For a New Years resolution/bet with Michael I decided to eat oatmeal every day until the 9 lbs are gone. This quickly changed to every weekday because I just can't eat the same thing every day. It took me awhile to find a good recipe that I wouldn't get sick of but here it is! I took some inspiration from the latest issue of Vegetarian Times magazine- they have an oatmeal recipe where the oats soak overnight. At first, when I wasn't soaking them, I couldn't get the oats to not be crunchy, no matter how I cooked them so I decided to try the soaking thing. This is good for two reasons- the oats aren't crunchy, they're faster to cook and you get to get most of your breakfast ready the night before. So simple.
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup nondairy milk (I use almond)
1/2 Tbs chia seeds
1/2 Tbs ground flax seeds
1/2 Tbs almond meal
a spoon of maple syrup
dash of cinnamon
dash of vanilla
1. In a bowl or container mix 1/2 cup oatmeal with 1 cup nondairy milk. Cover tightly and place in the fridge overnight.
3. Add your toppings and stir.
This is a hearty and healthy breakfast that is sure to keep you full for awhile.