I don’t know about you but I feel like there is no better breakfast on a cold snowy morning than a bowl of steamy, fruity oatmeal. I’ve been obsessed with Quaker Oats Fruit and Cream oatmeal for years but one packet (the recommended serving size) doesn’t come close to filling me up. This morning I woke up early for a workout and afterwards, I was starving for a meal that would fill my belly.. I really wanted oatmeal so I figured I would take a stab at making my own healthy version of my Fruit and Cream favorite and the result was phenomenal!
Serving Size: 1
Oatmeal alone: 194 calories
Oatmeal with toppings: 306 calories
1 cup of almond milk (or milk substitute of your choice)
¼ cup Strawberries (I get mine fresh from the market and freeze them)
½ cup Rolled Oats
1 teaspoon organic honey (optional)
1/3 of a banana thinly sliced (optional)
Place strawberries in the microwave for 30 seconds. This allows for the natural juices to warm up and it brings out more berry flavor. After you remove the strawberries from the microwave, add them and the juices into your blender. Add almond milk and use the liquefy speed for 20 seconds. Once your strawberries and almond milk are well blended, add it into a small sauce pan over a medium-high heat. Once your strawberries and almond milk begins to boil, stir in your rolled oats and reduce heat to low. Every minute or so, stir your oats so they do not stick to the bottom of your pot. After about 7-10 minutes, your oats should have soaked up the liquid and thickened. Now, it is ready to eat.
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