Good morning! I definitely stepped out of bed with my right foot this morning, hopefully that will be a good sign of what’s to come today. 😉
I drank a mug of hot water, checked emails, stretched (I’m a taaaad sore from yesterday!) then made breakfast. Proud to announce I have a new love—-OAT BRAN! I have never tried oat bran before but it always looks so yummy on Polly’s blog that I finally broke down and bought myself some.
I prepared the oat bran on the stove with 1 cup skim milk, cinnamon, ginger and a tsp of ghee. Click here to read more about ghee. Once the oat bran was all creamy and delicious, I added a spoonful of pumpkin seed butter (thanks VeggieGirl!!!) and some brown sugar.
It was aaaaaamazing. My new favorite breakfast for sure! 🙂
Currently, I’m sipping on some chai tea (the same kind I had yesterday morning—I bought more from the store) and about to take a shower and get ready to go to Greenwise. I have no idea when I’ll be home so stay tuned!
Betsy in PittsburghJanuary 12, 2009 at 7:48 am
I’ve been adding uncooked oat bran to my smoothies lately and it’s a great way to add fiber without too much grit.
justjenJanuary 12, 2009 at 7:53 am
I’ll have to try the oatbran sometime. Do you miss eating the fruit with breakfast??
seelivelee (for the love of peanut butter)January 12, 2009 at 7:55 am
looks so yummy. will u ever eatbanana in the am again?
jennaJanuary 12, 2009 at 10:07 am
Haha I’m sure I will but I’m doing a little experiment right now to see if Ayurveda can help with my migraines and skin so I’m trying to follow it as best as I can.
hkJanuary 12, 2009 at 7:57 am
Sounds great–mmm love oatbran! I actually have a thing of ghee…and have yet to be brave and use it..we’ll see 🙂
KJanuary 12, 2009 at 8:07 am
Oat bran is pretty darn good! Hope you have a great Monday!!
VeggieGirlJanuary 12, 2009 at 8:13 am
So glad you like the pumpkin-seed-butter!!!! 10.5 grams of protein – looooove it 🙂
GOOD LUCK TODAY!!!!!!!
Fit MommyJanuary 12, 2009 at 8:15 am
Ok, so I’ve never tried oat bran as a breakfast food. Always just added it to recipes. Have some in pantry, so, I’ll try!
Sarah (Tales of Expansion)January 12, 2009 at 8:28 am
OK, tomorrow morning I’m going to see if I can remember to step out of bed with my right foot first. If I can do that, then maybe I can move on to yoga 🙂
Good luck today!
MegJanuary 12, 2009 at 8:33 am
Glad you enjoyed the oat bran…it is definitely one of my faves!
Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)January 12, 2009 at 8:41 am
Oh Jenna, love the oat bran. Sammie (Running with a Recipe) always eats it, and I love her creamy bowls. The other day, I mixed it with a cup of blueberry tea, & then added blueberries and Greek yogurt after it thickened. Amazing!
Love me some clarified butter. I bet it tasted wonderful in your morning bowl! Ahhh, pumpkin seed butter…that would explain the green hue. 🙂
Good luck today!
MarissaJanuary 12, 2009 at 9:18 am
Good luck today!
DanielleJanuary 12, 2009 at 9:22 am
Pumpkin seed butter sounds really good.
I’ll have to try oatbran soon.
good luck with your post orientation!
runjessJanuary 12, 2009 at 9:29 am
Have a good Monday!
SammieJanuary 12, 2009 at 9:34 am
I LOVE oat bran!! It cooks up so super creamy. I rather prefer it over oatmeal. Did you make your own ghee?
jennaJanuary 12, 2009 at 11:34 am
Nope, I didn’t make my own….I bought it from Greenwise. However, its pretty easy to make your own…..just take a lb of butter and cook it down completely until you are left with a clear golden liquid on the bottom and solid looking stuff floating on top. Skim off the top and save the clear liquid—-it does not have to be refrigerated and you can use it in place of butter or oil in all baking and cooking.
VictoriaJanuary 12, 2009 at 10:04 am
Hmmm. pumpkin seed butter. Sounds really good! Good luck at post orientation!
HeatherBakesJanuary 12, 2009 at 10:24 am
I’ve heard such great things about oatbran but still haven’t checked it out… looks like I need to!
Sarah (lovINmytummy)January 12, 2009 at 10:30 am
We have a cat named Ghee! Her real name is Maggie, but the girls couldn’t say that when they were babies, so now she is Ghee! Just thought I’d share that!
Thanks for the reminder to breathe, and I’m glad your day got started out on the “right foot.”
MaggieJanuary 12, 2009 at 10:35 am
I love Polly’s blog 🙂 Thanks for all the info about Ayurveda! I’ve been reading up on it a lot and it sounds so awesome.
RebeccaJanuary 12, 2009 at 10:44 am
Yummy! The chai tea sounds really good!
RachelJanuary 12, 2009 at 10:51 am
Yummy, oat bran! I’ve been meaning to comment – your yoga posts have been really inspiring. I’ve always done yoga as just a light workout but you’ve gotten me thinking more and more about adding more of a spiritual component or at least using yoga to deepen my mind-body connection. Don’t know why that idea suddenly clicked from reading your blog, as it’s something I’ve certainly been exposed to before, but it’s a good thing! Thank you for sharing with all of us!
fitforfreeJanuary 12, 2009 at 10:51 am
I’ve been meaning to try pumpkin seed butter — looks yummy!
pollyJanuary 12, 2009 at 10:58 am
mmmmm OATBRAN sisters unite! 😉 I totally had a similar breakfast today and had to post it and YOUR blog, too!
MAggie, you are so sweet… love YOUR blog too! XOXO
There is just too much love goin’ around today. hehe 🙂
LisaJanuary 12, 2009 at 11:32 am
I LOVE LOVE LOVE oat bran. I actually like it much more than oatmeal. Any idea on the nutritional difference? I know oatmeal is great for heart health, does oat bran have the same benefits?
SammieJanuary 12, 2009 at 11:41 am
Thanks Jenna. It does sound pretty easy to make.
SaimaJanuary 12, 2009 at 12:01 pm
ohhh so glad ghee is making an appearance on the blogs and indian food in general!! 😀
ColleenJanuary 12, 2009 at 12:36 pm
Is Oat Bran like Cream of Wheat? What brand did you buy? Thanks Jenna! 🙂
ShelbyJanuary 12, 2009 at 1:54 pm
I LOVE oat bran.
I’ve never tried pumpkin butter though, sounds amazing.
Andrea (Andrea's Eats)January 12, 2009 at 8:16 pm
Good luck with your first day at work tomorrow. You will get used to that shift.
What is ghee?
jennaJanuary 13, 2009 at 1:57 pm
Ghee is just clarified butter. When you clarify it, you remove all the cholesterol, lactose and most of the butter fat and saturated fat from the butter, leaving behind a clear liquid that is great to cook with. If you google “ghee” you can read all about its many health benefits.