Good morning everyone and happy happy Friday!! Today I woke up and before I went to make my favorite go-to breakfast, I decided I would share it with you guys. This is a great spin on oatmeal for summertime and not only is it packed with nutrients, but it also is low in calories and very substantial!
Quick health tips on oats:
Note: If you re not used to eating oats cold, that's totally okay, I just started doing this a few months ago and I really thought it sounded strange, but now I'm hooked. So my tip is to just give it a try!
Sooooo (drum roll please) here's the golden ticket to breakfast success! (Recipe)
1. Start by putting 1/4 or 1/2 cup of dry plain oats in a bowl. I usually do 1/4 but if you are more hungry in the mornings you can use 1/2 cup. 1/4= 75 calories. 1/2= 150 calories
2. add 1 TBS of raisins (15 Calories)
3. 1 TBS of Wheat Germ or Flax Seed. I do both, but whatever you want works. You can even use chia seed, etc. I personally like flax the best! That will come to about 40 calories per TBS
4. 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries, the frozen part is important here, it makes the meal so much more exciting! Calories= 25
5. Then add about 1/2 of a frozen banana cut in slices, make sure you freeze it the night before (obviously). This is the key to making this bowl of health very sweet and tasty. (50 calories)
6. Add a chopped nut of your choice. I prefer almonds, it only takes about 5-10 of them so that should come to around 60 Calories.
7. Last, but certainly not least is to add milk, I always just eyeball it and stop once it reaches to just the top of my oats. Probably around 1/2 cup. I use 1% because in my eyes its the best of both worlds. Not too much fat, and not too much lost. Calories=60
Tip: let it sit for a few minutes to let the milk freeze a little and then mix it up, so it is kind of slushy and the fruit gets soft.
So here we have it folks! This breakfast is jam packed with fiber, protein, antioxidants, and vitamins! Coming in at only 325-350 Calories!! You really cant beat the bang for your buck with this recipe.
So try it out and let me know if you share my love for a frozen treat for breakfast you can feel great about!