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Very Berry Oatmeal Bowl

Every good day starts with a creamy oatmeal bowl and lots of berries on top. All berries are fit as long as their name sounds “errrie”! πŸ€—πŸ“πŸ“

 

Wake up! Every morning you have 2 options: continue sleeping or making a heavenly delicious oatmeal. The choice is yours… you know mine!

If you decide to start your day with a big bowl of oatmeal, you’re on the right path. This “kick ass” oatmeal has everything you need to start off your day right. It’s made with quick oats, berries, coconut milk and topped with roasted peanut butter… It can also be described in 3 words: tasty, satisfying and nutritious.

Important notes about the recipe ⇓

  • In case you have celiac disease or are gluten sensitivity, you can choose oats that have been certified as gluten-free. Although oats don’t contain gluten, many times they are processed in the same facilities as gluten-containing grains, like barley.
  • I’ve used coconut milk but you can replace it with any other milk, like almond milk or even skimmed milk. If you’re trying to loose weight, simply boil the oats with water.
  • This recipe serves 2 and I only added a teaspoon of maple syrup. The berries have a natural sweetness, so I didn’t feel the need to add more sugar. 
  • When battling to get that oat creamlicious texture, using a nonstick pan can make all the difference. It’s also easier to wash up.

On the internet, we find all kinds of information (bad, good and useful) and you’re constantly being hit with new ideas or magic formulas to gain or loose weight. With lots of lies and misleading information, it can get a bit confusing to learn more about food and nutrition. The truth is you never really know if something is truth or false.

I always try to confirm the source that I’m reading and not take too seriously everything I read. Like, if you love coconut oil and you suddenly hear that it can make your belly fat, you simply discard it and never use it again? It wouldn’t be wise, would it? What I’m trying to say is nothing can make you fat or skinny all of a sudden. For example, bananas are healthy but if you only eat bananas for two days, they are going to be bad for you and not bringing any healthy benefits. As for me, food is just a part of a balanced diet – exercise and a healthy mind are crucial too. Even though I can’t be balanced all the time, I try my best. 

How I eat breakfast and why?

I’m gonna share with you how I usually prepare my breakfast every morning. This is what works for me and it makes me feel good, healthy, happy and nurtured. Be aware that what works for one person does not necessarily work for another. It’s truly simple! I divide my breakfast in 3: protein, carbohydrates and fruit/vegetables. From there. I let my sense of taste flow. Let’s get into it! 

  • Carbohydrates – They provide energy and they’re also a good source of vitamins and minerals. Be careful, not all carbs are equal! I like to eat the slow-absorption ones, also known as complex carbs. Oats or a whole grain toasts can be great options.  Make my Coconut Covered Peach Oatmeal.
  • Protein – Gives you satiety, amino acids and tell your brain that it’s time to wake up and face the day! And it gets your metabolism and cells going. Tired of eggs? Greek yogurt or any nut butter are marvelous. Try my Healthy nutella!
  • The last element: fruit or vegetables! Fruit is a great energy booster and they’re full of vitamins, fiber, water and potassium. Vegetables are also an incredible super food! They have lots of nutrients, reduce blood cholesterol and prevent heart diseases.

I’m so busy in the morning,  what shall I prepare?

Hakuna Matata (equals no worries for the rest of your days, now I mean mornings!). I have some recipes that can be prepared in a few minutes, either on the night before or even frozen and reheated in the morning. Smoothies can be really quick to prepare too or breakfast mug cakes… Sorry, that I don’t have any savory recipe but my “sweet tooth” is stronger than me.

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Very Very Berry Oatmeal Bowl
Serves 2
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
  2. 1 cup + 1/2 of water
  3. 1 cup of rolled oats
  4. 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
  5. cinnamon
  6. 1/3 cup of blueberries + 1/2 cup of raspberries + 1-2 strawberries
Toppings
  1. more strawberries, raspberries or blueberries
  2. peanut butter/almond butter
  3. or my http://sweet-spotting.com/cranberry-hazelnut-clusters/
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Instructions
  1. Bring coconut milk and water to a boil.
  2. Add the oats, maple syrup and cinnamon.
  3. Reduce the heat and cook until creamy (about 10 minutes). Don't forget to keep stirring. Pour the oatmeal into a bowl and add the roasted peanut butter and more berries.Yum! Is it morning already?
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