They say Breakfast is a very important meal of the day and I know that lot of you ladies, like me, do not feel like cooking breakfast in the morning. I am definitely not a morning person and that is why I skip breakfast sometime because I just don’t feel like cooking as soon as I get up. I tried making eggs and toast for sometime but I just didn’t feel like doing it in the morning. So I ended up eating the leftover dinner for breakfast because all I had to do was just heat it in the microwave and it’s ready.
But for the past week, I have been thinking of going back to being healthy. I have lost the way ever since I came back from our trip to India. I stopped keeping my eye on the food I eat and suddenly I realized that some of the clothes feel tight on me and that is not good. So I ended up looking for ideas to get back to being healthy.
And lo behold, I found a health blog called Running with Spoons and I am getting ideas from her recipes and I love it. I kind of tweaked her recipe to what I had in my pantry and I made this oatmeal smoothie and ever since I am addicted to drinking them in the morning and I don’t feel hungry for at least 3 hours and that is great.
- 1/2 cup Trader Joe's Organic Multi-grain Hot Cereal
- 1/2 cup Whole milk
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 tbsp Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 2 tsp Cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp Honey
- Place all the ingredients in a container and soak them overnight.
- The next morning, just add them to the blender and blend till they have a smooth consistency.
- Add additional water if you think it is too thick.
And there it is a yummy morning breakfast which I have been drinking with variations each day. Some days I add fruits or dates or almond butter, etc. I think this is one of my favorite, easy and quick breakfast in the morning.