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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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Ahhhh, autumn.  Pumpkins and squash and apples, oh my.

I borrowed an idea from Mixxedtape for an oatmeal add-in this morning.  I sautéed an apple with a little bit of olive oil and a lot of cinnamon, stirred some honey into my oatmeal, and mixed the apples in with my morning bowl of oatmeal.

I poured myself a cup of ambition, and enjoyed a yummy, comforting breakfast.

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie With Almond Milk

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Seems like all the cool kids are using almond milk these days, so I decided to try it out for the first time.  Pure almond milk is made from almonds and water, but the packaged store brands usually contain some other ingredients like vitamins and vanilla extract.  Not only is almond milk vegetarian-friendly, but it has no lactose and no cholesterol (a big bonus for me).

I poured 1 cup of almond milk into the blender, along with 1 banana and 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries.

I pulsed the ingredients until smooth.  Voila–smoothie!  So simple, quick, and delicious.  It made the perfect amount for one tall glass, and it was just (naturally) sweet enough for breakfast.

What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?  What’s your favorite almond milk recipe?

UPDATE: Overnight Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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Thanks for everyone’s suggestions on how to improve the overnight oatmeal!  I used your tips.  I mashed a banana in a bowl.

I spooned in the leftover oatmeal.

I splashed a little bit of milk into the bowl.  I wanted to add applesauce, but I didn’t have any at home.

I mixed everything up and nuked it in the microwave for a couple of minutes, then mixed in some cinnamon.  (I love cinnamon–I think it makes everything taste better.)

The oatmeal tasted so much better!  I enjoyed it with a cup of coffee.  It was a good start to the day.