Hi guys, happy Thursday!!
Yesterday was an extremely long day…like over 12 hours long…hump days can be a little rough sometimes, am I right? But no matter, we’re getting closer and closer to the weekend woooo!
By request, a friend of mine on Facebook asked me to post the recipe for the oatmeal I ate on Tuesday, (which was delicious by the way). She’s another blogger and college student like me, and we actually grew up on the same street back home and attended the same grammar and high school! Small world, isn’t it? Check out Gabby’s fabulous healthy living blog HERE.
How could I decline her offer, just another excuse to talk more about my favorite fruit, strawberries! Did you know that 1 cup of strawberries houses 113% of Vitamin C, 28% manganese (which reduces bloating), and 11.5% of fiber? BOOYAH. About 10 almonds contributes 6 grams of healthy fat and 3 grams of protein.
If this breakfast doesn’t scream “balance”, I don’t know what does.
This recipe was inspired by Lauren’s stovetop version, but I added a few things so it would power me through the morning. (A girl can’t live on 5 grams of protein alone!) I need at least 15 grams of protein in my breakfast. That’s on an off-day too…on days where I’m going all day long, 20 grams is the perfect amount!
This sweetness of the strawberries pair perfectly with the nuttiness of the almond extract aaaand the raw almonds! PERFECTION.
Strawberry Almond Baked Oatmeal
(inspired by The Oatmeal Artist’s version)
- Serves: 1
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 20 min
- Total Time: 30 min
1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp pure almond extract
3 tbsp. Liquid Egg Whites (or 1 egg white)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
10 raw almonds, very roughly chopped
5 strawberries, hulled and quartered
- Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit and spray a single serve baking dish or ramekin with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl, add Greek yogurt, almond extract, and egg whites and mix well to combine.
- Next add oats, baking powder, salt, and almonds to the liquids and stir until just combined. Now add the strawberries and fold them in.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and bake for about 20 minutes.
- Enjoy! 🙂
You’ve already seen this picture, but here it is again….it’s just that good…
Go make it.
Why are you still here?!?
Have a thrilling Thursday!!! 🙂 XOXO
Don’t forget to visit my friend Gabby’s blog!