Fuel Your Body With This Oatmeal Recipe
Most days the first meal I eat includes a warm bowl of oatmeal. The recipe might differ some, but in general, oatmeal is my go to.
I know many people begin their day with veggies and protein, and I’ve done that too. However, I’m a creature of habit and my habit includes oats.
There is something comforting about eating a hearty bowl of creamy oatmeal.
I’m not saying run out to the store and buy a box of overly processed, sugar filled instant oatmeal. Not only is that not healthy, but it isn’t filling either.
My experience is those little packets tend to cause more snacking and over eating than a recipe made at home using plain quick oats you can buy in a large canister.
This oatmeal recipe is great, because it has very little sugar added, and can be tweaked to taste.
It’s also filling, and pairs great with eggs or sausage if you really feel you need to add protein to your early meal.
- 1/4 cup Plain Quick Oats
- 3/4-1 cup Hot Water
- 1 TBS Ground Flax Seed
- 1 TBS Brown Sugar or Sweetner of Choice
- 1 TBS Butter
- Approximately Six (6) Fresh Strawberries sliced
- Splash of Heavy Cream
- Pink Himalayan Salt to Taste
You can make this recipe in the microwave, or on the stove-top, but I prefer to just boil water in my electric kettle and pour it over the oats in my bowl. If you don’t have an electric kettle, might I suggest this one. Isn’t it adorable?
I begin by turning the kettle on so the water heats up while I prep the rest of the ingredients.
Scoop the oats out of the container and into a heat-safe bowl.
Add the ground flax seed, brown sugar, and butter.
Slice your strawberries, removing the stems. Set aside.
When the water is ready pour the desired amount of water over the oats. Depending on your preference it may be less or more than I use.
Mix together until combined and the oats are soft. If you are using quick oats this should take about one minute.
Top with strawberries and a generous splash of heavy cream.
Sometimes I even add a little nut butter to the oatmeal before topping with the strawberries. It’s really quite delicious.
I hope you enjoy!
Be sure to check out my recipe for full-fat tea. It’s a great way to start your day without a heavy meal first thing.