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Saturday, September 7, 2013

the best breakfast ever

So it's been a while since I last blogged. When I was talking with Brooke yesterday about blogging I had a shot of YIKES run through me ... we were traveling and at the hotel I took an ambien because I hadn't slept much the night before and I was going to be the driver the next day. Well, after taking the ambien I got a glimpse of my back fat in the bathroom mirror and I vaguely remember being so disturbed by it that I blogged about it. oh. my. WORD. I had totally forgotten about that until yesterday. When I checked my blog I found it was just in the drafts section. PHEW. Anyway, I thought a much more appropriate post would be today's breakfast. Actually, it's been the breakfast every day for a while because .. YUM. It's like eating dessert for breakfast. PS - I added up the calories and with the fruit, syrup and milk added it's still a measly 172 calories!

In our house we call it CHIA-SEED-OATMEAL-PUDDING and it's the easiest thing in the world to make:

If you have a "flaker" (one of the top 5 best investments I've ever made) then flake 1/4 c of oat groats. If not, dump about 1/3 cup dry oatmeal into your saucepan.

Add water to cover the oats and rise about 1/2" above the oats, put on medium-high heat and add 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds. Stir the seeds into the oats and cover.

It takes hardly any time to cook, so watch it. When you can tell it's boiling, turn the heat down to low or even all the way off. Stir again, cover and let sit till the liquid is absorbed. This whole process takes only about 5 minutes.

Add 1 Tblsp pure maple syrup and whatever spices you like (LOVE cinnamon in the fall!) but I've also added a little vanilla and it's delish.

Fresh apples are plentiful now, so I dice 1/2 apple and add to it. It's ready to eat then, or you can let it sit a little longer to heat up the fruit. For me, what makes it taste like pudding is adding about 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk. BEST BREAKFAST EVER. In our home we've been eating a boiled egg for protein and this breakfast stays with us easily through the morning!

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  1. That sounds very similar to what I eat nearly every day. I have never heard of a flaker though! I use steel-cut oats or my new favorite, quinoa. I usually eat mine with blackberries and toasted walnuts but recently had apples and cinnamon--divine! The pure maple syrup elevates it, doesn't it? I bought my first bottle this summer.

    Love you girl and can't wait to read your back fat post. jk Hope you are still doing well in New York and loving spending time with Brooke and your grandbabies. But just so you know, you are very missed here. :)

    1. Awww - thanks Rebecca. And I love love love quinoa, but have never had it for breakfast. I'm going to add nuts to my breakfast tomorrow ... thanks for the idea! miss you!