The Simplest Oatmeal Ever!

Okay, maybe opening a package of instant oatmeal, dumping it into a bowl and adding boiling water is easier, but YUCK! You don’t want to eat that junk. Here is what I have come up with as the BEST oatmeal base ever! It fills me up without making me feel stuffed. In all honesty, when I eat this for breakfast, I don’t even think about food until lunchtime. That in itself is amazing. The whole grains of the oatmeal combined with the omega 3’s of the chia seeds create an awesomely healthy team.

Plus, this oatmeal is so easily dressed up! I have never eaten it “plain”. I always add a healthy fat (almond butter, peanut butter, walnuts, pecans, etc.) some fruit (bananas, fresh berries, chia seed jam), and often cinnamon, matcha tea or acai. Even chocolate chips if you are craving chocolate! Or, how about buckwheat groats  for a little extra crunch? The possibilities are endless! I am already dreaming of fall when I can add some pumpkin, pecans and maple syrup!!!

This oatmeal is chock full of vitamins and minerals! And, there are only 4 ingredients!

 

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Only 4 ingredients: 1 c. nut milk, 1/3 c. old fashioned oats, 1 T. chia seeds, and 1/8 t. sea salt!

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Put all ingredients in a small sauce pan.

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Stir until combined. Turn burner on high and bring to a boil.

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Once you reach a boil, turn burner down to medium low.  Simmer for about 10 minutes.

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Wah lah! Chia Oatmeal ala Karen!

 

And here it is all dressed up and ready to be eaten! You cannot imagine the self control it takes for me to take pictures before I eat!DSCN4469

An oatmeal topper!

DSCN4405Cook whole grain of choice (amaranth, wheat berries, quinoa), add milk (coconut milk is awesome with this), and top with fruit, nuts and spices.

 

Chia Oatmeal

(serves one)

1/3 c. old fashioned oats

1 T. chia seeds

1 cup nut milk

pinch of sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat and simmer until desired thickness….about 8-12 minutes. Serve with your favorite fixings.

What other fun combinations can you think of?

 

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