1.22.2014

Apples and Oatmeal




It has been cold lately and work has been busy, so I have been getting up as late as possible and just going straight to the office. This last weekend, with the holiday and then the snow storm in DC (thank you polar vortex!), I decided to get back to eating breakfast. Seriously, what is better than oatmeal for breakfast? This oatmeal is great - the cinnamon, apple, and lemon help take it from bland to delicious. 

I added some flaxseed and chia seeds to my oatmeal to help pack it with fiber and keep me full for longer. Why flaxseed and chia seeds, you say? In short, they are awesome for you! I was skeptical of chia seeds at first, but after learning that 1 tablespoon of chia seeds contains 6 grams of fiber, 3 grams of Omega 3s, and 3 grams of protein, it didn't take much more convincing. Flaxseed is equally good for you, rich in Omega 3s and has 4 grams of dietary fiber in two tablespoons. Plus, flaxseed has a nice, nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the other earthy flavors in this oatmeal dish. 

Apple and Oatmeal
Serves 1

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cup of water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 small apple, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. white chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • almond milk or regular milk to serve

Preparation
Bring the water and salt to a boil on the stove. Add in the oatmeal and cook, stirring often, for five minutes.  While the water is boiling chop a small apple into little pieces and put it aside. After the oatmeal is cooked, stir in the chia seeds, flaxseed, cinnamon, lemon juice, and apple. Transfer the oatmeal to a bowl and top it will some almond milk (or any milk you like). Serve.


2 comments :

  1. That's a God damn yummy breakfast! and whole your blog, its awesome! where's the subscribe button here, bring it to me! :)))

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