Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MyOatmeal.com Review

myoatmeal.com Oatmeal and Powdered Peanut Butter
Every Order Custom Built For You

     Once I find something that works for me, I stick to it. Let's just say that I'm a creature of habit. Probably not my most admirable quality but it works for me.

     At least three times a week, I eat Quaker instant oatmeal (Maple Brown Sugar flavor) and sometimes if I'm feeling frisky I try the variety flavor box. I always add dried berries and granola. Always. If I'm feeling REALLY frisky, I order an oatmeal to go from Starbucks or McDonald's and I use whatever the mixed topping is that they give me. 

     Needless to say when I was given the opportunity to review the myoatmeal.com "create my own custom blend" of oatmeal, I was ecstatic!! I will be honest and say that I had never heard of this company and was intrigued. 

     I went online and not only ordered Oatmeal but Powdered Peanut Butter too! What has this world come to?? I was stepping out of my comfort zone now. WAY OUT.

BamagirlRUNSPB and BamagirlRUNSOatmeal :)
     So the process went like this:
**I went to the website, myoatmeal.com. I was then able to choose from the options of either Custom Oatmeal or Peanut Butter. I created my Oatmeal first.

**Create a Custom Blend--"Where you design your own, perfect blend of healthy oatmeal, and we put it together for you! Follow the steps below to create your own blend of healthy and delicious oatmeal.  Once you submit your custom blend, our team of oatmeal specialists will mix up everything you selected for a perfect, custom bag of oatmeal, built exactly as you told us too! Your oatmeal, your way, every time."

1. How much Oatmeal Are we Going to Make for you?--I got the Small (1lb bag)
Options were-Small 1lb, Medium 2.25lbs, Jumbo 4lbs.

2. Now Choose your Oats! (We only use Non-GMO oats)--I chose Quick Rolled Instant Oats.
Options were-Quick Rolled Instant Oats, 5 Grain Rolled Oats&Flax, Steel Cut Oats (whole grain), Smash Blend Oatmeal, Gluten Free Quick Oats, Organic, Gluten Free, Thick Rolled Oats.
3. Time for Some Flavor! (We only use 100% natural flavors)--I chose Cake Batter
Options were-None, Amaretto, Apple Pie, Banana Bread, Banana Cream Pie, Bananas Foster, Black Forest Cake, Brown Sugar Flavor, Butter Pecan, Butter Rum, Cake Batter, Carrot Cake, Cheesecake, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Hazelnut, Cinnamon Roll, Coconut Cream Pie, Cookie Dough, Creme Brulee, Dark Caramel, Dulce de Leche, English Toffee, German Chocolate Cake, Graham Cracker Crust, Honey, Horchata, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Meringue, Maple, Mint Chip, Oatmeal Cookie, Old Fashioned Glazed Donut, Peaches & Cream, Peanut Butter, Pistachio, Red Velvet Cake, Snickerdoodle, Strawberry Short Cake, Sugar Cookie, Sweet Icing, Tiramisu, Vanilla Cream, Vanilla Frosting, White Cake and White Chocolate.

4. Pick your fruits-(The regular option is perfect for most people!)-I chose Cranberries.
Options were-None, Apples, Banana Chips, Chipped Coconut, Cranberries, Crystallized Ginger, Dark Raisins, Dates, Dried Plums, Figs, Golden Raisins, Mangos, Pineapples and Turkish Apricots.
*Premium Fruit Options-Blueberries, Cherries (Tart), Peaches, Pears, Strawberries.

5. Nuts, Seeds & More- (For a little something extra)--I chose Sliced Almonds.
Options were-None, Cashews, Chia Seeds, Flax Seed (Ground), Flax Seed (Whole), Hemp Seeds, PB Lean (Powdered Peanut Butter), Pecans, Quinoa Flakes, Sliced Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Walnuts.

6. Let's Sweeten the Deal-(Recommended if you added a flavor!)-I chose Brown Cane Sugar (plant).
Options were-Brown Cane Sugar (plant), Brown Cane Sugar Granules (plant), White Cane Sugar (plant), Monk Fruit (plant, calorie free), Sucralose (Splenda).

7. How often should we ship it?-I chose "Just this Once", I had to try it first before i commit!
Options were Just this Once, Every 2 Weeks, Every Month, Every 2 Months, Every 3 Months.

8. And the final step...Name your Blend.--I named mine BamagirlRUNSOatmeal.

Here is the final product! 
Cake Batter Flavored Oatmeal with Cranberries and Almonds
Nutritional Label for BamagirlRUNSOatmeal
     I could not wait to make a bowl of my very own custom oatmeal blend after I received it in the mail!  As a true creature of habit, I added more dried berries and granola and it was delicious!! I felt like I was living on the edge eating the cake battered flavor (I don't eat sweets). This was a treat for me AND it's healthy!! Even better!!
My Oatmeal..(made a little soupy)
with added dried blueberrerries, cranberries and grandola. DELISH!!!
     I followed the same procedure when I ordered my Powdered Peanut Butter as I did with my oatmeal. I went to myoatmeal.com, clicked on "Make Your Own PB Lean"

**"Customize your own PB Lean!! Our PB Lean is a dehydrated peanut butter powder that has 85% less calories from fat.  It mixes with water, yogurt honey, jams, protein shakes or any other kind of liquid you want.  You can bake with it in muffins, pancakes, waffles or anything else you can think of. Follow the steps below to make your own healthy and delicious dehydrated peanut butter powder!!

