Of course for years + years I ate instant oats. I didn’t know anything else. Quaker instant oats, in the little packets. My favorite was the brown sugar. And it was never 1 pack. Always 2. My ferocious appetite has been with me since a young age!
Do you remember when Quaker came out with the fruit n’ cream oats? I remember! My favorite was strawberry. I would definitely dig out + hog ALL of the strawberries n’ cream oats. Next in line was banana, then peaches, then blueberry.
I completely forgot about this amazing fruit n’ cream combo until Sunday. I decided to throw frozen organic strawberries in my oats, along with some cottage cheese.
With the first bite, I instantly was taken back to those oatmeal packs. How could I have forgotten?? And how could it have taken me this long to recreate it??
Strawberries + Cream Oatmeal
- 1/4c rolled oats
- 1/4c oat bran
- 6 large organic strawberries, chopped
- 1/4c small curd cottage cheese
- 1/2c water
- 1c unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2t vanilla
- honey to taste
- Whisk together oats, oat bran, milk + water in a pot over medium heat.
- Bring to a boil, stir and reduce heat to simmer.
- Stir occasionally, for about 10min, until desired consistency is reached.
- Add in chopped strawberries and cook until heated through. *If using frozen strawberries, this will take longer.
- Stir in cottage cheese + vanilla. Cook until heated through.
This is a HUGE bowl of oats. The 1/2c of oats/oat bran has really been helping to hold me over longer, and I am loving these stuffed bowls of oats!
Topped with banana, honey, peanut butter, and almond butter, this was a new favorite!
This was today’s breakfast. No childhood memories were came flooding to my brain from this bowl, but that didn’t make it any less delicious.
Popped amaranth is really simple to make. It takes just minutes! You will have a full bowl of popped cereal, in about 1/2 the time it takes to make stovetop oats. Then you just add whatever mix ins you like, pour on the milk or yogurt, and there you go!
Cinnamon + flax were mixed with the amaranth.
Then it was topped with a berry almond buckwheat bar, Helios plain kefir, almond milk, and a dollop of peanut butter.
Do I have to tell you that it was delicious?
The rest of my day was taken up by a massive to-do list of errands. Today I hit up Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, Lowes and Bed Bath and Beyond for a 2nd time.
More on that exciting stuff tomorrow! Right now I need to sleep + contemplate Tuesday morning’s first meal.
p.s. Kenna says goodnight!