Not long after I discovered my chocolate and mint oatmeal I found myself with a surplus still of mint and some extra blueberries. But, my internal chocolate craving dragon was sated. Infact, after several indulgent weekends in a row it was slumbering in a corner feeling sorry for itself after eating too much of the rich and delicious stuff. Instead, I wanted something that felt lighter, and less heavy on the sweet taste… And lets face it, whatever I was craving was going to have to be some form of oatmeal because… that’s what I do. Pretty much every day!
(Yes, I’m calling it “oatmeal” today… I’ve gone off the word porridge again! For some reason, the word porridge reminds me more of the stodgy stuff from when I was a kid. Maybe it’s the “-dge” ending?).
So what did I end up with? Something far too awesome to keep to myself, that’s for sure: apple, blueberry & mint oatmeal. Although granted, I did keep it to myself for a bit because I kept forgetting to edit the photos! Hashtag foodbloggerproblems for sure, but it’s true. And then I, naturally, deleted them without realising it. So! This poor little recipe has been sat around waiting to be posted for quite some time. But it’s ok because eating my apple, blueberry & mint oatmeal is hardly a chore (I mean, when is eating oats ever a bad thing?)… It just means resisting making mojitos so that I still have some fresh mint left!
I’ve started adding some vegan protein powder to my oats in the morning (the foodie fashion is to call these “proats”): I don’t believe anyone eating a well balanced diet can be protein deficient, but as I’m currently lifting weights 4 times a week and trying to improve my strength I feel it certainly won’t harm my efforts and it does make my oatmeal extra thick and creamy so… wins all around. If you don’t have any, just omit that stage in the recipe.
Apple, Blueberry & Mint Oatmeal
Luci Rebecca, Made by Luci
- Prep: 2 minutes
- Cook: 10 minutes
- Total: 12 minutes
- Serves 1
- Calories 244
- 1 scant cup of water
- 1-2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
- 1 tbsp sugar free vanilla syrup
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract (optional)
- 1/3 cup (~35g) oats
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 small apple (~85g), diced
- 2 tsp (~5g) vanilla protein powder
- 50ml unsweetened almond milk (optional)
- 50g frozen blueberries
- Add the water, chopped mint, vanilla syrup and peppermint extract (if using) to a saucepan and bring to a boil - this helps the water infuse with the flavours from the fresh mint.
- Add the oats, chia seeds and diced apple. Cook until nearly at desired consistency, stirring frequently so it doesn't stick.
- Add the vanilla protein powder and milk (if using) and the frozen blueberries. Cook for a minute or two more, then serve.