Did you know that Oatmeal, Yogurt and Cinnamon all boost your metabolism? I use to love the little Quaker Oatmeal packets, but they are full of sugar, preservatives and thickening agents, not a smart choice! So I made my favorite flavor and added Greek yogurt to make it creamy and cinnamon just because I love it so much. Don’t be put off by the balsamic vinegar, it sweetens the strawberries without adding any sugar.
One more point, did you know that you can decrease your allergies by eating a little local honey everyday? So if you have allergies head out to your local farmers market for some honey. This recipe is a great way of getting your daily dose of natural allergy meds.
Makes 2 bowls of Oatmeal-
1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon- you can also toss a cinnamon stick in w/ the boiling water
1/2 cup chopped Strawberries- fresh or frozen defrosted
1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbsp Greek Yogurt
1/2 tsp good Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Honey
In a small pot boil 1 2/3 cup water. Once boiling add the oatmeal and cinnamon and bring the heat down to low. While the oatmeal absorbs all the cinnamon scented water get on with the strawberries.
In a small bowl combine strawberries and balsamic vinegar and with the back of a fork smash and mix until you have strawberry mush (very technical term) then add the yogurt, vanilla and honey and mix well.
Once the water and oatmeal are absorbed and add in the strawberry mixture and stir until all combined, let thicken for a minute or so, remove from heat and serve with a smile
Each serving has:
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