Oatmeal is a great way to healthfully start your day, but it's not a jump-out-of-bed breakfast.
I've been adding various mix-ins, and boy, I've been excited about my morning meal lately!
My oatmeal base is 1/2 cup oatmeal and 3/4 cup water. I nuke it for 90 seconds, and it's just the right consistency for the following additions.
Apple Pie a la mode:
2 Tbsp. skim milk, 1 small apple cut in chunks, 2 packets of sweetener, dash of cinnamon
Almond Joy Bar:
2 Tbsp. skim milk, 1/4 cup coconut toasted for 30 seconds in the microwave, 2 packets of sweetener, 1/8 tsp. almond extract, 1 Tbsp. mini-chocolate chips, 1/8 tsp. coconut extract (optional)
2 Tbsp. skim milk, 1/4 cup toasted coconut, 1/4 cup chopped pineapple, 1 clementine, 1/2 banana, 2 packets of sweetener
Chocolate Banana Nut Delight:
2 Tbsp. skim milk, 1 chopped banana, 2 packets of sweetener, 1/8 cup cocoa almonds (Blue Diamond brand--yum!), dash cinnamon