Today I’d like to chat about my latest breakfast fave: slow cooked oatmeal with raw almonds, fresh fruit, and cinnamon. And fresh squeezed orange juice. Always fresh squeezed. I prepare this for my family and it’s a hit!
How to prepare: Cook 1 cup of slow cooked oats in 2 cups of water on stovetop (low heat) for 8 minutes. Stir often so it doesn’t get too soupy. I like my oats a little less done versus mushy. Add fruits of your choice (I used 1/2 banana, 1/4 pear, 1/2 cup blueberries), then top with chopped almonds and cinnamon.
Why I like this: The texture of fruits and almonds with the oats is delicious. And I feel really good after eating this. For me, the key is adding in the almonds – I have to have protein or I’ll fade into a serious fog. Be sure they are raw almonds, much better for you than roasted. I’ve been trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies in meals lately and reduce our family’s meat intake. It’s healthier. I’ve read that cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar, so I’ve been incorporating it into my breakfast. This has been a stretch for me, as I’ve never liked the flavor of cinnamon…but I’m learning to like it!
What you don’t see in this picture: a dog staring at me photographing the oatmeal, chickens literally screaming at the front door for their own oatmeal (I was late delivering their breakfast), a messy kitchen from packing lunches, a few baskets of unfolded laundry, some legos on the floor, and me looking super glam in glasses, a tee shirt, and leggings. Keepin it real!
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Thanks so much for the AMAZING positive feedback on yesterday’s post. It was really nice. I’m a pretty tough cookie, but had recently received some weird emails and comments, albeit only a handful, but still. Pair that with the craziness of life and it’s just wahhh wahhhhh. Writing a blog is a funny thing – quality feedback actually helps build the creative process. It becomes a dialogue between you and your readers and can actually help with more content ideas. To me it’s very much like a ballet performance: the audience’s response helps magnify your energy. Without feedback from your audience, you can lose a portion of the energy and charisma in your work. I think comedians, actors, and musicians express the same. So thanks for taking time out of your busy schedules to share your thoughts and say hello : )
I’m cutting out a little early this week to prep for our busy weekend. Happy weekend, friends!