It’s Spring Break ya’ll! Are all you college students enjoying a break from the old study grind? I, for one, have been trying all kinds of new things this week (sleeping in, creating new recipes, avoiding all forms of work). However, we are not here today to discuss the joys of spring break! No sir, I am here to give you a breakfast idea that you can try next week when school starts back! That being said, are you ready for another installment in the homemade oatmeal series!? I know I am! This recipe is quick, easy, and customizable! It gives you a serving of fruit, grains, fiber, and protein, all in one bowl of goodness. Why did I start making homemade oatmeal, you may ask? Previously on this blog I have outlined the health concerns regarding packaged oatmeal, so, I will not make you suffer through another diatribe against this artificial atrocity. Instead, we will be recreating the old packaged classics in a whole new, healthier way! Remember those fruit & cream packets? That beloved old Strawberries and Cream flavor? Well, today I’m going to show you how simple it is to recreate it, and how much more delicious the fresh version is. You can totally change this recipe up by adding different fruits or different types of sugar, its completely up to you! Now, onto the recipe….

The Ingredients: 1/3 cup quick oats, 3/4 cup water, 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk, 3 medium to large strawberries, 1 tbsp. organic strawberry jam, 1 tbsp. organic granulated sugar.

In a small pot over medium heat, add the oats and water. Meanwhile, remove the tops of the strawberries and chop them finely. Set aside. When the oats have absorbed most of the water, add the almond milk. Reduce the heat to low and cook for about three minutes. Turn off the heat, add the sugar and jam, and stir to combine. Pour the oatmeal into a serving bowl and top with the chopped strawberries. Serve immediately, and enjoy! Makes one serving.

A meal with simple beauty, and a nostalgic flavor, what could be better?

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