Creamy PB + J Oatmeal Parfait

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Holy smokes it’s Friday again!

I swear it feels like it was just Friday.

Yesterday’s workout was FUN. I love the feeling of renewed enthusiasm after a day off.

I did a 3 mile run:

  • 3 min walking warm-up
  • Mile 1: 6.0 mph, incline 2%
  • Mile 2: 6.5 mph, incline 5% (such a hard mile!!!)
  • Mile 3: 6.0 mph, incline 2%
  • 2 min walking cool-down

Mile 2 was a LONG, hard mile. I stopped half way through to get water. After the run, I did the ab-solute workout (18 mins of abs) and Booty Booster workout from the Booty Camp Fitness DVD.

Since I have been doing strength training my appetite has gone way up! I wonder if that is because my body is expending more energy repairing my muscle tears? Either way I have been one huge Hunger Monster lately.

This morning I woke up COLD. A Green Monster or juice was not going to cut it.

I was really excited to try out this new product:

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Nut ‘n Budder contains peanuts, almonds, flaxseed oil, organic sugar, and flaxseed. It is only available in Canada right now (you don’t hear that on blogs too often!). It is seriously addicting, subtly sweet, and very creamy.  I had to hide it in the back of the Lazy Susan! :mrgreen: I could *probably* find it if I really wanted to though…if you catch my drift…

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Creamy PB + J Oatmeal Parfait

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Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup regular oats
  • 1 T chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup almond breeze
  • 1/2 cup plus a bit more water
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 banana (optional- I didn’t have one so I used chia seeds to thicken it up nicely)

Layers/Toppings:

Directions: Mix together oats, chia seeds, coconut milk, salt, banana, almond milk, and water. Bring to a boil and then cook on low, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes. Take a glass and drop in a layer of jam, then oats, then PB, then oats, then jam, etc. Sprinkle with peanuts and enjoy!

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YUM!

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Would you like a chance to win a jar of the Almond Budder Extreme and Nut ‘n Budder?

Leave one comment below.

If you want you can tell me your all time favourite FICTON book! (Yes, I am in the market to start fiction reading again and looking for good ideas!!) :mrgreen:

Contest is open to US and CAD residents only please.

I will be selecting TWO winners. Contest open until tonight at 11pm EST.

Have a great Friday!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 5, 2010

Oooh that parfait looks awesome! I bet the different textures just made it.

I could never pick my favorite book. That is like asking me to pick a favorite movie, song, or food! But I just recently read Firefly Lane and it was great!

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Stephanie February 5, 2010

This looks reaaly great! Thank you for sharing! I hope it will be available in the US soon!

I love books, it is hard to pick one favorite…
A few good ones, if you haven’t read them yet:
The Secret Life of Bees, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Where the Heart Is, and I always enjoy books by Fannie Flagg. Good luck choosing a great next read =)

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Carla February 5, 2010

ANYTHING by Emily Giffin, I just got an advance copy of her newest book not out until May because my Stepmom owns a bookstore and I can’t wait to start (and finish!) it!!

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Leilani February 5, 2010

Wow that looks insanely yummy!
The best book EVER is “PILLARS OF THE EARTH” by KEN FOLLET – and this is coming from someone who LOVES to read but it takes a lot to grab me. I read this book 20 years ago and could not put it down. There are 1000 pages but you will cry when it gets close to the end because you don’t want it to be over. Funny it was on Oprah’s book club and she said the same thing. Anyone else that I talk to that has read it also says it was the greatest book of all time. Just google it and you will see how many people agree. I don’t know how he does it but it will stay with you forever. Remember “PILLARS OF THE EARTH” :)))) you won’t be sorry.

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Liz February 5, 2010

Since I consdier myself a serious Peanut Butter addict, the Nut N Budder looks delightful.

I have not read this book yet, but everyone I know raves about it. On the Road by Jack Kerouac! Happy reading

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Kimmy Jahnke February 5, 2010

The Time Traveler’s Wife is a wonderful book….if you seen the movie it is 100x better than that! It is kinda long…but so worth it!

Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway..my nut butter stash is almost out. I’m crossing my fingers!

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Stacey February 5, 2010

Love your site! And I found that I got a lot hungrier when I started weight training as well. I switched up to a lot of small meals during the day and that’s helped a lot.

My favourite fiction book (do I have to pick just one?!?) :)
Probably “The Kitchen Boy”.

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chau February 5, 2010

hmmm ender’s game

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Cara February 5, 2010

The Time Traveler’s Wife…Or anything by Wally Lamb! And of course (like most females out there) Eat, Pray, Love!

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Lindsey @ Sound Eats February 5, 2010

I’m a big fan of Nicholas Sparks books. If you want to see Dear John, you need to read it, too! I loved “Last Song” by him and can’t wait for that movie, too!

