Banana Blueberry Chia Seed Oats
Good morning! I've got my first recipe to add to the blog! Actually, it's more of a 'how to' than a recipe because it is pretty basic. However, it is one of my favorite breakfast recipes and only takes a few minutes.
This bowl of oats is nutty, creamy, fruity, warm, delicious, filling and all of the above. You'll need:
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats
- 1 cup of water or milk of your choice (I like to use almond milk)
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup of blueberries
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 heaping tablespoon of nut butter (obvs)
Start by bringing the liquid to a boil. Stir in oats and chia seeds right before the boiling point. I find that my oatmeal always comes out best when I add the half cup of oats right before the boiling point of the milk. For some reason it seems to take less time to cook or absorbs the liquid better.
Let the oats cook on high for about a minute. Turn heat to low and add blueberries and thinly sliced banana. Slicing it thin helps the banana cook down and almost melt into the oats. YUM. Let that cook for a few minutes, until the liquid is absorbed. Add in the honey.
Serve right away with a big spoonful of nut butter. I usually use peanut butter but wanted to try something new with the sunflower seed butter. I don't know how I feel about it quite yet but it's starting to grow on me a little bit. Has anyone else tried it?
Now I'm off to my internship, work after that and hopefully I can squeeze in a workout later! Busy busy.