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.
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.
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.