Updated: Oct 1, 2018
I've always preferred warm food regardless what the temperature is outside.
Starting the day with a bowl of warm oatmeal feels very grounding and filling. It prepares me for a busy day ahead.
Eating a bowl of oatmeal also allows me to be creative and colorful with the toppings. Colorful food (naturally colorful, of course) is no doubt, very appealing and it lifts your mood! And starting your day right is so important. So imagine starting your day with colors that lift your mood up!
TIP: to make your oatmeal creamy, add more milk.
If you're using gluten-free rolled oats, you're going to want to add more milk than what's written in the recipe at the bottom of this page. So, for 1 cup of rolled-oats, you may want to add 2 cups of milk. You may add more milk, depending on how creamy you want oatmeal to turn out.
For the toppings, I used fresh figs, blueberries, goji berries, shredded coconut, hemp hearts and of course, my homemade peanut butter.
(When in season) Figs are so good! You get them fresh or dry. The dried ones are sweeter, but they are still good for your health. Figs are high in antioxidants, potassium and fiber. Not a lot of people like figs or even know about them. When you see figs at the supermarket, they are not very attractive on the outside in comparison to berries, orange or apples with their bright outer colors. However, once you cut into them, they are truly beautiful. It's amazing what mother nature creates. We should be more thankful and respectful toward mother nature.
This breakfast only takes 10-15 minutes to prepare.
1.5 cups of plant-based milk (I used rice coconut milk)
1 mashed ripe banana
A pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt
1 cup of Gluten-Free oats
1 tbsp of Maca powder
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Nut butter (without added sugar)
70% dark chocolate
In a medium saucepan, combine the mashed banana, milk and salt together.
Turn on the stove to a medium-high heat, add the oatmeal, Maca powder and ground cinnamon into the saucepan. Stir until the ingredients are well-combined.
Turn the heat down to a low-medium heat and let it cook until the oatmeal has softened. If necessary, add in more milk or water (in small increments) until you get a creamy texture.
Serve with your favourite toppings!
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