You Got Icing On My Oatmeal

by Jenn (eating bender) on February 24, 2009

Is Fat Tuesday over already? I can’t believe it’s 9:40 pm as I start writing this post. We’ll see how long it takes me – I’ll make a time stamp when I’m finished :)

The good thing about Tuesdays is that since I don’t have to wake up early to work, I can wake up early for another reason – to workout. Big difference! After snagging 1/2 of a Cinnamon Raisin Gnu Bar, I headed to the gym for a 40-minute elliptical workout, then came back and did my P90X Core Synergistics (well, my abbreviated version).

I love big workouts in the morning because they get me extra hungry for a big breakfast! Today’s was no exception and, as the title of the post indicates, involved a so-delicious-it-should-be-unhealthy-but-it-isn’t oatmeal topping.


No, that is not icing. But can you see the resemblance? Many of you have been asking whether PB2 is worth the investment (I haven’t seen it in stores near me, but you can check online by visiting their website) and I truly think it is. There are so many different ways to use it that the company even has a recipe page! Today I used it as a topping for my whipped banana oatmeal. I combined 1/4 cup Voskos Greek yogurt (the fat-free kind, which is a bit runnier) with 2 tbsp. regular PB2 and about 2 tbsp. water (add more or less depending on desired consistency) and stirred it all together.


Once the oats were done, I simply poured the “icing” on top of the oats. The creamy, peanut buttery goodness permeated every bite. No need for PB on a spoon when you can do it this way! Plus, the yogurt adds a little extra protein.


This is one very satisfied customer :) Thanks again for introducing me, Lovely Erin! I licked the bowl clean ate every bite and then made myself some Coffee Cocoa.


I spent the rest of my morning and early afternoon getting my edumacation. Handing in papers feels nice and all, but then I know there’s another one looming around the corner. Aside from that, I enjoyed mis clases and snacked on a Pure Protein bar to hold me through the lunching hour.


When I finally arrived back at home, I found that I really wasn’t too hungry. I decided to go with the flow and made myself a little platter of white cheddar cheese and a serving of Kashi crackers.


Then I snagged about 1 tbsp. of Barney Butter straight from the jar. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.


The rest of the day is a bit of a blur. I am so tired right now! Between applying for jobs, going to another class and doing some informational phone interviews, my brain is on shut down mode. I had another mug of Coffee Cocoa later in the day to pick me up again (although who am I kidding, caffeine has no effect on me no matter how hard I try)!


When it came time to make dinner before class, I went with something quick and easy: a whole wheat scrambled egg wrap. I cooked up 1 whole egg + 2 egg whites with some spinach in a pan on the stove. Once that was all nice and hot, I added some reduced-fat Mexican cheese and stuck the whole thing in a La Tortilla Factory wrap. Here it is prior to rolling:


And after rolling and slicing (I love that these wraps are big enough to keep everything inside!):


This wrap was awesome and really kept me full through my three-hour class! When I got home, I made myself a POM Wonderful spritzer.


Unofficial POM Wonderful review:

This stuff is very tart on its own, but tastes great when combined with other juices or club soda! I also want to try the pom-tinis that are making their way around the blogosphere πŸ˜‰ I love the antioxidants and the fact that it’s 100% juice. It seems as though there are a lot of potential ways to use these samples, so I’m planning to incorporate the juice into recipes soon. Thanks, Daniel!


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That’s it for now!

TIME STAMP: 10:30 pm (50 minutes of nothing but love for the blogosphere!)

Over and out,


1 Sara February 24, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Interesting “icing” for your oatmeal! I’m intrigued by this PB2 stuff. :) Your dinner looks yummy! I love the wraps by La Tortilla Factory.

2 Bec February 24, 2009 at 10:52 pm

‘icing’ on your oats? sounds good!

3 snackface February 24, 2009 at 11:04 pm

OK, I am really becoming convinced that I need to get this PB2 stuff! I just linked to the website. La Tortilla Factory knows what they’re doing, don’t they? By the way, you’re seriously incredibly inspirational. After reading your posts I’m always like, “Okay, Kailey, if she can do all that, you can do all your stuff too.” Haha- it’s true. Have a great night!