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Audrey February 5, 2010

I saw the trailer/read about on IMDB Dear John and it looked so sad! I couldn’t stop thinking about it for like 3 days and I wanted to cry every time it passed my mind. I saw Walk to Remember a looong time ago, and liked that. Why are his books and movies so sad? Not that that will stop me from reading/watching… He’s a great author.

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Heather (Where's the Beach) February 5, 2010

That parfait looks awesome. I have noticed that when I start lifting heavy, I get hungry a lot more. I have found that if I replenish with protein within 15-30 mins of the lifting, then I am much better. One of my favorite fictional books is Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio. It’s been out a while now. I am a reading junkie! I must own the hardback too. Oh, another fantastic book (older too) is White Oleander by Janet Fitch.

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Kendall February 5, 2010

Good Morning!!

The Life of Pi is my favorite fiction book.

SUCH a great story – one of those books that even though you forget some of the story over the years you always look back on it with nostalgia for the great story that was told :)

OOh and its not dauntingly huge – something that you can pick up and easily read, probably a good ‘breaker inner fiction book’ ;)

PS That breakfast looks scrumptuous! Thanks for the chance at some Nut Budder!!

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Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope February 5, 2010

Definitely read THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy. Amazing, quick read. And the movie is out now, too.

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Jen February 5, 2010

You NEED to read “The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO” by Robin Sharma. It was the most inspirational book and really helped me understand that I should be truly enjoying everyday to it greatest potential.

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Michelle February 5, 2010

That parfait looks amazing!!! I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow. I’m a classics girl, so my favorite is Pride and Prejudice. A close second is Middlemarch by George Eliot. Happy reading!

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cait February 5, 2010

hmm…way too many favourites but I loved “What is the What” by Dave Eggers and “The Book of Negroes” by Laurence Hill (it has a different name in the states.

breakfast looks delish.

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krissy February 5, 2010

I’m SO glad you tried this Ange – I have been eyeing it for a while in the grocery store (Frank is a PB addict) but wasn’t sure about – now I’ll buy it for him :)

I am going to bring you a stack of fiction books by my favourite author when I see you – did you ever see My Sister’s Keeper (the movie) – well it was a book first and that author writes the most heart wrentching but amazing books – they are always on controversal issues – the authors name is Jodi Picoult!

xoxo

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Linda February 5, 2010

I love Nicholas Sparks books too! I just wish I had more time to read!

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Cassie February 5, 2010

This oatmeal looks FANTASTIC! Much more fancy than my meager bowl of pumpkin oats this morning ;)

Fiction..fiction..where to start! I ADORE fiction. “The Sight” by David Clement-Davies is FANTASTIC. It’s about wolves, but it’s really deep beyond that, It always brings tears to my eyes! He has another book called “Firebringer” that is really good too.

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Jessica P February 5, 2010

I think my all time favorite book is Jane Eyre- such a romantic book! I also really liked Frankenstein, surprisingly. One that I just read recently that I liked pretty well was The Reader- it was made into a movie last year with Kate Winslet. Happy reading!

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kalli@fitandfortysomething February 5, 2010

LOVE your breakfast!

It is hard to pic ONE all time fav book but two come to mind right now:

White Oleander
I Know This Much Is True
Eat Pray LOve

oops that is three!
Have a great day….

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amy February 5, 2010

That nut butter looks amazing as does the parfait. My favorite fiction books are anything by Nicholas Sparks. He’s the best ever. You can’t go wrong with anything by him.

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Christina February 5, 2010

that parfait looks great! I’ve been trying to think of a new way to have my oatmeal in the morning – thanks!!!!

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Nina February 5, 2010

Mmmm..your breakfast looks so delicious! :)

I don’t know what my all-time fave fiction book is, but the last book I read was The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown and it was amazing! Can’t wait for the movie!

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Liz February 5, 2010

The Notebook is my fave!

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Crystal February 5, 2010

Your parfait looks delicious! I’m always searching for new nut butters and those sound really good. One of my favorite fiction books is The Jungle. It’s an oldy but a goody.

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Molly February 5, 2010

My favorite fiction books are The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books. They are so good!

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Anne @thefitbridesmaid February 5, 2010

I’ve been reading all of his books about Isabelle in Scotland. Very easy reads.

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Allison February 5, 2010

That looks amazing!1 I have to try that. My favorite fiction books are East of Eden by John Steinbeck and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. They’re awesomem reads!

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Kathy K February 5, 2010

Favorite book… hmm… The Time Traveler’s Wife is the latest fiction I read and I loved it. :)

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Raw Candy February 5, 2010

This looks so good! Cool that it’s available in Canada… if I don’t win, at least I can still pick some up :)

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cali February 5, 2010

My favourite fiction book is called “Jewels” by Danielle Steel. I normally don’t enjoy her books and prefer meatier stuff, but this is a historical epic about this amazing woman. Not to be missed! I reread it every few years and always love it more than the last time.

