute or so, or until the oats are fluffy and cooked through. toss the spinach into the oats and blend with a hand blender until all of the spinach is broken down and you have a bowl of bright green oats. stir in the maple syrup, and add toppings of your choice.

He grazes freely through the hills, nibbling anything that’s green.  ~ Job 39:5

i realize that most of my blogging has been about food lately. i can't help it. i spend a lot of time thinking about it. stay tuned for some san francisco adventures, including a trip to the san francisco museum of modern art and a professional football game. the raiders. yikes.


Anna said...

keep posting about food... these are some great recipes. can't wait for the day when i come visit and you make them for me :)

Ashley and Ezra said...

Just reading your blog makes me miss you like crazy!
I have to be truthful, that green outmeal looks scary... I'm usually very open to trying new food (most of you are laughing your butt's off right now) but this green just looks ughh... I think I will have to stick to intant microwavable cinnamon roll oatmeal! On the other hand, the donuts and your muffins look amazing!