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Lazy Sunday: Healthy Breakfast with Kath Eats

 

This Sunday, our foodie friend Kath Younger, the blogger behind Kath Eats, shares her delicious Strawberries and cream oatmeal recipe – the perfect brunch for a lazy Sunday.

Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal

Oatmeal, Almond Nuts & Strawberries

 

Serves:
1

Ingredients
1/4 cup Scottish oatmeal (or sub rolled oats)
1 cup 2% milk
1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp shredded coconut
1 tbsp dry roasted almonds, chopped

It’s strawberry season! And they are as sweet, juicy and flavorful as ever. I love cooked fruit – grilled, baked, as a compote. So when strawberry season rolls around, I send them right into my oatmeal.

Strawberry on a metal table

In an effort to make the creamiest bowl of oatmeal there is, I turned steel cut oats into Scottish-style oatmeal by chopping them in the food processor for about a minute. {Keep going and you’ll eventually get oat flour.}

Dry Oats in Food Processor

This increases the surface area, which reduces cooking time and allows more of the oat starch to seep out.

Photos of Oats

I always make my oatmeal with milk to get the best texture and most satiety with breakfast. At 8 grams of high-quality protein per cup, organic cow’s milk is my milk of choice. Water yields watery oatmeal and has no protein, fat or nutrients, so milk it is for the balanced bowl!

Add a little extra cottage cheese, and this is one creamy bowl of oats!

Strawberries & Cream in Saucepan

For toppings I added almonds and a sprinkle of coconut for some healthy fats.

Rather than starting your day with all carbs and ending with a big plate of protein-heavy meat for dinner, spreading protein out evenly throughout the day will not only keep your appetite in check, but it also optimizes metabolic processes in your body. A great balance of protein, carbs and fat is what keeps me most satisfied all morning long, and this bowl clocks in with 23 grams of protein. Pair it with milk in your coffee or a small latte, and you’ve got over 25 grams of protein for breakfast.

Read more at http://www.katheats.com/strawberries-n-cream-oatmeal#6jeCoJWxr7eoalve.99

 

 

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