It seems lately that mornings in our house have gone from a seamless before-school routine to many more mornings of crying-over-clothes-breakfast-and-lunch crazyville. Argh! To help alleviate the tears, we've started planning clothes, breakfast and lunch the night before.
Let's leave tears over clothes and breakfast to the 8 year old cupcake that lives here, while I share my very favorite morning go-to.
Coconut Strawberry Oatmeal. So simple and so incredibly tasty that it seems like a treat...but perfectly healthy. Of course there are a million ways you could modify this recipe, but this is one of my favorite combinations! Enjoy this one-serving recipe, worth 4 weight watchers plus points (#glutenfree #dairy free).
PS. my good camera was out of batteries this morning, so these photos will have to do! :)
ThreeonGrove's Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal
1/3 c. quick oats
1/3 c + 1 tsp water
Swirl oatmeal and water...nuke for 1 min 30 seconds.
After cooking, add 1-2 T of Ground Flax Seed.
Stir in enough almond milk for desired consistency. I like my oatmeal very sticky, so I add about 1 tsp.
Top with 1 T. of sweetened shredded coconut and 1 heaping cup of strawberries. And I always sprinkle about a tsp of cacao nibs (pronounce cuh-cow) on top. Cacao is a a superfood, also known as nature's chocolate chips. They taste like bitter chocolate and have a wonderful light crunchy texture. The sweet flavor of this oatmeal is a perfect way for you and your body to enjoy them. Happy Mornings!