Not Your Average Oatmeal

I can hardly call this concoction a “recipe,” but it is so easy and quick to make and tastes absolutely delicious that I had to share it nonetheless! I’ve been eating this for breakfast every morning all week and it truly gives me the energy I need to focus be productive. Speaking of focus, healthy food really does affect our brains and concentration. On mornings when I have a breakfast like this I feel so energized, not only physically but also mentally.

I wanted to make sure to be including oatmeal in my diet is because I’ve been reading how it’s great for breastfeeding moms and increasing milk supply. I don’t have a supply problem (my daughter is in the 97th percentile! ha!) but growth spurts seem to come on so quickly that I want to be proactive and be able to keep up with her needs. Although some sources say that there’s no scientific evidence to support that oatmeal boots milk supply, I figure it can’t hurt and it’s healthy anyway!

So here the steps for the yummiest oatmeal I’ve ever had:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup shelled walnuts
  • 1/4 cup whole milk plain yogurt
  • drizzle maple syrup

Instructions

  • Mix oats and water and cook according to instructions (I just microwaved mine for 2 minutes)
  • Add walnuts, yogurt, and maple syrup
  • Stir and enjoy!

Oatmeal

I should say that you absolutely do not have to be a breastfeeding mom to enjoy this yummy meal! Even my two-year son old loved it this morning; in fact, I had to make a second bowl because he ate my entire serving!