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Kristina ( spabettie !! ) February 5, 2010

ah! not a *huge* Steele fan either, but her (really old) book The Promise is really REALLY good.

:)

…love this, I’m adding to my reading list!

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Jill February 5, 2010

I’m a non-fiction kinds gal. I really want to read Intuitive eating. That butter looks good!

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Billie February 5, 2010

You should read Ana Karenina – and old classic! It is amazing each time I read it.

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Michelle February 5, 2010

I would love to try a new nut butter!!! Especially one that I can’t get in the US yet! :)

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Emily February 5, 2010

Those oats look so tasty!!! I’m going to say “Dear John” but only because it’s coming out in theaters…I’ve read it twice and it’s a really good read. Also “Nineteen Minutes” is a book you won’t be able to put down!

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Meg February 5, 2010

My favorite fiction book is My Sister’s Keeper! I haven’t seen the movie because I heard has a different ending, but the book was so good. Your parfait looks delicious!! I need to make one of those! :)

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Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries February 5, 2010

i need that parfait in my vida.

favorite fiction book is the awakening my kate chopin. ive read it like 6 times haha. i think you’d love it.

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Audrey February 5, 2010

Is that a book or just a short story?

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Charlie February 5, 2010

That looks fantastic, Angela.O_O ~This is my first time actually seeing Nut N Budder. Maybe I haven’t looked diligently enough? I buy almond and smoosh-yourself peanut butters at my local Sun Harvest all the time. Regardless, I love how this sounds and looks and can’t wait to try it!

My favorite fiction book is a tie between Dr. Isaac Asimov’s Foundation & Clive Barker’s Imajica. Sci-fi has always been my favorite thing in the world, ever since I was a kid. What Dr. Asimov did for the genre is unprecedented. As the reigning godfather of sci-fi, androids and just about everything we’ve come to know and enjoy in it today, “Foundation” was his flagstaff saga; it’s told as a history of the future as the past. Every chapter begins as an excerpt from a future chronicle called The Encyclopedia Galactica. WIki encapsulates the series thus; “Foundation tells the story of a group of scientists who seek to preserve knowledge as the civilizations around them begin to regress.” Hari Seldon is at the heart of it all, Dr. Asimov’s intellectual hero, who develops “Psychohistory,” which can be reviewed here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychohistory_%28fictional%29

It may sound like a lot of techno-babble but it really isn’t. Dr. Asimov had a real tact for keeping his storytelling rooted in the human element. Even concepts that may fly over our heads stick with us due to his talents with narrative & literary construction.

Not everyone’s cup of tea but, imo, damn good stuff.

Clive Barker’s Imajica can be read about here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imajica

Have a gr8 day, Angela!

~Charlie (A New Fan) :)

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Kim February 5, 2010

Poisonwood Bible or The Brothers K. After that I have a list of about 20. :)

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joy February 5, 2010

My favorite fiction is actually a kids book (well like 10 – 15 years olds I would guess) and it is called a season of ponies – and if you want to read it and can’t find it let me know and I can let you borrow mine (it has been out of print FOREVER)

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Ricki February 5, 2010

Parfait looks GREAT. I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this stuff–where did you find it??? Yum!! So hard to pick a fiction book, but I guess I’ll mention the latest one my book club is reading: Aftr the Flood by Margaret Atwood. You can always count on Atwood for great writing. I also really enjoyed The Ravine by Paul Quarrington (more poignant now that he’s just died); and The Hours by Michael Cunningham (novel, not movie, though the movie was good, too!).

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Sarah R February 5, 2010

Wow! Wonderful oats! I had to check to make sure that I wasn’t reading Kath’s blog because it seemed like one of her creations. My favorite light-hearted fiction books are Sophia Kinsella’s Shopaholic books. They are a quick/fun read.

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Morgan @ Life After Bagels February 5, 2010

that is one fancy breakfast there lady . . . and no you NEVER hear – only available in Canada

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Mariel February 5, 2010

I really like White Oleander! Ooh, that nut butter sounds yummy! :)

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 5, 2010

Your hill workouts are killer! I don’t know if it would be my all-time favorite, but Middlesex is a great book. I also like Wonder Boys, Straight Man, and The Time Traveler’s Wife!

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 5, 2010

Oh my gosh Angela… that looks out of this world. PB & J and oatmeal are like 2 of my very favorite things so that… oh wow. Ok i’ll stop drooling now..

The pb sounds sooo good!!!! And you can never have enough nut butter in your life :)

My favorite fiction book… that’s hard. Honestly the Harry Potter and Twilight books are up there because they are just the kind of books that really draw you in and keep you reading. But my favorite fictional author is Mary Kay Andrews. Best books, I have them all and I read them over and over. (Is it sad that my favorites are not… um.. deep, thought provoking books?)

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