4 Sharon February 24, 2009 at 11:11 pm

Love your eats! And oh wow, I need to get my hands on some kashi crackers!

5 Caroline February 24, 2009 at 11:16 pm

You’re making me miss my PB2. Believe it or not, I ordered it at the end of my freshman year (!), and I still have like 2 jars left. It’s non-perishable, right?

PS I tried a humbecue pizza yesterday…it’s love:)

6 Hangry Pants February 24, 2009 at 11:45 pm

Nice oatmeal icing. This PB2 stuff seems amazing! I wonder if you could put it in your cocoa coffee to make PB coffee!?!?

7 Virtual Vermonter February 25, 2009 at 12:07 am

The egg/spinach wrap looks really, really good. Egg/refried beans (with the necessary cheeses, lettuce, and salsa) is also really good. :-)

8 jenngirl February 25, 2009 at 12:41 am

I love having my mornings free to work it out, really gets the day off on the right foot!

I never thought of mixing the PB2 with yogurt!! I thought that just water sounded weird, but using the powder as a flavor add-in sounds super good!!

Have a great Wednesday Jenn!! :)

9 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 25, 2009 at 12:44 am

Oooh that oatmeal looks so good!!

10 carolinebee February 25, 2009 at 12:45 am

Jenn your blog looks soo good! The red is so deep and fierce πŸ˜€ Thanks for your compliments! I want to post our routines- but my coach thinks our competitors will STEAL our moves, haha how Bring it on right!?? I JUST bought AB yesterday, i’m stoked to try it i never have! And i totally agree on the la tortilla wraps- they don’t rip either which is a big plus…Good luck with jobs and stuff- i feel ya on that aggravation! Oh well, you’ll be in sunny CA soon πŸ˜€

11 Sarah February 25, 2009 at 1:00 am

I am slobbering all over myself with that PB “icing.” How can I get some without Chris knowing the insane amount of $ I am willing to shell out on dehydrated peanuts? πŸ˜‰ Can you just imagine me counting out my pennies to buy a money order so that it is all done on the down low! Not really. I have an allowance. Not really again.

I am the same way with the caffeine. I think I could drink a whole pot of coffee and then go take a nap.

12 Lara (Thinspired) February 25, 2009 at 2:41 am

I wish I was that way with coffee :( I didn’t think it affected me but then we recently switched to half-caf and I am seriously having withdrawl symptoms! Yikes!
I am becoming more and more convinced that I need to seek out PB2!!

13 Nicole February 25, 2009 at 5:27 am

Mmmm, the oats look gooooood! I love the idea of the “icing”.

14 seeleelive February 25, 2009 at 5:37 am

love this new blog and all the beautiful photos, EB!! its gorgeous!! that barney butta pic is out of this world. and ur dinner looks SOOO FABU!!! yumm!! im lovin the pure protein goodness, gotta rep right?
much love! have a good wednesday<3

15 marafaye February 25, 2009 at 5:47 am

OH! PB2!!!! YUM!
I usually just stir the powder right into my oatmeal when its still a little liquidy when cooking… same effect, less work! (I’m totally lazy when it comes to breakfast!)

16 chocolatecoveredvegan February 25, 2009 at 6:14 am

Oooh PB2 is sending me a free sample. I’m so excited to make oatmeal icing now! I’m thinking cinnamon roll…

17 Melissa S. February 25, 2009 at 6:21 am

yay for blogosphere!

and that pb2 looks rock’n.

oh yes, that dinner? can you send it to me. πŸ˜‰

18 Lauren February 25, 2009 at 6:42 am

PB2 sounds interesting! I bet it would also be good in baked goods.

19 Erica February 25, 2009 at 6:59 am

yum!!!!!!!!! I just won some PB2 and am sooo excited to try it! I haven’t been able to find it in a store anywhere near me and was nervous about making the investment! Looks like it made a lovely oatmeal topping. Thanks for the Pom review too! Hope you have a great Wednesday

20 VeggieGirl February 25, 2009 at 7:02 am

COFFEE COCOA!! A Miss EB classic πŸ˜€

21 Shelby February 25, 2009 at 7:21 am

I must try this PB!!!

