Dessert for breakfast

by - Saturday, December 05, 2009

I had dessert for breakfast yesterday. I know, scandalous right? Actually, not really.

It started out as a small bowl of oatmeal made with soy milk. I added a couple of scoops of my new love: Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter With Roasted Flaxseeds. So yum! (Thank you Claire, for the recommendation!) Then things took a turn...I had some leftover apple crisp in the fridge. Apple crisp contains apples and oats- that is breakfast-y, right? Yes! I added a big scoop of crisp to the top of my oatmeal and topped the whole thing off with just a little more soy milk.  

Remember how I offered the suggestion to try new recipes like "breakfast cookies" to nurture yourself this season? Well, this is just another way to put a smile on your face in the morning without going overboard. This turned out to be a delicious breakfast and it wasn't complete diet debauchery.

As a part of my "dessert breakfast", I also included a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds and two tablespoons of hemp seeds. If you're not familiar with hemp seeds, don't panic! I know they sound like something that you have to buy in secret, but they aren't. Hemp seeds are a great source of protein, iron, and omega 3s and they are even available in the Get Natured Store

Here are the numbers for protein and iron (not including the apple crisp):

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