My legs are like jelly this morning. I get up early every morning to workout, but have been on a brief hiatus for a couple weeks (thanks to a cold, a stomachache, and a bout of depression).
I’m back in the saddle though, and did a killer leg workout this morning. I forgot how much I love/hate the feeling of super sore muscles. My legs burn every time I take a step. Man, I’ve missed that.
Despite my jelly legs, my kids still expected me to feed them breakfast. Their requirements were that it was delicious and fast. Mine were that it was easy and healthy. Before our diet change, I would have broken out the boxes of cold cereal. But not anymore.
These fruit and oat breakfast bowls have all the convenience of cold cereal, but with the powerful nutritional punch of oatmeal. The flavors are fresh and wholesome, and can be as simple or as fancy as you choose. Plant-based, raw, whole foods – as well as quick, easy, and delicious!
Fruit and Oat Breakfast Bowls
Serves as many as needed
Fresh fruit, chopped or sliced
Dried fruit, whole or chopped
Nuts and seeds
Milk of choice
Sweetener of choice, optional
For each serving, place 1/3 to 1/2 cup rolled oats in bowl. Top with variety of fruits, nuts, and seeds. Add sweetener, if desired. Add enough milk to cover oats, about 1/2 cup. Let sit for about five minutes, for oats to absorb milk and soften a bit.
This morning’s toppings were sliced bananas and apples, raisins, chopped dried pineapple, and chopped walnuts. The pineapple was sweet enough that we didn’t add any sweetener, though we often add honey or maple syrup to these bowls.
Fruit and Nut Topping Ideas:
Fresh Fruit – Apples, bananas, peaches, pears, grapes, pineapple, persimmon, pomegranate, berries, etc.
Dried Fruit – Raisins, cranberries, dates, pineapple, banana chips, blueberries, cherries, shredded coconut, etc.
Chopped Nuts – Walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, peanuts, etc.
Seeds – Flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.