22 runningwithfood February 25, 2009 at 7:27 am

Your PB “icing” looks sinful! πŸ˜‰

How’s the P90X going for ya?! BTW – don’t waste your money on ChaLean. We sent it back. Too slow and boring for me.

Have a great day, sweets!

23 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) February 25, 2009 at 7:29 am

Cool oatmeal!

I love cheese and crackers! Such a cool combo!

24 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) February 25, 2009 at 7:30 am

Oops, meant to write cheese and crackers are such a good combo, but I suppose it could be a cool combo as well πŸ˜‰

25 Sarah February 25, 2009 at 7:37 am

I hear ya on the loooooong tuesday–they are definitely my craziest day.

I should buy those la tortilla wraps–i always overstuff mine but those look big and easy to wrap!

26 Emily February 25, 2009 at 7:44 am

Your food looks so good – I’ve been thinking about ordering some PB2 and now I definitely will. Thanks for the review! :)

27 foodsthatfit February 25, 2009 at 7:59 am

PB 2 sauce for oatmeal! You are brilliant! I am going to try it with the chocolate PB2

28 ksgoodeats February 25, 2009 at 8:10 am

Do I even need to say how much I adore your eats?! Everything looks amazingly delicious :)

LOVE the icing!! You may be convincing me to try PB2!

29 Emily February 25, 2009 at 8:18 am

Coffee cocoa looks delicious! I might just have to incorporate it into my breakfasts once in a while. Sometimes I think caffeine has no effect on me either!

30 Kristie February 25, 2009 at 8:25 am

That is my FAVOURITE way to dress up oatmeal, except I always mix the actual nut butter with yogurt since I don’t have pb2. Same outcome, but pb2 would make it a heck of a lot easier!

It seems like there is always ‘something else’ to get done once you accomplish one thing for school isn’t there? It’s a vicious and never ending circle of school work DOOM.

OKAY GOOD, so I’m not the only one that seems to be completely immune to the effects of caffeine. I love me some good hot coffee but where are its super energizing powers? They just don’t work on me. :( That being said, however, I’m going to go get a mug of the good stuff right now πŸ˜‰

31 Anna February 25, 2009 at 8:43 am

I reviewed POM today too! And I agree, it’s MUCH better when mixed with seltzer.

32 lauren (athlEAT) February 25, 2009 at 8:48 am

thanks so much for the shout out Jenn! I HAVE to try the PB2!!!

33 brandi February 25, 2009 at 9:22 am

that frosting looks so good – I think I still have some Pb2….I may need to try it soon.

34 Krista February 25, 2009 at 9:37 am

OMG that bowl of oats looks fantastic!! Great use of the PB2!

Check out my blog…I gave you an award!!! :)

35 gina (fitnessista) February 25, 2009 at 9:42 am

the oats look fantastic.. i’ve gotta get over my fear of powdered pb and go for it
i haven’t had a pure protein bar in wayyyy too long. i have like 10 in my bar stash (since i stocked up last time i finally found them in v-town) but just haven’t been in the mood. so bizarre!
i love that pow juice! so delicious. extra delicious with some absolute citron, contrieu (sp?), lemon juice and a splash of sparkling lemon lime water… mmm πŸ˜€
hope you have a wonderful day!

36 Kate February 25, 2009 at 9:43 am

I’ve been meaning to try PB2!!! I gotta get me some!

37 Pearl February 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

I would’ve had no clue that it was PB2! I really thought that it was icing! :)

38 Julie February 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

Haha you are seriously really good at wrapping wraps…I cannot do it to save my life. That looks so delish I’m thinking breakfast for dinner tonight

39 Betsy February 25, 2009 at 10:37 am

Icing + oatmeal = fantastic. I did it this morning with REAL icing. :) But I’d like to try your healthier version too!

