Started this morning off with my power oatmeal. It fills me up, keeps me going all morning long, and is a great source of whole grains and good-for-you ingredients..
1 3/4 c water
1 c thick cut rolled oats
1 large honey crisp or gala apple, shredded
1 Tbsp ground flax
1-2 Tbsp raisins
1-2 Tbsp sliced almond, chopped pecans or walnuts
1-2 tsp chia seeds
skim, soy, or almond milk
toast whole flax seeds
sweetener of choice
sometimes a dash of cinnamon or 1/4 c. blueberries instead of raisins
Boil water. Add shredded apple, oats, and ground flax. Simmer about 5 minutes till oats are cooked. Remove from heat and add a little skim, soy, or almond milk to desired creaminess. I usually add a Tablespoon or 2 at the most. While the oats are cooking, I put raisins, nuts, and chia seeds in my bowl.Then I add the cooked oatmeal and mix it all together. Add the sweetener of your choice and stir. Top with toasted flax seeds and enjoy. It makes 2 good size portions that y DH and I split. When I eat this power oatmeal, I am not hungry for hours.
I also had a really yummy smoothie today that I made with vanilla yogurt, vanilla protein powder, chia seeds, milk, bananas, spinach, fresh cranberries and a few chunks of fresh pineapple.