Apple Flaxseed Oatmeal and Universal Studios

This weekend my brother and sister came to visit from Boston so we are trying to hit a few fun places. Yesterday we we to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. It was an absolute blast.

We ended up going on every roller coaster and ride, except for two, Spiderman and Minions of Mayhem. Two goodies. This is one of the roller coasters that you can go on, if you dare!

We Dared! Although we have difference of opinion of which ride was the best. It definitely left us all a bit light headed and nauseous by the end of the day.

Here are just a few other pictures from the adventure,

And this last one…is fantastic. While you are walking around the park in the 95 degree summer weather, they have a cooling station with Coke drinks and this…

you stand on the inside of this cola bottle and it sprays a cool mist, filling the bottle. Perfect for a hot summer day. The best part is a lady’s voice that speaks to you while you are inside of it. When the cola bottle is done misting you, she says “Coolation Complete.” A little boy that had jumped in this just before us didn’t like the talking lady at all! The whole time he was standing in there he was yelling at her. After coolation was completed he ran out of it screaming, “Shut up stupid robot lady!” We lost it.

But anyways, to start off the day we had some Apple Flaxseed Oatmeal. It was FANTASTIC!!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups Regular Oats 3 Cups Almond Milk
1 Medium Granny Smith Apple, Diced 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar 3 Tablespoon Slivered Almonds
1/3 Cup Flaxseed, Ground 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Directions:

1. In a medium to large sized saucepan, combine the milk (can use dairy milk), oats, salt, cinnamon, apples and flaxseed. Bring the mixture to a simmer.

2. Then stir on the vanilla. Cover it and bring the heat down a bit. Simmer this until it is at the texture that you like your oatmeal.

3. Once the oatmeal is finished, take it out of the pan because you don’t want it cooking too long. Spoon it into your bowls and top it with the brown sugar and almond slices.

This recipe makes about 6 servings at about 200 calories and it is YUMMM. I had a bunch of leftovers and this still tastes fantastic reheated. Just add a bit more of your milk before you reheat it to make sure it doesn’t get too dry.

It really fills you up and tastes great!

After the day finished up, we headed to BoneFish Grill. I had eaten there once before and loved it. But going there and not eating fish was interesting. EVERYTHING has fish in it, not surprisingly. The only option was a caesar salad.

When the waiter came around to take our orders, I asked him to surprise me with something that didn’t have meat. Let me tell you! It was better than anything I probably could have gotten from the menu! I tried to take a good picture but the lighting was pretty terrible for photos.

I was so happy with this. Everyone was grabbing for a taste. It had steamed veggies, feta cheese, pepitas, artichoke hearts, mangos, spinach, and avocados. It was topped with a lemon vinaigrette. Seriously fantastic.

This is why i really like to ask the waiter a whole bunch of questions because they really know what’s good in the kitchen and what to steer away from. It you have a good one, they will surprise you with something delicious that you never would have thought of yourself.

Bonefish has a great reputation for their food and it is definitely deserved. All of our food was unbelievable and the service was amazing. My sister had wanted the topping from their Lily Chicken on a Salmon. Absolutely no problem. She loved it.

Today, is a winery and some golf.

Happy Eating!

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