40 peaceandpeanutbutter February 25, 2009 at 10:54 am


My name is Erika, and I’m fairly new to the blogging world!

I’ve visited you blog a few times (I’m friends with Lee from For the Love of PB, and found your blog there!) What a great blog you have! Great food ideas, too!!!

I am a PB lover myself, and have been interested in this PB2. Did you order yours from the website? They don’t sell it near me at school or at home, but I’m dying to try it. Plus, that oatmeal ‘icing’ looks divine!

Love your posts! check out my blog sometime!! I’ve got a few good recipes in there πŸ˜‰

Peace! erika

41 balancemycake February 25, 2009 at 11:00 am

Your oats look fabulous!! That “icing” looks delicious…maybe PB2 is worth investing in! I hear ya, I have two huge test and a big paper due by Friday…sheesh!

Happy Hump Day!! :)


42 Danielle February 25, 2009 at 11:02 am

You make me happy :)

Just thought you should know…

43 Rose February 25, 2009 at 11:16 am

Thanks for the review on POM. I am getting a shipment soon and was wondering HOW I should drink it – I’ve had it before and thought it was too strong, so I think a spritzer is indeed the way to go!

Glad you got to turn in some papers today. I bet that felt nice!

44 Jen February 25, 2009 at 11:40 am

Oh, wow…I am so trying that PB2. You’ve convinced me!!

Your writing is fab – love the blog. I’ll be back!

45 Lee February 25, 2009 at 11:41 am

Your post just made me become the proud soon to be owner of 4 jars of PB2.

46 Danielle February 25, 2009 at 12:15 pm

That iced oatmeal looks sooooo great!
I think you just gave me my idea for dinner tonight with that egg wrap!

47 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) February 25, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Great idea for PB2! I so need to score some – I was just thinking of all the ways the powder format would make for different mixing opportunities, and the oatmeal icing idea is perfect!

48 Marianne February 25, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Mmmm, your oatmeal icing does look pretty decadent. Good use of the PB2.

And am I the only one who drinks the POM straight up? I love it that way, I don’t actually find it all that tart.

49 Erin February 25, 2009 at 2:20 pm

I’M SO GLAD YOU LOVE IT JENN! It’s the best! I don’t know why people are trippin! It’s like the same cost as one jar of almond butter (ridic). Continue to love it baby.

50 Ryan February 25, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I love “icing” on oatmeal! I made Caitlin’s Cinnamon Bun Oatmeal awhile back and thoroughly enjoyed the extra creamy topping! Yours looks excellent as well! Yum!

51 Jen February 25, 2009 at 2:33 pm


52 bobbi February 25, 2009 at 2:35 pm

mmm I will have to try that icing!

53 Jen February 25, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Thanks for the nice note, Jenn! Glad you like our cheese – I’m pretty fond of the 75% Reduced Fat, too! More cheese + less guilt = awesome. :)


54 Heather Eats Almond Butter February 25, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Jenn, I must disagree…there is ALWAYS room for a PB spoon with breakfast. :)

Hope you got some well deserved rest last night my friend.

55 The Running Yogini February 25, 2009 at 5:24 pm

That PB2 icing is SUCH a great idea! I’m still on the fence, but I think I’m being pushed over :-)

56 Katie February 25, 2009 at 7:09 pm

I love the new blog design! It looks fabulous. And I am totally going to trying that oatmeal icing tomorrow morning.

57 HeatherBakes February 26, 2009 at 11:36 am

I love PB2!! I used to sprinkle in on apple slices.

Lovely wrap you’ve got there :)

58 zestycook February 26, 2009 at 2:08 pm

you make me laugh and smile bender! you are great!

59 Leah February 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm

That wrap looks amazing!!

60 martiniwindow February 26, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Your scrambled egg wrap looks just like the one I always make at home – and I finally bought the ingredients for it today! I can’t wait!

61 Meg February 26, 2009 at 8:39 pm

What a great oatmeal topping! PB2 is so fun!

62 Kath February 27, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Whoa that looks so delicious!!!!!!!!!

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