Monday, February 10, 2014

Oatmeal- a healthy hot breakfast.

Oatmeal with fruit and nuts

On the frigid mornings of this year of the Polar Vortex and the unending snow storms, we all need something warm to wake up to. One of the easiest hot breakfasts is oatmeal. Dressed up with lots of colorful fruit and nuts, milk, and maple syrup it becomes a powerhouse to fuel your morning!
This recipe is for two servings. Just scale up if you want to feed more people. Start with the best quality rolled oats you can afford. I like the oven toasted Trader Joe's Organic Oats.

 Combine half a cup of oats with 1 cup of fresh water in a small saucepan.
 Bring to a boil, cover, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
 Divide into two plates. Add blueberries, rasberries, bananas, walnuts, and a tablespoon of maple syrup or to taste. Add half a cup of warm milk and enjoy!
You can really use any kind of fruit you have on hand, you can add a tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter for added protein or even tahini, which is sesame paste, another nutritious source of protein.