J had a business trip in Atlanta a couple weeks ago. Every morning he'd call to express that he was in love with his breakfast. A coffee shop near his hotel served up this chilled oatmeal that has become a "J and I favorite" in our household.
Chilled Oatmeal with Vanilla Yogurt
a PERFECT way to eat oatmeal during those hot summer days
1/2 cup quick or old fashioned oats (because you don't cook them we find quick to work well)
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (I use homemade yogurt flavored with Watkins vanilla and honey, you can use plain or Greek yogurt with vanilla flavoring and honey)
1/2 green apple, diced
1/4 c dried cranberries
splash of skim milk
and any berries you have (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries)
1 T of ground flaxseed (optional)
Mix oatmeal, yogurt, diced apple, cranberries ,and a splash of milk together. When thoroughly combined, top with almonds and berries.
a balanced breakfast: whole grain carbs from the oats, protein from the yogurt and milk, and heart healthy fats from the almonds and flaxseed.
Until next time...
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