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They say that “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” however with our busy schedules it's hard to make healthy breakfasts at home. One of the best way to start off your morning is with a bowl of oatmeal. It is very healthy and nutritious, but it simply doesn't have any taste to it.

So here are couple of ways you can make oatmeal look amazing with flavor.

Before you get started you'll need a measuring cupmeasuring spoons, and a cutting board.

Simple Overnight Oatmeal with Blueberries

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats (old fashioned oats)
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice: soy, whole, 2%, etc)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • agave syrup (or honey, maple syrup)
  • blueberries
  • sweetened shredded coconuts
  • sliced almonds

Recipe

1. Fill a large or a small container (depending on the number of portions) with: oats, milk, and cinnamon.

2. Cover and refrigerate for 2+ hours.

3. Sweeten the soaked oats with agave syrup (honey, maple syrup, or sugar/brown sugar) and serve.

4. Add blueberries, ground cinnamon, sliced almonds, or sweetened shredded coconuts to your preference.

Some Variations

  • Can be eaten cold or warm.

Vanilla Almond Oatmeal with Strawberries and Kiwi

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup of Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond milk, Unsweetened Original flavor
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • ¼ tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • Sliced, toasted almonds
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwis

Recipe

1. Mix the following ingredients: oats, almond milk, honey and vanilla extract, and place it in a pint size (preferably 16 oz) mason jar or an airtight container.

2. Close the lid and and shake to combine.

3. Refrigerate mason jar or container for 8 hours or up to 5 days.

4. Remove lid and microwave container for 2 minutes.

5. Add strawberries and kiwis to your preference.

Some Variations

  • Feel free to add in almonds, blueberries or both to your preference.
  • Can be eaten cold or warm.


Your morning breakfast doesn't have to be oatmeal every single morning. You can also make other quick breakfast recipes. We recommend:

Toasty Fried Egg with Avocado on Toast

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs (fried sunny side up)
  • 2 slices of bread (toasted)
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 tsp of lime juice
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Parsley (optional for topping)

Recipe

1. Place slices of bread in the toaster and toast it to your preference.

2. Place eggs on a frying pan and cook them to your preference.

3. Create guacamole spread: peeling and mashing avocados, and mixing it with lime juice, salt and pepper.

4. Spread the guacamole spread on your toast and then place the fried eggs on top of the guacamole spread.

5. Add additional seasonings if required.


Now if you're really in a hurry then your best option is to create a Smoothie.

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • Couple of frozen bananas
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
  • 1 1/2 cups of soy milk (or milk)
  • 1/2 cup of 2% Greek yogurt 
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 tbsp of chopped roasted peanuts

Recipe

1. Place the following ingredients in a blender: couple bananas, peanut butter, soy milk, yogurt, honey, and salt.

2. Blend the mixed ingredients until smooth.

3. Top off your servings with chopped peanuts and drink away!

Straws are optional!




**Information provided by:

  • The Chubby Vegetarian
  • Natalie, Taste Lovely
  • Meghann, Single Green Moms
  • Maryanne Cabrera, The Chic Site