Super Berry Oats

TThis warming , hearty oatmeal is full of nutrition! Goji, mulberries, maqui, blueberries and raspberries are all antioxidant rich. Milk, protein powder, nut butter and nuts give this a protein punch, and we are even sneaking in a vegetable! (Don’t worry – you won’t taste the cauliflower!)


Don’t have the goji berries, mulberries and maqui powder? Simply substitute any dried berry and omit the powder.


Ingredients

1 c rolled oats (NOT instant)

1 c filtered water

½ c almond milk (or oat, flax, walnut, grass-fed dairy, goat or coconut milk)

¼ c goji berries

¼ c dried mulberries

¼ c frozen riced cauliflower

1 Tbsp ground flax seed

1 Tbsp sunflower seeds

1 Tbsp maqui berry powder

1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder

2 tsp almond butter or walnut butter

2 tsp maple syrup

1 ½ tsp Ceylon cinnamon

1 tsp real vanilla extract

1 tsp grass-fed butter or coconut oil

1/8 tsp sea salt


For topping:

Walnuts or almonds

Hemp seeds

Berry Compote (see recipe*)

Drizzle of plain yogurt ( almond, grass-fed dairy, goat or coconut)


Bring water and milk to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add in oats and remaining ingredients then cook 5 minutes until thick. Remove from heat.

Divide oatmeal evenly between two bowls and add toppings.

LAZIER OPTION: Put all ingredients in a rice cooker and walk away for about 10-15 minutes.


*Berry Compote – Make this at the end of the summer when you have leftover berries to use up! Simply put 1 ½ c blueberries and 1 ½ c raspberries in a saucepan with 3 Tbsp orange juice, 1 tsp maple sugar and ¼ tsp each of cinnamon and ginger. Cook over medium high heat fpr 5-7 minutes until berries are mushy and thick. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp chia seeds. Let cool. Store in refrigerator.


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