Biggest Loser Berry-licious Oatmeal

So… I wish there was a way to make oatmeal look more attractive in pictures… I love oatmeal but it is just not very pretty.
ANYWAYS.
I love picking up cookbooks at the thrift store and sometimes I end up really scoring. The other day I found the Biggest Loser, 6 Weeks to a Healthier You (found HERE). I’m really happy that I picked it up for $1 cause there are some awesome recipes in it! There’s also a lot of basic health information and some workout stuff if you’re just starting on your journey & need something to get your feet under you (make sure to look for it at a thrift store first 😉 )

This breakfast is really easy and really filling. Like I’m not even hungry for lunch yet and I ate it 4 hours ago… so yeah. Steel Cut Oats for the win. If you’ve never tried steel cut before, pick some up at the grocery store and give it a go. They have a nuttier flavor and hold their shape better so it doesn’t get as mushy (if you will). Keep in mind though that it takes quite a bit longer to cook- I always just put mine in the rice cooker the night before, and spoon it out in the morning. So freaking easy and requires like 2 minutes of work to get it ready to eat.
Recipe Adapted from The Biggest Loser; 6 Weeks to a Healthier You 
Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup cooked steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • splash of butter extract
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 packet Truvia or other natural sweetener (I used Stevia in the Raw- see below)

Directions: 

  • Combine the oats, berries, vanilla, almond milk, and sweetener in a bowl and stir well.
  • Microwave for 1-2 minutes and serve

Nutritional information: 
220 calories; 7 g protein; 39 g carbs; 8 g sugar; 4 g fat; 7 g fiber; 50 mg sodium 

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These all natural sweenter packets are sold in most grocery stores- they can be a little pricey but usually the box comes with a lot of packets- for me, its worth it. You can also pick up a liquid version of stevia or agave and use that as a sweenter- those are both delicious too!

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