One of my favorite things is trying new ways to add a spin on something to make it even more nutritious than it already is. I get a lot of questions on what I do to my oats or what I add in there and honestly it changes all the time. You would laugh of you could see me sprinting to the door with a hot bowl of oats trying to beat LA traffic on the way to 8 am lecture- its a hot flippin mess.
The basic recipe is the same- 1/2 cup oats (or 1/4 ish steel cut) and about a cup of liquid simmered on the stove till combined.
These oats though… its like fall in big bold letters is slapped right on top.
Before I let you read the recipe I’m going to tell you about my favorite toppings for this beauteous bowl.
Granola: crunch. I love this one – the salty and crunch make it a nice contrast to the creaminess of the oats.
Yogurt: calcium and creaminess. I don’t drink regular milk because it upsets me in ways I would rather not explain- thanks a bunch lactose intolerance- so I get some much needed calcium with some yogurt each day. The active cultures help me digest without discomfort. Here’s a link to my favorite yogurt and a coupon you can download to try it yourself.
Almond Butter: warmth and substance. Nut butters give us a healthy source of fat that allows our breakfast to stay in our bellies for longer and keep us full! Fat does not make us fat- fat makes us full my friends. Having oatmeal without PB or AB would be a tragic day in my book. I always love Trader Joes brand- just make sure the one you choose only has the nut of choice and salt if desired- no partially hydrogenated oils puhleaseeeee
Chia and Hemp Seeds: omega 3 fatty acids and texture. I always just have some fun seeds on hand to add in there. Hemp and chia also offer some healthy fat to keep us fuller as well as some health benefits like anti inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids and some good vitamin E in those hemp seeds
Apple: crunch. I love throwing in some more fruit- gotta get those 5 a day you guys! Apples are in season too so they are goood.
Also we are getting a solid start to our daily vegetable intake with this breakfast- amen to that!