This is hardly a recipe, but more of a fast, easy, and healthy breakfast idea. Plus, the colors seem fitting for this week. Maybe I'm a dummy, but the thought of eating uncooked oats had never occurred to me. Up until about a month ago, the only time I would ever eat raw oats is while I snitched oatmeal-chocolate-chip cookie dough as I baked 'em up. My friend, Tiffany, introduced me to the concept of eating uncooked oats with milk and yogurt. How have I been missing out on this incredibly easy breakfast my whole life!?
As much as I love oatmeal, sometimes I don't like to eat it for breakfast because when I'm hungry I don't have the patience to wait for the water to boil and then wait 5 minutes for the oats to cook and then 10 more so I don't burn my tastebuds off. And then there is a pan to wash. Don't get me wrong, I do love oatmeal, but I am lazy. Somedays, like these last few really hot ones, a light, cool breakfast sounds much more enticing than a hot one.
Red, White and Blueberry Breakfast
½ cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
⅛ - ¼ cup old fashioned oats, uncooked
½ banana, sliced
2-3 strawberries, rinsed and sliced
Handful of blueberries, rinsed
Milk to taste
Combine yogurt, oats, and fruit in bowl. Add milk to reach desired consistency. Stir and allow to sit for 15-30 minutes before eating.
Note: Oats will absorb some milk, add a tad more than you think you’ll want.