Hi, Friends! I’m blogging a little later this morning because I knew that today I wanted to tell you about this morning’s breakfast!
I love overnight oats, but lately every time I think about making them I think about the delicious slightly sad 3 bite portion they end up being, even when I add protein powder and sun butter so I end up deciding to skip it. The protein and healthy fat make it more filling (and help balance out the carbohydrates in oats by promoting more stable blood sugar) but breakfast is my most favorite meal of the day, I want it to last a little longer than that, you feel me? I don’t want to finish breakfast and be like, that was nice, where is the rest? So last night I was on a mission to bring oatmeal back and make a real meal out of it! Between the blueberries and the cottage cheese not only did I come up with something sweet, creamy and delicious that I know I’m going to eat again and again, but I also got to enjoy a full mug full of it! Now I feel satisfied and ready to take on the crazy day ahead as soon as I publish this post!
- 1/2 cup old fashion rolled oats (gluten free oatsif needed)
- 3/4 cup frozen wild blueberries (find out tomorrow why I’m in love with wild blueberries!)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened flax milk vanilla (or other nondairy milk)
- a few drops stevia (or any sweetener to taste)
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese (full fat= so creamy)
- Add oatmeal to a bowl with frozen blueberries and milk, let soak overnight. (You can also skip this step and just heat it up in the morning.) Heat oatmeal mixture for about a minute and half or until hot and bubbly.
- Top with cottage cheese, stir and enjoy! (Do not add cottage cheese before you heat the oatmeal, I’ve tried this before it’s really weird and watery. Unless that’s your thing then go for it!)
What’s your favorite way to enjoy oatmeal?
What’s the one thing you have the hardest time adhering to portion size?
We’ve been talking a lot about portion size in my nutrition class I am teaching and so many of my students were surprised about the recommended portions of certain foods. We got into a discussion about the foods hardest to adhere to the recommended portion size. For me—->PEANUT BUTTER PRETZELS- first of all not the healthiest food but I still love them. The bag says 11 pretzels, hahahahaha, 11 pretzels, sorry nope.