Take Oatmeal Beyond the Bowl

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It’s time to go against the grain by exploring new possibilities for your favorite breakfast oat. There are so many unique recipes that allow you to incorporate this grain into your diet, as well as DIY beauty fixes that’ll save your skin. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite out-of-the-box (pun intended) options:
 

ALL THE EATS

 
Apple Pie Oatmeal Smoothie
Adding oatmeal to a smoothie or shake is a great way to beef up your breakfast. Plus, who doesn’t want to eat apple pie for breakfast (without the guilt)?

What You Need:
Almond Milk
Plain Yogurt
Oatmeal
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Vanilla Extract
Frozen Banana
Ice

What You Do:
Play around with measurements and find out the amount that best suits your taste buds. Then, blend and enjoy!

 

Oatmeal Goes Greek
Who said oatmeal has to be sweet? We fused one of our favorite cuisines with America’s favorite grain and the results were out of this world.

What You Need:
Labne (Mediterranean-style yogurt)
Pine Nuts
Pita Chips (crumbled)
Lemon Juice
Sumac
Olive Oil (lots of it)
Salt

What You Do:
Over hot oatmeal, mix in the ingredients listed, all to taste. We recommend loading up on the olive oil for a more savory experience.

 

PBJ&O
Say hello to a mash-up of your favorite childhood staple, the PB&J sandwich—no crust included!

What You Need:
Peanut or Almond Butter
Jam
Cooked Oatmeal

What You Do:
A kid-approved food with a kid-approved preparation. Just mix your oatmeal with your nut butter and jam of choice. Add a dollop of each on top for a more sophisticated look. Then dig in!

 

BONUS: BEAUTIFULLY DELICIOUS

 
Oatmeal is a great (and super eco-friendly) exfoliant, so adding this grain to your beauty routine is only natural.

Home Cooked Mask

What You Need:
½ Cup of Oats
1 Tsp Honey
Milk
Almonds (finely chopped)

What You Do:
Make a serving of oatmeal with either water or milk (milk=more vitamins). Add in some finely chopped almonds (depends on how exfoliating you want your mask to be) and a teaspoon of honey. Add more water or milk if too thick. Slather it on your skin and leave for 10 minutes, then rinse off.

 

Coconuts for Oatmeal Scrub

What You Need:
1 ½ Cups Oatmeal
½ Cup Organic Coconut Oil
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp Honey
1 Tsp Brown Sugar

What You Do:
Grind your oats in a food processor and then place into a bowl. Add brown sugar, honey, vanilla and coconut oil, and make sure it’s well combined. Place into an airtight container, especially if you’re not going to use it all at once. Then, let your skin enjoy!

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