I hate oatmeal. I mean, I really, really want to like oatmeal. I love how it smells. I love eating out of bowls. Whenever I make it for the girls I wish it didn't make me gag. It's just so slimy and lumpy.
I'm not a Greek yogurt fan. I like yogurt, but the Greek kind is just a little too thick and tangy.
So I find this recipe...
Oats mixed with almond milk, greek yogurt, cocoa powder, and chia seeds, then left in the fridge overnight.
And for some reason, I think... "I should try this." My hope was that preparing the oats like this will make them less slimy. I mean, I really do want to like oatmeal.
And the chia seeds? I hadn't even heard of them until I saw this recipe. Yes, these are the things you smear on the chia pets. You can eat them. Who knew? Then I did a little research and they sound amazing. Really good for you. I was sure I'd have a hard time finding them unless I wanted to visit the hole-in-the-wall health food store. But there they were, in the bulk bins at Kroger. And since they were in the bulk bins, I didn't have to buy a lot... just in case. I got about 1/2 a cup of them and it cost me $.80. They have no taste, and if you soak them, they expand alot (haven't tried that yet) and you can make a pudding of sorts from it. They are supposed to help keep you full (since they expand so much) and are supposed to help regulate blood sugar.
I also bought almond milk, although I'm sure you could make it with just plain old cow's milk. But then I noticed that almond milk has far fewer carbs than regular milk, which is awesome for a diabetic like me. I love cereal, but you add the carbs of cereal to the carbs of milk and it's just more than I need in a meal. I had the girls taste it with me and no one thought it was gross. It doesn't taste just like cow's milk, but it would take a little getting used to if I were to try to drink it straight. I'm not a fan of just drinking milk anyway.
So what's the verdict of my mixing up old things that I think are gross and new things?
Well... it wasn't slimy. I tried... I had several bites before I gave up. I think I might have enjoyed it more with bananas, but I was pushing my carb limit as it was. It wasn't bad, but I didn't enjoy it and why eat something you don't enjoy?
Oh, oats... you have eluded me again. My sister has been saying I should try some steel-cut oats. It's worth a shot... if I don't like them, I'm sure she'll take the extra off my hands.