GOLDEN MILK WARM, COZY & CREAMY 5-MINUTE OATS, anyone?
I’m pretty sure you answered yes to the above-mentioned question, which is why you made it this far (Okay, it’s not that far in, but you know what I mean, you continued reading because you were down with this recipe, right?).
Today, I was craving something warm for lunch because it’s COLD AF. It’s supposed to get a lot warmer in Montreal this week, but let’s just say that today was a typical winter day in the neighbourhood & I was feeling all the warm & cozy feels! OH & yes, I did say I was craving something warm for LUNCH. To answer your question: yes, I had breakfast for lunch & I’m not mad at it!
So by the title of this post, you know it’s a warm bowl of oatmeal, BUT WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW IS JUST HOW CREAMY, THICK, RICH, SWEET, SAVOURY, INDULGENT, DELICIOUS & COMFORTING it is! Now that I got all those adjectives off my chest, you know!
This bowl of oats is also (& most importantly) SO NUTRITIOUS, it makes me all kinds of happy (happy dance kind of happy!!!)
What’s in it?
Let me explain!
Oats: antioxidants, fibre, plant protein, heart, skin & immune health & full of B1, magnesium & zinc
Coconut milk: lowers blood pressure & cholesterol, builds muscle, electrolyte content helps to fight fatigue, improves digestion & controls blood sugar
Honey: antioxidants, immune-boosting, vitamin C, skin & gut health
Turmeric: anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, heart healthy & prevents certain cancers
Ginger: boosts immunity, healthy digestion & anti-inflammatory
Cinnamon: antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, fights diabetes, protects brain function, fights infection
Pumpkin seeds: healthy omega-3s, antioxidants, magnesium, protein, zinc, promote restful sleep (due to tryptophan content) & liver health & anti-diabetic
Tart cherries: muscle recovery, natural melatonin, improves sleep, antioxidants & vitamin C
Hemp hearts: plant protein, perfect balance of omega 3 & 6, vitamin E & antioxidants!
Now that you know just how nutritious this bowl of oats is, why don’t I reveal the quantities ’cause you know… it’s kind of necessary… right? AND THIS IS A FOOD BLOG AFTER ALL!!!
- 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup organic light coconut milk
- 1/2 tbsp. raw organic honey
- 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp. Ceylon cinnamon
- Black pepper sprinkle
- OPTIONAL: 1/2 tsp. pure organic vanilla extract
- TOPPINGS: Raw organic pumpkin seeds, dried organic dark tart cherries, hemp hearts & Ceylon cinnamon
- Add all the ingredients to a small skillet & bring to a boil.
- Once boiled, reduce heat to medium-low & simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed & oats are creamy, about 5 min.
- Pour oats into a bowl, top with desired toppings & enjoy warm!