I love breakfast! So much so that, I went to bed last night dreaming of what I would have in the morning. A bowl of oatmeal…loaded with sweet bright red strawberries and creamy yogurt. Yep, that would be it! Now, if you know me, you know I love my sleep. My guys are night owls, but not me. I’m the first in pjs, laying in bed, and love to sleep in. With thoughts of Strawberries N’ Cream Oatmeal stirring in my head…this is one of the first times I actually want sleep to go by fast!
I say it all the time…I love oatmeal. My love for oatmeal began when I was a kid. I loved those little bags of Quaker Instant Oatmeal. They were one thing I could make on my own and Strawberries N’ Cream was always my favorite.
But, now I think of those little bags with sad, dehydrated strawberries and know I can make my own delicious Strawberries N’ Cream Oatmeal.
Strawberries are among my most favorite fruits. A long time ago, we lived in California and near our home where strawberry fields. I would love to drive pass those fields with the windows rolled down. The air was full of the sweet scent of fresh berries. It was magical!
Strawberries have been studied for years and their health benefits are fantastic! Strawberries are a deliciously rich source of vitamin C. This vitamin C functions as an antioxidant which can help prevent oxidative damage to cells. Strawberries also have heart health benefits. They can help reduce the risk of hypertension and inflammation which can lower your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Sliced Strawberries (1 cup)
Vitamin C 98mg
Vitamin A 20 IU
Hot creamy old-fashioned oats with firm, sweet strawberries, and a dollop of creamy Greek yogurt is my childhood favorite elevated to adulthood. Oats provide whole grain fiber and Greek yogurt has protein, combined together to keep you feeling and ready to meet the day.
- 1¾ cup water
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup almond milk
- 3 tsp light brown sugar
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
- ½ cup 0% plain greek yogurt
- In a medium saucepan heat water to a boil.
- Add oat and cook on a low-boil for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar and milk.
- Stir in fresh strawberries
- Divide oatmeal into individual bowls and top each with a dollop of greek yogurt.