Bright Green Oats
Don’t ask me why, but the idea of starting the day with a handful of greens mixed into my breakfast makes me really excited. Not to mention looking down into this colorful bowl seems to be another “feel good” way to start the day, it just looks happy.
It’s like my breakfast bowl is smiling at me. And I’ll take a smile any and every place I can get one:).
Now let me begin by saying that I can not take the credit for blending spinach into my morning oats. This bright green bowl of oats was inspired by Polly over at Yoga is Yummy. I recently discovered Polly’s blog and have already bookmarked a handful of her simple recipes that I would like to try. If you guys like my clean, simple and delicious style in the kitchen then you are definitely going to want to check out Polly’s Recipe Page.
I used my standard recipe for some quick microwaved oats (which I demonstrate in my Oats “101″ video) and then, using a hand blender, mixed in the spinach. And you know what, you can’t even taste the spinach… you seriously don’t even know it’s in there.
It’s basically the same concept as adding a few greens into a fruit smoothie, the color changes a bit, but as long as you don’t get too carried away with the amount of greens you use, you’ll never know they’re there. You could really use this little technique with any bowl of hot breakfast cereal.
Do you guys have any good tips or tricks when it comes to getting some greens into your morning meals? I would love to have a few more ideas in my back pocket!!