By Marina Di Loreto

Breakfast is just as important as a good night’s sleep! Paired together, these simple flavors boast a delicious (and nutritious) first meal of the day! Or eat it as a snack – the choices are endless.

Grape and Almond Butter Oatmeal

Ingredients:

1/3 cup milk of choice + 2/3 cup of water (I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)

1/2 cup rolled oats

Pinch of salt

2 tbsp. plain, nonfat Greek yogurt

10 red or green seedless grapes, halved

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

3 tbsp. liquid egg whites (or 1 egg white)

1 heaping tsp. raw almond butter

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring milk and water to a boil
  2. Add oats and pinch of salt, and reduce heat to medium and stir
  3. After about a minute, add in the Greek yogurt, stirring until no clumps of yogurt remain
  4. Add in grapes, saving some of the halves as toppings, if you’d like
  5. Wait a few minutes for the mixture to thicken, then add in vanilla extract and cinnamon
  6. Stir until everything is combined
  7. When the mixture has thickened and looks just about done, reduce heat to low and slowly pour in egg whites
  8. Whisk until all traces of “white” are gone (be patient, this could take a little arm work!)
  9. Transfer to a bowl and top with more grapes and almond butter
  10. ENJOY! 🙂

 

 

Marina is  a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, dancer, college student, health enthusiast, and self-diagnosed oatmeal addict. Her blog, A Dancer’s Live-It, is all about living a life that’s healthy without going on a DIEt. In order to truly appreciate the benefits of health, you have to change your lifestyle, so therefore LIVEit.

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