Looking for a quick and nutritious breakfast?
Try some oatmeal with a little extra flavour with this recipe for blueberry almond oatmeal. The almonds and blueberries add more nutrients and brighten up those plain oats. Be sure to get the thick cut rolled oats as they are processed less than the quick cooking oats.
2 cups thick rolled oats
4 cups water
pinch of sea salt
maple syrup or agave nectar
blueberries, fresh or frozen
raw almonds, ground
1. Place oats, water and sea salt into a medium saucepan. Turn heat to medium, cook oatmeal until it begins to bubble then turn heat to low.
2. Continue stirring until oatmeal is thick and cooked, about 10 mins.
3. Grind raw almonds in a coffee grinder to a fine meal.
4. Place desired amount of oatmeal into a serving bowl, top with a little maple syrup or agave nectar, a handful of blueberries, and a tablespoon or two of ground almonds. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
Note: If you are gluten sensitive, be sure to check the label that the oats are gluten free.
Segersten, A. & Malterre, T. The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook. Blueberry Almond Oatmeal. 2nd Ed. Whole Life Press.
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