Have a Busy Spring Cleaning Weekend Ahead of You? Start Your Morning Off Right!
I just wanted to share my favorite breakfast with you that is easy to prepare and takes no time. It’s also high in fiber and protein. And, it keeps me going for hours. I start with some Steel Cut Oats…
They’re nuttier and crunchier than regular flat oatmeal pieces.
What I love about oatmeal in general is that it’s like making stew. You can throw just about anything in there. I toss in ground flaxseed which I store in my freezer. I also plop in whatever nuts I have in there too: almonds, walnuts. I even sprinkle some unsweetened coconut flakes in there! My favorite way to get more protein in, is to toss in Whey Protein Powder also. I leave the oatmeal a little watery so that when I add the flaxseed and protein powder, it isn’t dry.
Have leftover, mushy fruit in the fridge and ready to toss it? DON’T! Cut it into pieces and plop it in the hot & steamy oatmeal. You can also store your “getting-yucky-looking” fruit in the freezer in a tupperware container or tiny snack bags and then when you’re ready to make a protein shake you have frozen fruit all ready to use. No need to add ice.
One Saturday morning before food shopping, I had no fruit left in my house except grapes. I thought “Ugh, I can’t put grapes in my oatmeal!” Or…can I? Hmmm.
Let me tell you this was the best oatmeal I ever had! The grapes were so plump, juicy and flavorful! Best…Oatmeal…Eva! I just cut them in half and tossed them in too.
I pour all the ingredients into the bowl while I’m waiting for the oatmeal to cook. Yes, it takes about 20 minutes, but on a Saturday morning I’m running around cleaning the house and starting laundry anyway, so I have the time. Once the oatmeal is cooked, I pour the hot stuff into the bowl and mix all those healthy ingredients around. Cooked it too long? No problem, just add a little milk to thin it out.
YUM! Now you’re all ready for the gym, that run outside, or to tackle your garden! Enjoy the weekend knowing you started the day with proper nutrition!
What’s your favorite things to add to oatmeal? Have you ever tried Steel Cut oats?
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