It’s a Snow Day!!
The snow started falling yesterday, and it is a winter wonderland outside! While an unexpected break from work was rather nice, I was more excited to finally get a day to sleep in. I don’t know about you, but sleep is a major priority in my book. But with any chilly morning, I like to start my day with a piping hot bowl of oatmeal.
Blueberries + Chocolate-Haselenut Spread + Granola
Regardless of the flavor, my oats always start the same way. Here’s my basic oat recipe:
Basic Protein Oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup extra thick rolled oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill Brand)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon (optional)
- 1/3 cup pasteurized egg whites*
In a small pot, heat the water and almond milk over medium heat until simmering. Add in the oats and cinnamon, and reduce the heat to medium low. Allow to cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When almost all of the liquid has been absorbed, remove from the heat, and slowly add in the egg whites, stirring constantly.
Return the oats to the heat, and cook for another 1 – 2 minutes, or until oats “fluff up.”
*I love adding a little extra protein to my bowl of oats in the morning. The egg white addition adds a nice “fluffy” texture, and the extra protein really helps to keep me full.
Whole grains + protein = a winning breakfast combo!
Now for the fun part. Here’s how I dress up my morning bowl of protein oats:
Start with the blueberries:
Then I add a heaping spoonful of chocolate hazelnut spread from Dude Sweet Chocolate. If you can’t get this chocolatey goodness from Dallas, Nutella would work just fine.
A perfect and healthy start to your morning.
Stay warm out there Southern friends!