Nutrition Facts: 405 calories, 10g fiber, 14g protein
This oatmeal recipe is easily one of my favorites to have for breakfast. Not only does it taste great, it is quick and super easy to make. I’ve also found that I’m energized throughout my morning after having this meal. Two of the main ingredients are shelf items that you can easily keep at work. With a little planning, you can avoid being caught hungry in the morning.
Here are the ingredients:
- 1/3 cup of plain microwavable oatmeal (I use Coaches oats)
- 1 Tablespoon of almond butter
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 banana
Tip: keep a microwave-safe bowl, spoon, almond butter, and a zip lock bag of oatmeal at your workplace. I would also keep a measuring spoon inside the zip lock bag to measure out the oatmeal. Then, bring in a banana and almond milk to have delicious oatmeal for breakfast. It sure beats donuts, croissants or grandma’s cookies for breakfast!
Step 1 – Microwave Oatmeal with Almond milk
In a microwave-safe bowl, mix the oatmeal and almond milk together. Add about a 1/2 – 1 cup of water depending on how soupy you prefer oatmeal. Microwave for 2 minutes or until oatmeal is soft to eat.
Step 2 – Add almond butter and banana
Scoop up about a tablespoon of almond butter. A tablespoon is approximately the size of your standard spoon. Then, using the same spoon, slice up 1/2 banana into the bowl.
Step 3 – Enjoy
I prefer to mix the banana slices, almond butter, and oatmeal in the bowl. This gives me the flavor of all the ingredients in every bite.
This is a great oatmeal hack that anyone can do since it is meal prep friendly. I have this for breakfast 90% of the time, and have grown to love it. Over the years, I’ve experimented with cinnamon, honey, different flavored almond milk, fresh apple slices, and so on. With some tweaks and exploration, you can find a variety of ways to enjoy this for breakfast.
Break out of the daily coffee cake or donut routine. Try quick recipes like this instead, your body will love you for it!