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Starbuck's Perfect Oatmeal

Posted 03-04-2009 at 09:44 PM by shastastar
Updated 03-17-2009 at 10:56 AM by shastastar
I find it extremely ironic that Starbucks is the only international chain with a drive thru where you can order plain unsweetened oatmeal ( in about a 140 calorie portion) for $2.45 a cup in the states and get sliced nuts and dried fruit on the side ( they will also give you a small bag of poison, I mean brown sugar, but skip that, you don't need it and it's very non macro).

Now I previously blogged on the evils of the drive thru... but this is almost an acceptable macro alternative if you are without rice balls and hungry. Especially if you are out and about, busy, too lazy to get the kids out of their seats, and or need an occasional quick breakfast alternative.

The only draw backs are as follows: they are making instant oatmeal instead of the slower cooking variety, it's not organic, and it's prepared in a microwave.

Now the nuts are almonds and pecans, and the dried fruit is golden and regular rasins, cranberries, cherries, currants , and dates. Its a generous portion of fruit. I usually don't even open it when I get the oatmeal. I throw it in my car and keep it as a healthy snack option for the kiddos who are not as macrobiotically minded as me.

The nuts are a small portion that adds a nice protein kick to the meal especially if I am being lazy before a workout.

Now while this is not the perfect macrobiotic oatmeal, it's very close. And the irony, is that one of the worlds most famous macrobiotic champions played the Starbuck on televisions original Battlestar Galactica.... and the chain that was named after the first mate in Moby Dick, before Lt Starbuck set foot on the Galactica now carries food that I would classify as almost macrobiotic that conveniently you don't even need to get out of your car for.....in case you didn't all ready know all of that.
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  • Old Comment
    Though, as you said, it's not really MB, I think it's quite a reasonable alternative for the other fastfood drive-throughs. And sometimes, in some situations, convenience is all that matters. (Afraid I cannot really judge, since we don't have drive-through Starbuck's over here.)
    Posted 03-07-2009 at 12:20 PM by asmay asmay is offline
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    For a minute there I thought you were talking about Starbuck from the original Battlestar Galactica series.
    Gotta try that oatmeal next time I'm near a Starbuck's.
    Posted 03-16-2009 at 05:46 PM by bibbi bibbi is offline
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