HEY! I'm back!

I had a week off blogging and I needed it. It's funny cuz as soon as I sat down to relax my body was like that you want to relax your going to get rid of some toxins. I got a super bad fever and sweated and sweated for days, and got the chills and felt awful. But now that it's all said and done I feel like a million bucks. I would never take any drugs, like advil and tylonal, for the head aches. I want my body to fully experience the sickness and do whatever it needed to do. I drank water and ate plenty of fruit and the first thing I wanted when I was better was this. My funky monkey oatmeal. I always eat fruit alone but once in a while I will eat it with oatmeal or make a crisp, as a treat.

My kids love oatmeal. I always add vanilla, cinnamon and maple syrup. I think they would eat it for every meal if they could. Adding a bit of banana and chocolate chips is such a treat. I haven't given a funky monkey to the kids yet. It's my little secret.

So all you readers out there who want a bit of a treat here it is!

Funky Monkey Oatmeal
This oatmeal is definitely a treat, but who says you have to have your treats after dinner? This oatmeal will totally hit the spot. Feel free to give it another flavour boost and drizzle nut butter on top with honey.

Serves 1

·         3/4 cup quick oats
·         3/4 cup filtered water
·         1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage or homemade almond milk
·         1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
·         1 banana
·         1/2 tsp. cinnamon 
·         2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup or unpasteurized honey
·         handful of dark chocolate chips
·         Garnish with cinnamon or cacao powder
1. Add oatmeal, filtered water and nut milk to a pot on medium/low heat. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Stirring constantly until thick and hot.

2. Add maple syrup or honey to your bowl. Mash half the banana and add it to the cooked oatmeal. Stir

3. Pour oatmeal into the bowl and stir in with the sweetener. Slice the rest of the banana and place it on top of the oatmeal along with chocolate chips.

4. Sprinkle on a bit of cinnamon or cacao. Eat!

Note* If you are worried this might be too much of a sugar kick for those of you who are watching your blood sugar levels, omit honey/maple syrup and mix 3-5 drops of liquid stevia in with your cooking oatmeal. This should make it sweet enough. Use less chocolate chips.

To keep this dish raw, let the oats soak overnight in 3/4 cup filtered water (omit nut milk). Add vanilla, banana, cinnamon and sweetener before you serve.


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