Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal

I eat oatmeal a lot. This morning when I realized I was out of fresh blueberries, raisins or dried fruit of any kind to "spice" up my breakfast, I got creative.
A few minutes later, my breakfast was ready, and it's so good I wanted to share!
A cellphone snapshot of breakfast! Yum!

Last week I made a batch of strawberry sauce (recipe here!) to use up a few pints of berries purchased for a birthday party I ended up not attending. Since it's fruit, I tried pouring it over oatmeal.

It's delicious!

This is so easy, I'm not even going to call it a recipe. While preparing one serving of plain oatmeal, toss in 2 tablespoons of milled flax seed. This adds 3 grams of protein to your breakfast and a healthy dose of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Those are the buggers responsible for reducing inflammation in the body and improving memory. You can get Omega 3's in higher doses from eating fatty fish such as salmon, tuna or trout, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. More importantly, flax seed gives the oatmeal a slightly nutty taste.

Finally, pour the oatmeal into a bowl and pour a generous amount of strawberry sauce on top. That's it! No butter or sugar needed. Serve with a tall glass of milk (soy, rice, cow or whatever you prefer!) to complete the strawberry shortcake experience.

Sure, this isn't like having dessert, but it's darn good for a healthy breakfast.

So, have you been munching on strawberries lately? They are plentiful and cheap in the midwest right now. Share your favorite strawberry related snack, recipe or creation in the comments below! I've been slicing berries and topping them with locally-raised creamed honey. Mmmmm....

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living

Want to browse some of my older posts? Check out:
Oatmeal Makeover! 5 Oatmeal Combinations
How to Eat Flax Seed
Is Cinnamon a Health Food?

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14 comments:

  1. I love all your ideas...I'm referring your blog to my daughter, Rana. She is constantly trying new healthy foods and snacks. I think you'd enjoy her blog as well--it is newfoundlandlove.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you! I will stop by her blog and check it out! ~Angela

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    2. Loving Rana's blog! Following now! Thx!

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  2. The porriage sounds wonderful, especially with strawberry sauce. I eat my oats raw, mixed in with bran flakes and drizzled with honey every morning. The honey is the only sweet thing I eat all day. I'd like to try flax seed in th mix. If it doesn't work raw, I could toast it.

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    1. I have never tried oats raw, except in a granola bar. I will add this to my list of things to try. Thanks! ~Angela

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  3. We have been enjoying smoothies with strawberries that we picked and froze. I am really bad about measuring and writing it down so I don't really have a recipe. We just toss coconut milk or nut blend drink, frozen strawberries, bananas, pineapple juice and/or sometimes greek yogurt.(some ice cubes too)It's so refreshing especially on a 90 degree day!

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    1. Your smoothie sounds sooo yummy! I forget about using coconut milk. Great reminder! ~Angela

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  4. Hello, I couldn't find your email, but I gave you a Kreativ Blogger award!

    Jolie

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    1. Thank you, Jolie! My post is now up and active! :) ~Angela

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  5. Yum! That sounds delicious. Love oatmeal, love strawberries...double bonus. Yes, I have been loving some strawberries lately. Just finished eating a big container of them a few days ago. Nothing special to it...just ate them au naturale. :)

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    1. I've been doing that too! For the last 2 weeks a quart-box has been 99 cents!!! Strawberry overload! YUM! ~Angela

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  6. I think this is something my husband would like. I'll have to tell him about it. Thanks for sharing your breakfast creation. Looks yummy!
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  7. I love oatmeal too!!! So easy too..... Quick oats + boiling water + fruit, raisins, granola..... Anything you want!! What's not to love?? :)

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