Okay. Technically, I haven’t slept yet. But. I will. And, then it will be a good morning.
Because, I’ll start it off with this:
PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE OATMEAL
When I was I skater, I started my morning with a bowl (okay sometimes just a few bites…) of oatmeal. A lot has changed, but I still love my oats. And I’ve gotten better at cooking them! This is one of my favorite recipes to start my morning with sustaining tummy love, an oatmeal keeper!
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup low-fat milk (organic or non-dairy)
1/2 banana, sliced thin (enjoy the rest while cooking!)
1 1/2 tbs chia seeds (optional but SO good!)
2-3 tbs peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
Pinch of salt
Splash of vanilla
Cinnamon, to taste
Honey/Agave Nectar, to taste
Add oats, milk, banana, chia seeds and salt in pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat. Stir/whip the entire time until the liquid is absorbed to your liking. Notice the bananas melting away. This is a great, creamy, delicious thing! Turn off the heat. Whip in vanilla, cinnamon and peanut butter / nut butter until combined. Drizzle with sweetness to taste. Add toppings (suggested below) for MORE fun, nutrition and flavor. Dive in!
Toppings of Joy: Stir in dried fruit (cherries- I miss you Matt S.!), fresh fruit, nuts/seeds, nut butters, cottage cheese/ricotta (off the heat), pumpkin, chocolate!!, cocoa or granola. Meditate on what else you can add. ENJOY COMPLETELY.
Feel yourself taking care. Of you. Have a beautiful day 🙂