I told myself that I needed to get serious about trying to lose the last of the baby weight. I don’t have a set goal in mind; I just want my clothes to fit better and feel more confident in my skin. I decided to look up some healthy meals that would also aid in milk production. (Any time I try to lose weight while breastfeeding, my milk always takes a hit. I knew I needed nutritionally dense food, not just “low calorie” food.)
So, as I searched Pinterest for such meals, I came across this:
It reminded me of no bake cookies (which, in my house growing up, we called “Oatmeal Cookie Stuff” because we ate it straight from the pot!) so I was instantly intrigued. I decided to give it a shot! Here’s what you need:
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 1 cup Svelte organic chocolate protein shake (I used a Muscle Milk protein shake because I couldn’t find the other kind )
- 3½ cups water
- ¼ t Himalayan pink sea salt
- 1 Tbsp honey (you can also use brown sugar)
- 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1-2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
Before you go to bed, drop all the ingredients (except the peanut butter) into your crockpot and cook on low for 7-8 hours:
Y’all, this smelled AWESOME. It was like I was cooking hot cocoa! The next morning, I awoke to this:
Yeah, it did not look appetizing. I scraped off the top and the under part actually looked okay! I plopped some peanut butter on top and decided to try it.
It was…alright. It was pretty bland, TBH. I ate a serving of it and it was pretty filling, though not very tasty.
Have you ever tried this recipe? Or a recipe close to it? What were your results? Share in the comments below!