we wilkins' are breakfast lovers. for our kids, who rarely eat more than the mandatory two bites at dinner, breakfast cannot come fast enough & is much anticipated. once kai ate 3 large bowls of steel cut oats, a scrambled egg, 2 bananas, a pear & 2 pieces of peanut butter toast. these kids are like breakfast camels. they gorge on breakfast & then eat hardly anything for the rest of the day.
one eyed monsters, fortified french toast, green eggs & ham and scrambled egg muffins... and then repeat. i can get through our whole breakfast repertoire in almost a week which saddens a creative soul like me. so much breakfast potential. and so i took on the challenge to expand our repertoire of the grandest meal of the day and i found this super cool recipe that was a real hit. the possibilities are endless!
"summer porridge": blueberry maple
overnight, no cook refrigerator oatmeal
strengths of recipe: high in protein, calcium & fibre, low in fat & sugar
1/4 cup uncooked old fashion rolled oats
1/3 cup skim milk (i used goat)
1/4 cup low fat greek yogurt (i used vanilla greek yogurt)
1-1/2 tsp dried chia seeds (you can get these little health boosters at the bulk barn but they are not essential to the recipe if you don't include them)
2 tsp pure maple syrup
1/4 cup blueberries (or enough to fill jar)
* i used half pint mason jars & they worked perfectly!
in a half pint (1 cup) jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds & maple syrup. put lid on jar & shake until well combined. remove lid, add blueberries & stir until mixed throughout. return lid to jar & refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. eat chilled.
* these were really filling... i made three half pint jars & they lasted for two breakfasts, which was a miracle in this household!
other fantastic flavours are: mango almond, apple cinnamon, banana cocoa, banana peanut butter (* learned about this awesome but impossible product to get called PB2 - powered peanut butter with all of the protein & 85% of the fat removed, does anyone know where to get this?), raspberry vanilla
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we loved blueberry maple & tomorrow we're trying raspberry vanilla soon followed by all the rest!