Over the past two years I have become a regular breakfast eater, now as this is the most important meal of the day this is absolutely fabulous! Now you may ask what happened to make me suddenly eat breakfast every day, and the answer is really quit simple, I was pregnant and needed the extra nutrients of course! Ever since then I haven’t been able to go with out breakfast or I get Hangry. My go to breakfast is Greek yogurt and fresh berries and of course there are times when I indulge on things like pancakes, french toast and of course waffles! Those are usually on the weekend when Evan’s home, or when we head out to Krause Berry Farms as their waffles are AMAZING! Seriously, if you haven’t been your missing out! The waffles are made to order, drizzled in their berry syrup, topped with fresh in season berries and of course whip cream! You can find a picture of one of their waffles here.
My other go to breakfast is oatmeal, not the kind where you rip open a package and poor some hot water on it and call it a day. Homemade oatmeal, its super simple, takes about 5 minutes to make and is way better for you than the sugar loaded pre-packaged stuff. The best thing about it is you can add your own toppings and flavors to it! So here goes, my homemade oatmeal.
Take 1/3 of a cup of instant rolled oats and add 2/3 of a cup of water, then microwave on 60 for 4 minutes.
Next I add in 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds and 1 tablespoon of Hemp Hearts. You don’t have to add them in, they do not change the flavor of your oatmeal at all, they simply add many nutritional values to your oatmeal. Both are high in fiber and protein. Hemp Hearts are good source of magnesium which can help balance hormones, they also fight inflammation and help lower cholesterol. Chia seeds are a whole grain and are very high in antioxidants, they also contain lots of Omega-3s.
Next I add my toppings, my go to are fresh berries and a large dollop of Greek Yogurt and a drizzle of honey. On some days I will sprinkle in some cinnamon and slice up a green apple. If you add the apple when your cooking the oatmeal, it softens it and gives it a nice apple pie feel – but healthy!
And there you have it, a super simple homemade oatmeal that is good for you and takes about 5 minutes to make! I hope you enjoy.