All Star Breakfast

Happy February!
In honor of American Heart Month (which begins today), I decided to make an ALL STAR Breakfast, Oatmeal!  What is better than a hot bowl of oatmeal with delicious toppings to start off your day? Oh, did you say overnight oats? My thoughts exactly! I decided to put a spin on my normal bowl of oats.  My traditional recipe is made with steel cut oats, almond milk, water, and different toppings depending on my mood in the morning. The options are endless, sometimes its bananas with raw almond butter, maybe just blueberries, or even just a little agave nectar. After this past week, I kept coming across recipes for overnight oatmeal.   I was a little skeptical, but heck, I decided I would give it a try. And boy, am I happy I did!
Imagine oatmeal without any hassle in the morning.  No cooking.  The only bother is adding your toppings! If that is even too much, you can add all of your toppings the night before (I just wouldn’t recommend anything crunchy, it may get soggy.) YES! Do you believe it? 
The ingredients are simple…1/3 C. Instant Steel Cut Oats, 1/3 C. Almond Milk (Or whatever milk you prefer) and 1/2 C. Yogurt (I used 0% fat Greek plain).  Mix it all up, place in the fridge, wake up, and add your toppings! What I love about this recipe, it is VERY versatile.  Play around with it! See what you like.  Next Time, I may use more almond milk and less yogurt.  I am very new to this idea!
 I apologize, oatmeal is not the most photogenic! This is a picture of the oats before I placed them in the fridge for the night.
Tada…The finished product.  I added bananas, raw almond butter, and tad bit of cinnamon.  I also heated it up for about 45 seconds to take the chill off.  YUM!
As we all know, Oatmeal is very heart healthy.  It is loaded with Whole Grains which naturally have vitamin B and Iron.  It’s filled with fiber which will help with lowering blood sugar and cholesterol.  I ate this breakfast around 7:00 AM this morning, since it has about 7-8 grams of PRO per 1/4 C. Serv. I didn’t begin to get hungry until noonish! It keeps you full for a long time!  That is why it’s an ALL STAR Breakfasts.
Do you have recipes or ideas for oatmeal? Please share, I would love to add them to my recipe page!

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