Double Chocolate Oats, More Free Yoga, and Crazy Cake!

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This morning’s FREE yoga podcast – Salt Pond Yoga with Philip Urso.  I did the “rockin vinyasa at salt pond yoga (date – 3/11/07)” class, which was 90 minutes and a killer workout.  This was truly a vinyasa class, and there was no rest until we finally went into pidgeon at the end.  This class is not for beginners, but mainly because it would be hard to follow if you don’t know the poses well.  If you’re looking for a good sweaty vinyasa class, this is it.  This was the hardest class I’ve done in a while, and made me remember how much I love vinyasaGo flow.

For breakfast I made a heart-healthy portion of double chocolate oatmeal.  To be honest I couldn’t really taste the extra chocolate so next time I’ll add more, or just skip this idea.  People seem to like my wooden spoon – I got it at Crate and Barrel with the sushi stuff.  I love it too.


  • 3/4 cup dry oats, 1.5 cups water
  • dash of salt, cinnamon, stevia
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • big splash of chocolate almond milk
  • big spoon of almond butter, which I couldn’t finish

Yesterday I made a bunch of things for fun.  There was a nice snack spread of hummus, vegetable crackers, and celery:


I also made homemade pizza dough (recipe coming soon), and Gliding Calm’s Crazy Cake!  I changed the recipe a bit – I halved it and made several substitutions.  Then I baked it in two small dishes so that I would have mini-cakes.  My version called for:

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • dash of salt
  • <1/4 cup stevia (maybe 2 heaping tablespoons?)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • splash of vanilla
  • big splash of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 small very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup water

Bake @ 350F in 2 small dishes for 20 minutes, or until a fork comes out clean.  I got these cute boat-like dishes at Crate and Barrel, on sale.


Because this entire recipe comes in at under 400 calories (!!!) I ate most of it last night, though Bobby did manage to snag a few bites and thought it was delicious.  I just bought powdered stevia at Trader Joe’s a few days ago and I’m very excited to start baking with it.  I had the Crazy Cake with some apple-cinnamon yogurt and it was delicious.


I think I might try to make some bread today.  The pizza dough came out really well last night and I think it would also be a great base for making flatbread, which I normally buy at Trader Joe’s for $2.99.  Making it at home will be much cheaper!  Also on my list for today is grocery shopping and cleaning the house.  Happy Monday!

22 Replies to “Double Chocolate Oats, More Free Yoga, and Crazy Cake!”

  1. Whaaat – couldn’t finish all your almond butter. Unfortunately, that never happens to me…although it should! 🙂

    Hooray for flow. Love it. I’ve decided to take another week off from yoga. Blasted hamstring! Instead, I’ll live vicariously through you this week.

    Your version of Crazy Cake sounds right up my alley. I’m sure I would have eaten the entire thing…and NOT let my husband snag any bites. I’m very selfish when it comes to my desserts. 🙂

  2. i love free yoga online, so thanks for the tip 🙂
    your whole day of eating looks delicious, especially since i loooove chocolate! i’ll have to try those oats as soon as i get my hands on some chocolate milk
    have a lovely tuesday!

  3. i think you need at least 2 TBSP cocoa powder in that oatmeal! and maybe some banana (or more stevia) to sweeten it up. i’ve tried to make chocolate oatmeal before and it has let me down, too.

    i love the way you reworked the crazy cake recipe!! i might have to try your version!

  4. Go Philip Urso! Him and Dave Farmar are my faves. I usually give up at 60 minutes no matter how long they are, and sink into savasana while everyone on the cast is in tree pose or whatever. haha. But I do love vinyasa.

    eeekk and i love your crate and barrel bowls! i’m on a lookout for fun dishes for my dorm eating.

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