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Oatmeal 2 Ways

Power Breakfast: I love oats. I think if there is one thing I could have for breakfast…

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Oatmeal 2 Ways

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Date 12 March, 2019

Power Breakfast: I love oats. I think if there is one thing I could have for breakfast over and over again, it would always be oats. I put them in smoothies to thicken them up, I prepare them overnight for a grab-and-go breakfast, I make granola for a crunchy mid-day snack, and lastly my favorite which is gooey warm oatmeal anywhere-anytime.

I’ve experimented with oatmeal quite a lot and I figured the best results are when I use only water to cook the oats and later add all additional liquids such as almond milk or even OJ. I’m going to share with you 2 of my favorite oatmeal preparations. I usually make the oats the same way and alternate with interesting toppings I have on hand to give it some additional texture and charge them with superfood power. The 2 recipes I am sharing today are mocha-almond butter oats and coconut vanilla oats.

Mocha-Almond Butter Oats:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup filtered coffee
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 mashed banana
1 tbsp cacao powder
1-2 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp coconut sugar or maple syrup
1 tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)

1. In a small pot, bring water to a boil and stir in oats.
2. Lower to medium heat, add coffee and simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
4. Serve warm and top as you please (the options are endless!)

I topped mine with sliced persimmons, shredded coconut and home-made rawnola (a mix of buckwheat, seeds, nuts & dried fruits).

Coconut Vanilla Oats:
1 cup water
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 mashed banana
4 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp coconut sugar or maple syrup
1 tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)

1. In a small pot, bring water to a boil and stir in oats.
2. Lower to medium heat and simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
4. Serve warm and top as you please (the options are endless!)

I topped mine with sliced bananas, a drizzle of coconut butter, hemp seeds and cacao nibs.

Thanks for watching!