Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal


The nuttiness of the oats, the creaminess of the milk, and the sweetness of the strawberries make a killer combination of healthy and sweet.

1/2 cup rolled oats cooked with 1.5 cups of water
2-3 tsp. ground flax seeds
1/8- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup 1% organic milk
Sliced strawberries — as many as you like! I used about 6.
1 tsp. sugar, honey or agave

Cook the oats with 1.5 cups of water until the oats are fluffy and all the water has disappeared (I do this by cooking it for 2 minutes in the microwave, stirring, and cooking it for 2 more minutes.)

Add the ground flax seed and cinnamon to the cooked oats while they are still hot. Stir to combine.

Add the milk (you can add as much milk as you like – I use about 1/2 a cup to give the oats a nice creamy consistency) and the sugar/honey/agave. Stir to combine.

Stir in the sliced strawberries, allowing them to melt in the hot oatmeal. Top with a few additional strawberry slices and serve.