I like fueling, filling breakfasts for the kids and I. It keeps the snacksters and cravings at bay; plus I love loading up my meals with nutrients for maximum effect. I love Arbonne protein shakes for that reason – my fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals all in 1 glass; but it’s been so cold lately that I really have not wanted to even think about a shake. I was thinking a lot about how to make my shakes warm (it just doesn’t sound very appetizing) and I thought to convert to oatmeal. I try and we are hooked on this stuff!
The recipe is quick, easy, not loaded with sugar (like many quick to make ones on the market) and makes quite a bit so you will have some leftovers (which is what you want). Store in the fridge (it will harden up a bit) and when you want to eat again, take a bit out of the container and put into a saucepan at medium heat. Add about ¼ cup to ½ cup hemp milk and stir until nice a creamy…takes about 5 minutes, which is great for hectic mornings when you’re trying to get the kids and yourself out the door. Put it in a transportable container, load up with seed butter and superfood toppings and you are out the door with a fueling breakfast to chomp on in traffic.
I love Arbonne’s Protein Powder because it’s vegan, has a low glycemic index, is formulated with non-GMO ingredients, and each serving features 20g of plant-based protein and more than 20 essential vitamins and minerals. Adding the Fiber Boost to the mix just makes it even better – flavorless, soluble, and derived from grains, fruits, and plants; each serving contains 12g of fiber supporting GI health as most of us just don’t get enough fiber from our food.
My go-to toppings are sunflower seed butter (I am so addicted to this stuff! If you haven’t tried it, get your hands on some asap!), fresh blueberries (if in season), goji berries, my homemade granola (has tons of superfoods in it), and a sprinkle of himalayan pink sea salt. What are your favorite toppings for oatmeal?
Regular Oats – 2 cups
Coconut milk, full fat – 14 oz can
Alkaline water – 2 cups
Hemp milk – ½ cup
Arbonne Vanilla Protein Shake Mix – 2 scoops
Arbonne Chai Protein Shake Mix – 1 scoop
Arbonne Fiber Boost – 2 scoops
Coconut Oil – 1 Tbsp
Cinnamon – 1 tsp
Nutmeg – ½ tsp
Himalayan pink sea salt – a pinch
almond butter, pumpkin seed butter, sunflower seed butter, honey, granola, pepitas, goji berries, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp hearts, pecans, walnuts, cacao nibs, or anything else delicious
saucepan with lid
Put oats, cinnamon, cloves, and salt into saucepan and turn heat on to medium. Toast for about 5 minutes. Add protein powder, fiber boost, coconut milk, hemp milk, coconut oil, and alkaline water. Stir gently until well combined and no lumps (slightly smashing them against the side of the pot to break up. Put lid on, turn heat to low and let simmer for about 10 minutes until smooth, creamy, and oats are cooked through. Serve in a bowl and top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!