Another year has come to an end and we all know what that means: another long list of New Year’s resolutions that will most likely be forgotten by February 1st. Ever wonder why that happens? Here’s our theory.
Most of us regard the secular New Year as another fresh start. A time to make all those changes that we know need to happen all year long…but that we keep putting off. Most of those changes often involve some kind of weight loss / healthy eating / healthier lifestyle, which often translate into one thing: restriction. A healthier lifestyle has somehow become a synonym with deprivation, almost punishment. No carbs! No sugar! No fat! Paleo! Juice cleanse! Gluten free! It’s no wonder no many resolutions are quickly forgotten,
But we think it’s possible to make a commitment to cleaner eating and actually enjoy it. There are sooo many ways to make nutritious, good-for-you food appealing and delicious. All you need is a little imagination and willingness to step outside the box.
And this recipe is a great way to get you started. This beautiful oatmeal bowl will make you forget all about that mushy, instant stuff you get in little packets. It’s slightly sweet and creamy with a hint of cinnamon and fiber rich chia seeds, topped with vitamin C packed fruit ( great for your immune system!) and heart-healthy almonds. It’s so beautiful and delicious, it will make you want to dive first into the resolutions.
Power C Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp chia seeds
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 ripe banana, well mashed
1 satsuma orange, clementine or tangerine
6-8 raspberries or more to taste
1 kiwi, sliced
1 Tbsp toasted almonds, chopped
Combine almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup and cinnamon in a sauce pan. Whisk to combine and heat over medium-low heat until small bubble start to form on the sides.
Add oats, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Add mashed banana and continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes.
Transfer warm oats to a bowl and top with fruit and chopped almonds.