Monday, 11 November 2013

Warming winter blueberry oatmeal

Ever woken up in the winter wrapped in a duvet and unwilling to face the outside winter world? Wake up and get some hot oatmeal warming on the stove and you'll be set for the day, I promise.

This recipe was thrown together one Monday morning where I was very much feeling the winter blues.
You could swap the blueberries for another berry or fruit and equally swap the almond milk for cows.

I made a small bowl of this treat but you could increase the quantities to make it suitable for a larger appetite or more hungry mouths.

5 heaped tablespoons of rolled oats (the old fashioned kind)
Enough almond milk to make a runny soupy consistency in the pan
A handful of blueberries
A tablespoon of flaxseed
A handful of cashews and almonds to sprinkle on top,
And a generous drizzle of honey

Start off by cooking the oatmeal and blueberries in a non stick pan preferably; let it simmer until it has turned into a thicker consistency, it is up to you how this you like your oatmeal so play this by ear. 

 Add in the flaxseed and stir before dolloping it into a bowl and sprinkling with the nuts. 
Drizzle with honey or even jam and eat it up before it's gone cold!

Blueberries are a wicked berry full of vitamin c and antioxidants. Oatmeal warms you and fills you up for the day ahead. Flaxseed is a great source of fibre and almond milk is super healthy and a source of protein! All in all this oatmeal is an excellent way to start off a busy and chilly winter day! 

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