Refreshingly Cold Summer Oatmeal recipe
These oats are pre-made before you go to bed, and are ready to eat when you wake up! They are cold, like eating cereal, but have a soft muesli consistency. These oats are perfect because they contain a perfect balance of protein and complex carbs, along with some healthy fat to get your kids off on the right track. Cold and refreshing, this is the perfect dish to serve out on the patio on a nice, warm sunny morning! It’s a fabulous concept, and probably the easiest breakfast you can make at home.
Give them a try~ you just might never go back to eating cereal again!
½ cup whole uncooked oats
½ to ¾ cup almond milk, or enough to cover oats completely
1 teaspoon raw honey (a strong drizzle is about a teaspoon)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup any fruit or mixture of fresh or frozen fruits
2 tablespoons sliced almonds or other whole unsalted nut
1 teaspoon ground flax seed
My favorite toppings: Cherries, mango, banana, blueberry, strawberries, kiwi, blackberries, shredded raw coconut (1 heaping teaspoon provides healthy fats), oranges, watermelon, plums, and dates.
In a small glass bowl with a tight snap-on style lid, place uncooked oats and cinnamon in bowl, and cover with almond milk. Drizzle in the honey, and stir until combined. Dice your fruit(s) up, and place on top of the oats (the almond milk should not cover the fruit). Cover tightly with lid, and place in refrigerator over night.
The next morning when you are ready to eat, remove lid and top with ground flax seed and almonds or nuts. Use any combination of fruits, nuts, raisins, dates, figs, berries, seeds, flax, chia seeds, protein powder, etc. Do not leave in refrigerator longer then 24 hours.
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