Friday, April 20, 2018

Wake Up Your Oatmeal

Oats are a whole grain carbohydrate, which is a good start to your breakfast. But the same food every day can get boring after awhile. Add some spice to wake up your palate. Include protein and fresh produce for a well-rounded meal. Try these perks to add some interest to your morning.

Sweet & Spicy

Combine 1/4 cup plain unsweetened pea protein powder with 2 Tbsp rolled oats and 1/2 cup hot water.  Stir in chopped pear, ginger and cinnamon.

Energy Booster

Start with 1/2 cup of steel cut oats cooked in 1 cup almond milk. Top with 1/2 cooked butternut squash cubes and a handful of walnuts. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Morning Treat

Cook 1/2 cup rolled oats in water. Stir in chopped apple, a spoon of Greek yogurt and a teaspoon of honey. Sprinkle with apple pie spice.

Creamy or Chewy?

It isn't milk that makes oatmeal creamy; it's how it's cooked. For creamy oatmeal, add the oats to cold water, bring to a boil, then simmer. Prefer it chewy? Just add the oats to boiling water, then simmer.

Upgrade that morning bowl of oatmeal to an enjoyable treat this week.

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