Recently, I have been on the hunt for compassionate recipes that are good for the planet, my family, and the animals, (that also happen to taste fantastic). I have tried many recipes; some good, some terrible, and some that were so good, I have experimented with it and made some variations.
Not too long ago, my dear friend Brittny invited me and my son over her house for a play-date with her daughter. About an hour into our rendezvous, Brittny offered a snack to us: oatmeal.
Now, please don’t click out of this recipe just yet! Most people think of oatmeal as that mush that comes prepackaged, has a bland flavor, and it’s just not good. I would have to agree. I was not a huge fan of oatmeal before Brittny introduced me to how she treats it, making it one of the most simple, delicious, and easy-to-make recipes that my taste buds ever laid their eyes on, (if my taste buds had eyes that is). Such as simple, boring dish instantly becomes a powerhouse of flavor and nutrition if the right ingredients are added. Brittny’s oatmeal was a revolution for me. I instantly went home and started creating my own variations of this oatmeal, (still using most of the ingredients that she uses).
Check out this cruelty-free, Power Oaties recipe below! Always remember to help out our animal friends and the planet by always remembering to eat kindly!
A slight variation of an original recipe by Brittny Hopwood
-Recipe feeds two people
Rolled oats (1 cup)
Almond milk (1 ½- 2 cups)
Organic maple syrup (1 Tablespoon)
Vanilla extract (1/2 teaspoon)
Organic Peanut Butter (1 Tablespoon)
*Maca Root Powder (1/2-1 teaspoon) *optional
*Brown sugar (1 teaspoon)
Cinnamon (1 Tablespoon)
Favorite fruit, i.e. blueberries, bananas, apples (As much as you want!)
-Heat almond milk in a sauce pan on medium heat.
-Add vanilla extract, maca root powder, and maple syrup to almond milk and stir until maca powder is pretty dissolved.
-Heat until mixture first starts to boil and then remove from heat.
-Add rolled oats and stir.
-When the oats become soft from almond milk mixture, add peanut butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir well.
-Pour oatmeal into bowls for serving.
-Add favorite fruit, (bananas are a personal favorite).