In keeping with healthy dieting, breakfasts are pretty important. They get you started for the entire day. One of the things I’ve grown to love eating for breakfast is oatmeal. While the plain stuff with a little bit of peanut butter was holding me over for a while now, it does tend to get old. Not too long ago, the nutritionist that the wife and I used to use (Chris Stephens of Step By Step Nutrition…awesome dude), started talking about this new company…MyOatmeal.com. It was a site where you can customize your own blend of oatmeal. It only took me about five seconds before I hopped over to the site to begin looking around.
The oatmeal creation part of the site is intense. I didn’t even know where to start. The site touts 22 billion different flavor combinations…and I was just looking to make one! After some careful consideration I ended up on my first flavor, Bananatastic. In my custom mix of oatmeal I had the following:
- Quick Rolled Oats
- Banana Bread Flavor
- Banana Chips
- Chipped Coconut
- Golden Raisins
- Flax Seed
So, I may have gone a bit overboard on the mix ingredients, but go big or go home…right? As soon as the wife saw what I was up to, she joined in and ordered two bags of her own. One was a “Peaches & Cream” mix and another was a “Smores” blend. After finalizing our orders we paid up and waited.
The shipping on the order was super fast. Only a few days later and we had the oatmeal at our doorstep. Next thing to do was to bust into these things and give them a try. The next morning at breakfast I made my first bowl of Bananatastic. H…O…L…Y…C…R…A…P. It was delicious. The banana bread flavor was great. I will say that I would cut the amount of fruits in half in order to get more oats, but it was still tasty. It’s quick to make up in the microwave and tasted great. For the amount of calories in my regular oatmeal, I would much rather have the flexibility to make my own and have it custom to my tastes. Over the next days I tried my wife’s blends and they were both equally good. I might even say she made mixes better than I did.
It’s been a few weeks and we’ve now gone through our first three bags. Needless to say, the wife reminded me this morning that we need to put in another order. One plus of the site is that it remembers your previous combinations. If you want to reorder one you don’t have to start from scratch.
So, while this is a post about a healthy breakfast it is also a stunning review for MyOatmeal.com and the work they are doing. If you eat oatmeal at all for breakfast, please give them a shot. They have flavors galore (with a chocolate hazelnut one in the works…yum) and are looking to add protein powders. I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to eating oatmeal the same way again.