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!
1/2 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?