1. How much PB Lean are We Going to Make for You?-I chose Small (8oz)
Options were-Small (8oz), Medium (1lb), Jumbo (2.25lbs.)

2. Pick your Peanuts (This is NOT PB Lean yet! Not until you add some flavor!)- I chose Light Roasted (Pressed & Ground Up)
Options were Light Roasted (Pressed & Ground Up) or Dark Roasted (Pressed & Ground Up)

3. Lets Add a Little Crunch!!! I chose Pecans
Options were None, Cashews, Chia Seeds, Flax Seed (Ground), Flax Seed (whole), Hemp Seeds, Pecans, Sliced Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Walnuts.

4. Time for Some Flavor! (we only use 100% natural flavors)-I chose Vanilla Frosting.
Options were None, Amaretto, Apple Pie, Banana Bread, Banana Cream Pie, Bananas Foster, Black Forest Cake, Brown Sugar Flavor, Butter Pecan, Butter Rum, Cake Batter, Carrot Cake, Cheesecake, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Hazelnut, Cinnamon Roll, Coconut Cream Pie, Cookie Dough, Creme Brulee, Dark Caramel, Dulce de Leche, English Toffee, German Chocolate Cake, Graham Cracker Crust, Honey, Horchata, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Meringue, Maple, Mint Chip, Oatmeal Cookie, Old Fashioned Glazed Donut, Peaches & Cream, Peanut Butter, Pistachio, Red Velvet Cake, Snickerdoodle, Strawberry Short Cake, Sugar Cookie, Sweet Icing, Tiramisu, Vanilla Cream, Vanilla Frosting, White Cake and White Chocolate.

**Seasonal Flavors--Egg Nog, Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread, Smores.

5. Pick your Fruits-(The regular option is perfect for most people!)-I didn't choose a fruit.
Options were None, Apples, Banana Chips, Chipped Coconut, Cranberries, Crystallized Ginger, Dark Raisins, Dates, Dried Plums, Figs, Golden Raisins, Mangos, Pineapples and Turkish Apricots.
*Premium Fruit Options-Blueberries, Cherries (Tart), Peaches, Pears, Strawberries.

6. Let's Sweeten the Deal-(Recommended if you added a flavor!)-I chose Brown Cane Sugar (plant).
Options were-Brown Cane Sugar (plant), Brown Cane Sugar Granules (plant), White Cane Sugar (plant), Monk Fruit (plant, calorie free), Sucralose (Splenda).

7. How often should we ship it?-I chose "Just this Once", I had to try it first before i commit!
Options were Just this Once, Every 2 Weeks, Every Month, Every 2 Months, Every 3 Months.

8. And the final step...Name Your PB Lean. I named mine BamagirlRUNSPB!

Here is the final product!!
Vanilla Frosting Flavored Powedered Peanut Butter
Nutritional Label for BamagirlRUNSPB
      Since this was my first time to ever try powdered Peanut Butter, I must admit that I had NO IDEA what to do with it! I looked on the website and they recommended adding it to waffles, jams, protein shakes etc. I decided to add it to my favorite protein powder and create a yummy healthy shake. I used my friend Carrie's Vanilla powder. It was sweet but not too overpowering with peanut butter flavor. Did I mention that it was healthy too??

BamagirlRUNSPB mixed with Carrie Burrows  Vanilla Protein Powder
 makes for the PERFECT protein shake!

My shake!
      Overall, I will say that I was highly impressed with this company's website, concept, pricing, taste and quality.  I will order more of the custom oatmeal and powdered PB Lean and recommend my friends to do so also! There are 22 Billion different combinations to try...I've got ALOT of oatmeal and peanut butter to eat!! :)

     Since I don't eat sweets this was a HUGE treat for me. I got the taste of Cake Batter and Vanilla Frosting without having to actually eat those things. Both the oatmeal and the peanut butter fit right in with my healthy eating habits and that is something that I can appreciate.

     My favorite part of the entire process?? Naming my Blends!! I know that is such a minor little detail but I gotta tell you, I was smiling from ear to ear to see my name on the packages. I love fun details!

     The next time I order, I will try to be just a bit more creative and I think that the Old fashioned donut is calling my name. :)

     For more information, recipes and ordering details please visit myoatmeal.com

*Disclaimer: I was provided product via Fit Approach in exchange for my original thoughts and review on MyOatmeal.com. All opinions are my own.