All right, here is a break from the ordinary: a recipe! Yes, a recipe for one of my favorite breakfasts. It is easy to make. And it sticks with you through the morning.
It originally came from a book called The New American Diet which isn't so new anymore. It is one of those recipes that I have made enough times that I have almost it memorized. Here it goes.
2 or 3 cups of uncooked oatmeal, depending on how many you need to feed
1 or 2 cups of milk, water, rice milk, etc. (your choice there)
Put these in a large mixing bowl, mix together, cover with plastic and let it soak overnight in the fridge.
The next morning, mix the the oatmeal with:
3/4 cup of plain yogurt
1 or 2 small to medium apples, cut into chunks
1/2 cup of raisins or dried cranberries
1/4 cup of chopped nuts (I like soaked almonds)
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons of wheat germ
Dash of cinnamon to taste
Sweeten with 1/4 cup of sugar or other sweetener such as brown sugar, agave or honey to taste
I love this stuff! I have a hard time stopping at one bowl. If you try it, let me know if you like it.