You’ll never sit down to a bland monotone bowl of oatmeal again after I get done with you today! This Raspberry Lime Chia Oatmeal is full of punch and pizzaz and will fuel you up in a gentle way (oatmeal is one of the lowest ranking on the glycemic index, meaning it won’t cause your blood sugar to spike and won’t trigger your body to store fat.) It will just fuel your engine and keep you going all of the way until lunch time. Vroom vroom! Trust me, you won’t even think about snacking after this truly satisfying breakfast.
We’ll need: 1/3 cup Quaker Oats (my package did not say instant or “quick”, so the regular sort will do just fine), 1 fresh lime, 1 fresh mango, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, 1 tbsp Chia Seeds, 1/3 cup whole milk, 1/3 cup water.
How to make it:
Pour 1/3 cup oats in large bowl and add 1/4 cup water and 1/3 cup whole milk, one quick (rapid!) squeeze of lime juice. Add 1/2 cup frozen raspberries and 1 tbsp chia seeds. Mix well. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. It might take a little longer, depending on your microwave. Or a little less if you’ve added fresh raspberries as they won’t need to defrost. The result should be a little goey. It will thicken as it cools. Mix well, don’t be afraid to break the raspberries when you stir them, the oatmeal will turn a fabulous bright pink when you do this. Cover with fresh mango slices and a slice of lime. Serve immediately. A coating of sugar on top is optional. If you like your oatmeal a little sweet, add a reasonable light sprinkle. I ate mine without sugar as the fresh mango had enough natural sugar in it to sweeten up each bite. But if I made this for snack time, I’d definitely add the sprinkle of sugar as it will bring out the raspberry and lime flavors even more. Raspberries and lime are like peanut butter and jelly. They just work so well together.
I enjoyed my colorful bowl with a hunk of brioche (no, the one photographed is not home made but purchased at Boulangerie Lepareur in Neuilly-sur-Seine). I actually brought it out of the freezer about 15 minutes before making the oatmeal. If you didn’t know, fresh bread stores absolutely perfectly in the freezer. Just put it in when the bread has just gotten home and take it out any time in the future about 20 minutes before you want to eat it. I placed our brioche on top of the radiator and it defrosted impeccably. I also enjoyed a large glass of good old H20 with some lime slices added in. A nice tall glass of citrus-infused water is a great way to rehydrate in the morning.
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Enjoy your Saturday,
PS- I’d like to make a special mention to thank all of you who’ve send me messages/emails/comments over the past month. I am so touched by each and every one! This is a new adventure for me and I have a lot to learn both in the kitchen and on the technical/blogging side in order to make Full Fat Diet a success, but I am enjoying the process and your words of encouragement just make me more inspired and excited to make and photograph new interesting recipes. Now, if only there were an extra 5 hours in each day! xx