This oatmeal is “boosted” with protein from egg whites and Greek yogurt to help keep you satisfied all morning. With fiber from whole grain oats and blueberries, it’s a win-win.
⅓ cup old fashioned oats 3 T liquid egg whites or 1 egg ⅔ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk ½ -¾ tsp cinnamon ½ -¾ tsp vanilla extract Stevia, honey, brown sugar or other sweetener of choice (optional) ½ cup blueberries ¼ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
In a tall microwave safe bowl, combine oats, almond milk, egg whites, cinnamon and vanilla and mix well. Microwave on high for approx. 4-5 minutes until slightly runny but most of liquid is absorbed. Stir and add most of blueberries, reserving about 10 to use as a garnish later. Let sit for a minute or two. Add yogurt on top and garnish with remaining blueberries.
Serves 1 (with egg whites and without added sweetener) 240 calories, 4g fat, .4g sat fat, 214mg sodium, 5.6g fiber, 12.5g sugar, 15g protein
Tips and twists: If you want a super large bowl of oatmeal, try adding an additional ½ cup of water and cooking for a few extra minutes. Watch closely, but the water will absorb as the oatmeal grows. Use as little sweetener as possible, there’s no sense in loading these delicious whole foods with added sugars or chemicals.