This will likely be my last post before heading off to Portland for the Vida Vegan Con! While I am super exited to finally check out Portland, gorge on vegan Voodoo Doughnuts, & all awesomeness on the con agenda, I am feeling very overwhelmed with my pre-trip to-do list! This is my first day off in what feels like forever & I have cleaning/laundry/shopping/packing to accomplish, when all I feel like doing is stretching out at gentle yoga & spending the rest of the day napping peacefully under a shady tree! If only…
To get this hectic day off to a nourishing start I made some oatmeal & topped it off with some yummy fixings! I recently picked up a bag of “Rolled Oats” from Trader Joe’s. Each serving of their wholesome oats provide 16 grams of whole grain fiber & are gluten free, wheat free & vegan! Perfect for making an “old fashioned” oatmeal, which is just what I needed this morning.
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 cup water
- pinch of kosher salt
- These were my add-ins, but you could use anything your heart desires:
- ½ sliced banana
- 2 Tbsps. dried cranberries
- 1 Tbsp. sliced almonds
- 1 Tbsp. shredded coconut
- Agave to taste
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- In a medium sauce pan, bring water & salt to a boil. Reduce heat & add oats. Cook for 10-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until desired consistency is reached.
- Remove from heat, cover & let stand for 2 minutes before serving.
So, now I’m off to hit the ground running & should have the energy to do so! I may be back on later today with a lunch/dinner post. We’ll see! If not, see you next week with hopefully lots of photos & a glowing recap of the weekend’s events. Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@vegenista), Twitter & Facebook for updates! I also have a guest post from my good buddy, Andi, queued up for the weekend, so tumblr won’t be totally neglected!
Bye for now! :)