a few months back, i took a close look at my daily diet and realized something: i had an addiction to CEREAL! it was around the time Lent was starting & i was considering my options. i thought for sure, no way, could i give up cereal, so i went for the less attractive, but still addicting (to me), option of: pretzels. but after talking to a few people about their breaking the addiction of cereal, i thought to myself, perhaps i should look into it a bit more.
after discovering that even the "healthier" cereals are still loaded up with sugars & other things that i could really do without, i started substituting my morning ritual with oatmeal. i always liked oatmeal. it always brought back memories of my dad cooking it over the stove for me when i was little. so, for the past few months i have been trying out different ways to eat my new favorite breakfast! by request, i'd like to share with you my latest & greatest oats recipe..enjoy!
i start with one cup water & 1/2 cup instant oats
pop it in the microwave for a minute & a half
(you can use stove top oats if you prefer)
i then add a spoonful of flax seeds - flax seeds are a great way to add some fiber & protein to anything! i throw them in salad, yogurt & of course, my oats!
next up, a drizzle of honey
after the honey, i take a half of a banana, slice it up and throw it in to the mix
add a sprinkle of cinnamon
i like to add a splash of milk because the consistency as is, is too thick & pasty for my liking
and that is the final product! what is your favorite way to eat oatmeal? i'd love to try a new recipe!
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hope you are having a fabulous day!