key lime pie oatmeal

As of right now I have about 3 hours until I have to teach Body Pump, and I know maybe half of the choreography. So why wouldn’t I be making funky oatmeal and blogging it? I need to get my act together.

I like oatmeal. A lot.

Limes? Ehhh..

I’m more of a lemon person.

I also associate limes with tequila, which I despise. I think I had it once, and never will again. Not my thang. Ship any complimentary alcohol to our resident mixologist, Sheila.

Or it could be because I overdosed on green Skittles in 7th grade when someone told me they make your boobs grow. They don’t.

So generally, not big on lime flavored things. But these oats I can roll with.

Pun intended.

 

Key Lime Pie Oatmeal

adapted from Live Well 360

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 cup skim milk

1/2 cup water

1/2 medium banana, sliced

3-4 tablespoons Greek yogurt (I used Vanilla flavored Chobani)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp sugar

juice and zest of one lime

1 graham cracker, crumbled

 

Bring the oatmeal, water, and milk to a simmer on medium heat. Once they’re bubbling, add the banana and whisk in until the banana breaks down and is incorporated. Turn heat to low.

 

Mix Greek yogurt, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, lime zest, and juice of half of the lime until combined.

 

Add the other 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, and the rest of the lime juice to your oatmeal. Remove from heat.

Pour into a bowl and top with yogurt mixture, graham cracker, and lime wedge for garnish. Sprinkle additional sugar on top if you want it sweeter.

This is a nice balance of tart and sweet, and really filling. I didn’t even finish it because I was getting full and wanted to save room for a slice of beer bread.

You know, so I could tell you if it’s still good the next day. Which it is. Microwave for 25 seconds with a nice schmear of butter. If you insist on alcohol for breakfast this is MUCH better than Beerios, I assure you.

But the oatmeal might still be your best bet.

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