As I mentioned in this post, I decided to challenge myself to making thirty breakfasts from my Pinterest board: Favorite Meal of the Day. After a crazy hectic week (last week) I realized I’d better get a start on this challenge if I were to keep my word on this challenge.
That said, this morning I cooked up a bowl of Green Monster Oats.
For those of you who are new to the term ‘Green Monster’ – don’t run! I promise that a delicious meal is in store for you if you can just look past the color.
When you see that bright green bowl, think, “Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Iron, Calicum, Magnesium!”
There are SO many benefits to eating spinach and what a great way to get a serving or more of vegetables in at breakfast!The original pin (recipe courtesy of Oh She Glows):
My Review: This ‘Green Monster’ inspired take on morning oats was just delicious! While I didn’t follow the recipe exactly (I didn’t have Chia seeds so I used 2 egg whites to thicken the oatmeal instead – I also made them in the morning instead of doing ‘overnight’ oats), I assume it was pretty close to the real thing!
Green Monster Oats
1 large handful fresh spinach
1 large ripe banana
1.5 tbsp chia seeds (necessary for thickening – I used 2 egg whites instead!)
1 cup almond milk
1/3 cup regular, rolled oats
In a blender, blend together the spinach, banana, chia seeds (or egg whites), and almond milk until smooth.In a cereal bowl, add the oats and then pour the smoothie on top. Stir well until combined. Add toppings if you wish. I added 1 packet of Truvia sweetener to mine Bon Appetit!
What do you think? Would you (or have you) try Green Monster Oats?