Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sweet Tooth Healthy Oatmeal | Recipe

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Today's post is about getting away from pre-packaged, pre-sweetened, expensive oatmeal.  It's way better and healthier to buy oats in bulk.  The problem is, they taste bland and boring.  Here's to a tasty, healthy breakfast for those upcoming cold mornings!

Sweet Tooth Healthy Oatmeal

4 minutes, serves 1.

1/2 cup of plain oats
1 cup of juice (preferably no sugar added)
1/4 cup fruit of choice
Cinnamon (optional)
Nuts (optional)

Put the oats in a microwave safe bowl.  Add fruit and cinnamon (optional) and just enough juice to cover the whole thing.  Microwave for about 1.5 to 2 minutes.  Carefully remove the hot bowl from the microwave.  Mix with your spoon.  Add the rest of the juice cold.  The reason for this is that the oatmeal is already cooked and will absorb the juice either way.  Adding the rest of the juice cold will help cool off the oatmeal at the same time so you can eat it right away.  Mix.  Enjoy.

The one I made today had orange juice, dried cranberries, and cinnamon.  It was great.  The orange juice had a lot of pulp, but it made for a pretty nice texture.

Try cinnamon, raisins, apples, and cranberry juice.  Try apple juice, bananas, and cinnamon.  Try blueberries, honey, and apple juice.

Try not to mix milk and juice, especially citrus juice, in your oatmeal.  The milk doesn't like it.  It's okay, but it's pretty weird and it doesn't look too pretty either.  Just don't do it.

Awesome Tip of the Day:  Eating a dairy free breakfast is good for those of you who like to work out in the morning.  Drinking milk and then exercising can make you really sick.  Don't believe me?  Try it.

1 comment:

  1. Will definitely give this a try in winter! Thanks for the awesome tip! :)