So I truly thought my oatmeal days were over. I must have OD’d on oatmeal when I first started eating clean and training because for the longest time, I just couldn’t even look at those old fashioned flakes. More recently, however, I began incorporating it back in to my diet and even got my daughter hooked on it. The problem with me, however, is that I have been finding that oats causes me to feel really bloated. But instead of giving up on the idea of “oatmeal” for breakfast (or any other time of the day for that matter), I have discovered other alternatives such as spelt and kamut flakes and you know what? To me, it tastes just like oatmeal without the bloating!! So for this recipe, I used kamut flakes and also used apples instead of strawberries and sunflower seeds instead of pumpkin seeds. Learn to play with recipes and use only ingredients that you enjoy and that agree with your body. Since Erinn Weatherbie shared this recipe just last week, I have had it twice for breakfast, once for dinner and twice for lunch!! It is absolutely to die for. My daughter and I even thanked her personally for the recipe when we saw her at Kelly’s Bake Shoppe this weekend grabbing our breakfast treats!!! Give it a try. You won’t believe how good it is until you’ve taken your first bite! Share it with your friends, and let me know what you think!
2 cups filtered water
1 cups rolled oats (or spelt or kamut flakes)
½ tsp sea salt
¼ cup coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsps chia seeds
2 tsps hemp seeds
2 tsps flax seeds
2 tbsps raw pumpkin seeds (I used sunflower seeds)
4 tbsps sweetener of your choice (maple syrup is best!)
2 cups Fresh fruit, sliced and diced (apples, strawberries, bananas work well)
2 heaping tbsps almond butter
1 cup non-dairy milk (almond, hemp, soy, cashew, rice)
- Boil water in a small to medium sized saucepan. Add the salt and rolled oats.
- Reduce heat to medium, and cook oats, uncovered for 5-7 minutes.
- In the meantime, combine the cinnamon, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds in a small bowl.
- Then, add the coconut oil to the oatmeal, and stir to combine.
- Once the oats have finished cooking, remove from heat and set aside.
- Portion the oatmeal two serving bowls, and top with the fresh fruit, then the seed mixture, then almond butter.
- Finish with maple syrup (or another natural sweetener) and non-dairy milk.
- Serve immediately.
Until next time,
Have a fit and fabulous day!