That Instagram gets the best of me.
I see something once and I'm like, "that looks interesting"
Then it pops up again and I'm like, "twice I've seen that, is this a sign from the universe?"
Third time ? "omg, Ineedthisrightnow...."
It happens with lots of things. Restaurants my friends (internet and real life) are eating at, elements of an outfit, combinations of food people are whipping up in their kitchen, and new brand and products.
MyOatmeal was one of those things. I saw it a handful of times on my feed, and soon enough I was over on their site putting together my own custom blend. Instagram 1, Sierra 0.
The concept is simple: Customize your oatmeal with flavors, fruits, nuts, seeds, protein, spices, and sweeteners. MyOatmeal makes it happen.
For my first order, I made two custom oatmeal blends and one custom PB Lean (powdered peanut butter). I didn't realize they made custom PB Lean, but when I saw it on the site, I clearly had to partake in the mixing magic.
Soon enough they were at my doorstep.
Not only do you get the custom mix, but they also do you the favor of calculating the nutritionals for you as well. You can see the nutritional facts as you put together your mix online and they put the custom label right on the bag. This is perfect if you are tracking your calories and/or macros.
In case you wanted to see what I ordered, I've shared my custom blends. The brown sugar donut was awesome. I don't love Splenda, but I went with it. They also offer monk fruit as a low calorie option, but I was nervous to try something new, so I went with Splenda. I hope they get stevia (are you listening MyOatmeal?).
My PB combo was simply light roasted peanut flour with graham cracker crust and cookie dough flavors. So. freaking. delicious. I love adding a bit of this to a vanilla protein shake or mixing it with plain 0% Fage for a snack.
I also put together a heartier mix with Smash Blend Oatmeal that contain oats, rye, barley, and flax and added whey protein and cake batter and vanilla frosting flavors. To be honest, I don't love the texture of this one. I also think I got a little carried away and added too much. I still enjoy it, but I don't think I would order it again.
I usually have the gluten free oatmeal in the blue bag from Trader Joe's, but I've enjoyed having these fun mixes. I also think these are fantastic for traveling. All you would need to do is use a base of quick cooking oats and then add hot water. I often bring a bag of oatmeal to the airport since it is easy to get a cup of hot water from a coffee shop or on a flight.
Want to see what I look like when I inspect my oats? You're welcome...
Obligatory oatmeal picture. The brown sugar donut oatmeal with a glob of Justin's crunchy almond butter makes a pretty solid breakfast.
This isn't a sponsored post, I just really enjoyed the experience and wanted to share it. I love food and I love this concept.
What's your favorite oatmeal mix-in or flavor?
Has Instagram peer pressured you into buying something? what?