Oatmeal Tribute

7 Feb

Happy Thursday!

If you haven’t noticed yet we are a tad bit obsessed with oatmeal. So obsessed that we created a whole page on our blog dedicated to all of the oatmeal combinations we have tried so far. If you haven’t checked it out you should! You can find the tab on our home page titled “Oatmeal Montage.”

Eating breakfast is so important. Oatmeal is a go to breakfast for us because it is so simple to make and yet so versatile. You can make quick oats, rolled oats, steel-cut oats and switch up the toppings everyday so you never get bored with the same combination. Lately we have been obsessed with whipped banana oatmeal. Whipped banana oats is a recipe we discovered from one of our favorite blogs titled Kath Eats Real Food. Here is the typical recipe we use almost every single morning inspired by her!

Whipped Banana Oatmeal

Ingredients:
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup milk of choice (we prefer almond or soy)
2/3 cup water
1/2 tablespoon ground flax (optional)
dash of cinnamon
1/2 banana sliced thin

Directions:
1. In a small saucepan over high heat combine oats, milk, water, ground flax, cinnamon, and banana slices. Once you add everything to the pan, don’t mix!
2. Once you noticed the oatmeal mixture starting to bubble (about 3-4 minutes) grab a spatula and literally “whip” your oats allowing the banana slices to melt into the oatmeal.
3. We usually continuously mix our oatmeal and then allow it to cook on medium heat for 2-3 more minutes.
4. Pour in a bowl, and go crazy with your toppings!

Typically we always top our oatmeal with some fresh fruit (canned works too!), a tablespoon of almond or peanut butter, 1/4 teaspoon of chai seeds, and a handful of granola or nuts. Check out our oatmeal montage to get some other ideas. You’d be surprised what toppings are actually incredible on oatmeal. Our most recent shockers were cantaloupe, egg whites mixed in the last minute of cooking, and a slice of homemade banana bread crumbed up. YUM!

We hope this inspires you to make some whipped banana oatmeal in the near future. Or any oatmeal for that matter. 1/2 cup of quick oats + 1 cup of water + 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon cooked in the microwave for 2 minutes is another go to breakfast for us that is even faster. The simple base allows for any topping combination you wish. You definitely won’t be disappointed. Plus, oatmeal tend to keep you full for hours! A breakfast that taste good and manages to hold off our hunger is always a win in our book.

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If you are not typically a breakfast person, do your body a favor and challenge yourself to eat breakfast for the next two weeks and focus on how much better your body feels! Even something small gets your metabolism started. We find that starting our day off on the right note tends to help us make healthier choices throughout the rest of the day!

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