When it is cold outside oatmeal is my go to breakfast. There is something warm and comforting about oatmeal that allows me to face a cold day ready for action. We eat oatmeal a few different ways. Sometimes we top it with walnut butter and banana slices, other times it is frozen berries and almonds, but today it was tropical oatmeal. Beatrice made oatmeal with coconut milk a while back and it sounded so tasty it must have stuck in my head. This morning I decided make my own version of tropical oatmeal. Thanks for the inspiration Beatrice. Here is what I made.
Tropical OatmealServes 1
½ cup old fashioned oats, dry
1 cup water
1 pinch salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1 clementine, sectioned and cut into bite sized pieces
¼ cup fresh pineapple, cut into bite size pieces
1 tablespoon unsweetened, reduced fat coconut flakes (Let’s Do Organic Brand)
1 tablespoon sliced almonds
¼ teaspoon cardamom, ground
Combine the oatmeal ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heat until the water is absorbed (2 minutes in my microwave).
Top the oatmeal with the fruit and nuts and serve.
Amount Per Serving
Calories - 260.76
Calories From Fat (25%) - 65.1
Total Fat - 18.29g
Saturated Fat - 1.82g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 300.39mg
Potassium - 415.51mg
Total Carbohydrates - 47.21g
Fiber - 8.64g
Sugar - 11.53g
Protein - 7.61g
This is something that I made for myself today, not Dan. The reason I didn’t make this for Dan is that he isn’t overly fond of coconut. However if you like coconut and pineapple this is a good oatmeal variation. I used ingredients we had on hand but there are many possible variations. Mango would also be good here as would banana. I think the cardamom is a necessity but you could use nutmeg or vanilla and skip the cardamom if you choose.
This serving of oatmeal contains approximately 55mg of vitamin C, 80mg of calcium, 200mg of folate, 85mg of magnesium, and 18mcg of selenium.
Last night was a rough one. I didn’t sleep well due to nightmares. The lack of sleep may have contributed to the headache I woke up with today. This has had an impact on my productivity today. But I am hoping to make some progress on “project purge” this afternoon. Fingers crossed.
At least the sun is shiny and we may reach the low 50’s on Sunday. Nice weather is definitely something to look forward to. It will be nice to have a weekend with cloudy skies and snow for a change. I am trying to think of something fun that will involve getting outside in the nice weather. Bike riding is a possibility but it may still be a little cold for that.
Enough stalling, it is time for me to get back to my project. I hope to get our dinner posted tonight before I turn in. Italian food is on my mind today which may mean it will turn up on dinner table tonight.