I love starting my day out with a metabolism boosting breakfast, so my go to is oatmeal. Oatmeal is so incredibly good for you, it raises your metabolism, lowers your cholesterol and protects against diabetes and heart disease. I know it gets a bad wrap on texture and flavor, that’s why I implore you to go get some good Old Fashioned Oats. The Quick Oats are the paste like Oatmeal, the Old Fashioned or Steel Cut they are so much better, bigger and have a completely different consistency.
I start with the oatmeal and find another metabolism boosting ingredient, I add cinnamon and apples to my Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, Greek yogurt and cinnamon to my Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal. This recipe I added the almonds which are a big metabolism booster, add a cup of green tea or coffee and you just added even more metabolism boosting goodness.
Makes one serving-
1/8 cup Slivered Almonds
1/2 cup Oatmeal (Old Fashioned or Steel Cut)
1 tbsp Dried Cherries
1/2 tsp Pure Almond Extract
2 tsp Honey
Toast the almonds in a skillet on medium heat just flip and flip until they are slightly toasted and remove to a plate… don’t worry they will toast up a little more while they cool.
In a small sauce pan bring a cup of water to a boil, add the oatmeal and cherries, reduce to low and stir occasionally until the water is all absorbed. Once water is absorbed add the almond extract, 1 1/2 tsp honey and stir. Place in a pretty dish (my great grandmother’s here) drizzle the last 1/2 tsp of honey over the tops, then add the almonds and enjoy.
I have to tell you all, out if all my oatmeal recipes I think this one is my best one so far. I just LOVE the hint of almond extract in every bite. It was so delicious I will be looking forward to making it again tomorrow morning. I hope you all enjoy this dish as much as I did
This is a BIG breakfast, cutting in half is advised for sissies.