Whenever you think of breakfast and eating right; oatmeal always seems to be the way to go. Many people don’t enjoy oatmeal though; it can be very plain Jane. I will be the first to admit that actually. This simple 5-minute recipe is sure to fill you up and keep your taste buds satisfied. Your body will also be thanking you; oatmeal isn’t just high in fiber but also antioxidants. This has been a go to recipe for my husband and I to enjoy on the weekends- healthy & hearty!
Total Time: 5-7 minutes
Serving size- 1 (I was just eating this myself today so I made the appropriate amount)
1/2 a cup of rolled oats
1 cup of Almond Milk (Much better for you than whole milk & more flavorful than water)
1 tablespoon almond butter (This gives the oatmeal extra flavor and more protein in your meal)
1/4 of a teaspoon of vanilla extract (Optional; but it is additional flavor)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon chia seeds ( loaded with fiber and omega 3 fatty acids- thumbs up to that!)
Raisins or dried cranberries
Granola & nuts
Bananas (I just happened to have run out of them)
Strawberries (Whatever berries you like or have available)
- Take out a small pot and add a cup of almond milk to the pot on medium heat. Mix in your cinnamon, vanilla, and chia seeds into the almond milk. Once the milk comes to a boil; add your oatmeal. Give it a quick stir and let this simmer for 3 minutes then you can add the almond butter.
- Mix everything all together and let it simmer for another minute – oats should definitely be cooked by then and have absorbed the milk.
- Put the oatmeal in a bowl and add your favorite toppings-My choice are the ones displayed above. Try to stay with healthy options- don’t reach for those chocolate chips!
I hope you enjoy this easy yet very nourishing meal! There are no excuses to eat better!