applesauce & almond butter

Almonds and apples go great together, so why not try this combo.  If you like your om a little on the sweeter side, I recommend using some agave or maple syrup.  The following picture is of a beautiful almond blossom…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
4 oz applesauce
1 T almond butter
agave or maple syrup to taste

Directions: Mix almond butter and applesauce together and then add oatmeal until well combined.  If you like your om of the day sweeter, add some agave or maple syrup to sweeten the deal!

Om,
Renata

mOMent: To me there’s nothing like a warm furry kitty curled up in my lap, with a good cup of joe to remind me of how love can come in so many forms.  Take time today to wish your furry friends as much love as they bestow upon you…

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nutty nuts

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
1/4 C walnuts
1/4 C toasted pecans
2 T cashews
1 T almond butter
1 T peanut butter
1 T agave
a few almonds for garnish

Directions:
Mix all ingredients in a bowl (except for almonds) until well combined.  Add a few almonds to the top for garnish…Enjoy being nuts!

Om,
Renata

mOMent: Have you ever thought about what a nut really is? It is technically the fruit of the plant from which it comes.  Yet, most of the time nuts are in hard shells to protect the fruit.  Perhaps that’s why the saying “He’s a tough nut to crack” applies to people who are not forthcoming with their emotions.  Do you have anyone in your life who is a “tough nut to crack”?  If you do, how do you relate to them, communicate with them and interact?  How have you been a “tough nut to crack”?

almond butter ‘n sticky stuff

brown rice syrup

brown rice syrup

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
2 T almond butter
1-2 T honey or brown rice syrup

Directions: Mix it all up and then eat it all up!
Om,
Renata

mOMent: Honey bees are well-known for the different types of communication that they use.  Some bees communicate with certain odors  while others dance in specific patterns.  What is your unique style of communication, how do you let others know what’s on your mind?

chocolate almond delight

For the chocolate in this I used Lydia‘s raw chocolate sauce, it is so delectable!  However, I’m sure that any chocolate sauce would do.  I’ve left the agave as optional here.  If you prefer your oatmeal sweet add a squeeze or two…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
2 T chocolate sauce
2 T almond butter
Agave to taste, if you like it sweet!

Directions:

Combine almond butter and chocolate sauce in a small saucepan over low heat.  Stir until well mixed, be careful not to over cook and burn the chocolate.  stir oatmeal and half of the mixture together, add agave if you like.  The rest of the mixture can be added, or used as a delicious topping for something else. Yum!

Om,
Renata

mOMent: The art of creating delectable chocolate is truly amazing.  As with any creation, the more love that goes into the project, the better it is.  Today, add an extra dose of love to whatever it is that you’re doing, and see how the results change.

wholesome almond-butterscotch

This recipe is earthy and not too sweet (unless you add more butterscotch, in which case it will be even more delish).  I recommend giving it a try as suggested, it can be a very palate pleasing om of the day and will keep you going all morning.

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
2 T almond butter
1 T butterscotch
1/4 t vanilla
salt to taste

Directions:

In a heavy bottom saucepan heat almond butter, vanilla and butterscotch until warm and blended.  Add mixture to oatmeal and stir well.  Add salt and any extra butterscotch you may desire, stir again and chow down!

Om,
Renata

mOMent: When I was in elementary school I used to play hopscotch.  I had so much fun throwing the rock and hopping in the squares, skipping the one with the rock in it.  How many times in our lives do we avoid rocks?  What would life be like if we didn’t avoid them, if we decided to face our problems head on?  Do you know anyone who approaches life this way? What can you learn from them?