One more day to go and its the long weekend here in Canada.
First, I have news. I have learned the greatness that is twitter! Yep, edible sound bites is now on twitter. I was skeptical about it at first, but now I'm obsessed. So if you tweet be sure to follow me for healthy tips and great recipes:)
And now onto Food. Mmm...breakfast.
Weekday mornings can be pretty crazy in our house. There's lots of rushing and attempting to apply make-up at the breakfast table while eating as quickly as possible, so we can all get out the door on time. Does this conjure up any hilarious images? Here let me help you with that:
bahahahahahaha. That was such a good episode. My brother and I used to watch The Simpsons all the time after school at my grandparents house. We'd listen for them coming down the hallway and quickly change the channel if we heard them.
Getting back to breakfast, I'm usually the one to make it for everyone and on most days it's oatmeal. Oh who am I kidding, its almost always oatmeal. Rolled oats cook quick enough and are healthy, filling, warm, and comforting. And now that wild blueberries are in season I've been adding them to my oats like there's no tomorrow. I can't get enough! I picked these guys up in Muskoka on the weekend. You have to love the highway summer fruit stands. Local, fresh, and delicious.
PB & Blueberry Banana Oatmeal (serves 3)
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 3 cup water (or 1 1/2 each, water and milk)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 rounded tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- 2 tbsp wild blueberries
- Mix the oats and cinnamon together and add to water/milk on the stove top. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally until desired thickness and consistency. I aim for 5 minutes. Take the pot off the heat and let stand, covered, for 2 minutes
- Stir in the flax and top with sliced banana, peanut butter, wild blueberries, and more cinnamon.
This was so satisfying. Whenever I have oats I can be certain that it keeps me full for a solid 3 hours. The perfect eat clean breakfast.
How do you like your oats?