Mixed Berry Oatmeal

Alas my usual fruit, yogurt and granola breakfast has been replaced with a less seasonally dependent breakfast. This one’s a keeper. Using frozen berries you still get a good serving a fruit in your morning meal, old-fashioned oats provide good complex carbs, and milk provides good calcium and protein. It’s a perfect combo for a filling morning meal. There’s not much sweetener in this, so if you like a sweet breakfast either up the sugar while you’re making it, or top it with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.  The best part?  You get to eat purple for breakfast!  Who doesn’t love fun colored food?

Mixed Berry Oatmeal

Serves 5

Adapted from Eat Good 4 Life

  • 2 1/4 cups old-fasioned oats
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ (or flax seed meal)
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 2 cups frozen fruit
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

In a pot, combine oats, milk, coconut milk, sugar, and wheat germ.  Bring to a boil and stirring occasionally cook for about 10-15 minutes until liquid is absorbed.  Add in the egg whites, frozen fruit and vanilla and stir.  Heat through and then serve.  Sprinkle with toasted slivered almonds if desired.

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