February 14, 2009

On the HEABie Jeepie

I have happily climbed on the HEABie Jeepie with my first-ever bowl of piping-hot oat bran. Delicious! The HEABie Jeepie is what I have decided to call Heather's oat bran bandwagon that is sweeping blogland as I know it. HEAB stands for Heather Eats Almond Butter, of course, and the Jeep is the only bandwagon-like vehicle I could think of to rhyme with HEAB. And the -ie is for added cuteness. Heather, you have given me the HEABie Jeepies!

A couple days ago, HEAB provided us with a very handy side-by-side nutritional comparison of oat bran vs. rolled oats, and seeing the stats 'on paper' was enough to convince me I needed to try it. Above is my first experiment. Here's what you'd find in and on top of that blob:
  • 1/3 cup oat bran
  • 1/3 cup each water and vanilla soymilk
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp coconut
  • 1 tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1 Smyrna fig, cut up with scissors

The verdict? It's a hit! The creamy texture of oat brain (typo, but I'm keeping it) is a fun change from regular rolled oats. But since there's less substance to chew, that's why I went all out with the toppings and did actual almonds as opposed to almond butter (sorry Heather, I have betrayed you).

A great start to my Valentine's Day! Despite the fact that I am without boyfriend for this week, I have some fun plans for tonight. Alex left me with a homemade mix CD to listen to today, though. He even decorated the cover (in case you can't read it, it says "Why crayons? Why not?").

Rock 'n' roll! Not the oats, though - just the bran for me, thanks.


Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Diana, I love it! Thanks for the shout-out, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your oat bran. I had a big bowl myself this morning...WITH almond butter. :)

Much Love, HEAB

Missy said...

You and Heather both make me want to try it now!! Off to the market I go!!

Erica said...

SO cute that he made you a CD! I love it!

Love the oat bran! Happy Valentine's day chicky

VeggieGirl said...

Stunning breakfast and super-cute CD from him :-)

Happy V-Day!!