I’ve posted a lot of blueberry recipes lately, and I’m not apologizing for it!
But before I get into that…do you know what today is? It’s September 1st. Today is the one-year anniversary of my first day of vegetarianism. As I explained in my “About Me” page, I originally just planned to try one month without meat. About halfway through the month of September, I already knew (at least subconsciously) that I would not be going back. I was in love with it.
That opinion hasn’t changed. I’ve loved all twelve months of it, even Thanksgiving and Christmas and Easter, when everyone around me is practically celebrating turkey itself. On one hand, yes, those are difficult moments, but on the other hand, they remind me of my goals and purposes and keep me mindful. It can also be fun to maneuver the food line and assemble a decent meal from standard side dishes! It’s a rewarding challenge. 🙂
But as for this grapefruit-blueberry combo, it’s definitely a winner! Blueberries are fun to pair with strong-tasting fruits like grapefruit because they have a relatively neutral flavor, but they provide a nice sweetness to balance things out. And like I’ve said before, I just really, really, really love grapefruit in oatmeal!
What you'll need:
- 1/2 a grapefruit
- 1 cup milk of choice, or water
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
- 1/8 tsp ginger
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
How to make it:
- Prep your grapefruit.
- Bring 1 cup liquid (I use an equal mixture of almond milk and water) to a boil, add 1/2 cup regular rolled oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
- Spoon/cut the segments out and drop into the saucepan. Stir. Most of the segments should break apart and "become one" with the oatmeal.
- Once more of the liquid has dissolved, add ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Stir.
- If you'd like to add any extra ingredients (coconut oil, dried fruit, nuts, sunflower seeds), do so now.
- When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, add half the blueberries, stir gently, and then transfer to a bowl. Serve with another splash of your milk of choice, the remaining blueberries, and any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).