Ever had a terrible breakup? I am one of the lucky, or sometimes not-so-lucky few to have never been in a serious relationship. It’s a blessing and a curse, because I miss out on the high maintenance rules of having a boyfriend, but I miss out on some of the beautiful experiences I hear of. However, I haven’t told you all until now that I will be trying a plant-based diet once school ends for me. So it’s basically a temporary break with meat, dairy and eggs. How will that go? (GREEK YOGURT I STILL LOVE YOU)
Whether a single lady or a girlfriend in a “complicated” attachment, I hope when you take a bite of this oatmeal brings a smile to your face. Lately I haven’t felt as much at my peak as I usually do thanks to pre-exam anxiety. But at the very least it is almost over.
Another different thing I like to do is add egg whites to make them creamier, fluffier and more filling with a punch of protein! Not bad, eh? I published an earlier post describing how to thicken oatmeal and make the serving size seem endless, so check that out here! Coconut flour and finely chopped fruit are also favorites of mine.
The oatmeal doesn’t even have to be blue if you don’t mix the blueberries while the oats cook. You can stir them in when serving the oats, or right out of the pot. I didn’t intend for the oatmeal to be blue, but hey, I think it ended up looking quite pretty! And even if you’re happy, try this out!
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cashew/almond/coconut milk
- 1/2 cup water (or more milk)
- 1/2 overripe banana
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 tsp maple or vanilla extract
- Sweetener to taste (I use Stevia)
- Opt: 3/4 cup egg whites (for texture), coconut, protein powder, almonds, walnuts, raisins, chocolate chips, almond butter, etc.
- Heat a pot filled with your liquids on high heat.
- Add in your salt until the water comes to a boil.
- Turn your heat to low-medium and pour in your oats carefully.
- Stir and let simmer until a little more than halfway cooked.
- Add cinnamon, Stevia and maple extract. You can also add your blueberries but I personally prefer to add them at the end so they do not melt into the oats. Stir thoroughly. (Opt: add egg whites–if doing so, stir constantly and cook for an extra amount of time.)
- Stir in your banana, mashed or in slices for more chunky pieces.
- Let cook completely or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
- Gently fold in the blueberries and turn off the heat.
- Garnish and serve, or leave them overnight to thicken.
Do you like eating colorful food? It just brings a smile to my face, on top of the endorphins I have after exercising!
Last oatmeal recipe (click on the picture!)