Making oatmeal for breakfast is simple and takes no time if you have the ingredients ready to use. If you have a microwave oven it’s even faster, allowing you to start the day with whole ingredients and a sodium free breakfast. I grew up eating any kind of packaged cereals in France. They were OK but dry and contained for the most part, added sugar.
How I discovered this oatmeal, banana, berry and whole milk recipe
When moving to Austin TX, I met a friend from Ecuador, Geovanny. We did many bike rides together on Saturday mornings around the Texas foothills, and one team relay race, Muddy Buddy. That race took riders through relays of runs and mountain bike sections. It was fun. When I visited Geovanny’s house before we left, he was usually finishing a bowl of oat meal. He recommended it as a good breakfast option for athletes: full of energy and fiber, no added sugar, easy to digest.
Finally, there are many ways to make oatmeal and to pair it with fruits or other ingredients. This oatmeal, banana, berry and whole milk recipe can be done any day of the week and will keep you active all morning, and much longer if you happen to skip a meal.
This oatmeal, banana, berry and whole milk recipe takes under 10 minutes to make and provides energy for athletes and active people with no added sugar.
- 0.5 cup Plain, natural, unflavored oatmeal
- 0.75 cup Water
- 1 banana
- 3 strawberries
- 10 raspberries
- 0.25 cup cold whole milk
Place the oatmeal in a large bowl and add the water. Use a large enough bowl to account for the fact that the oatmeal will boil in the microwave while cooking, which will make its level rise significantly. Using a large bowl will prevent overflowing.
Microwave at maximum heat for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. In the meantime, rinse the berries and slice the banana and strawberries in small chunks.
Remove the hot bowl carefully and place it on your table.
Add the fruits on top, then at the end, add the cold milk on top. Mix a little with a spoon before eating.
If you want a bit more sweetness, add honey.