Who thought of combining lime with mint?
They deserve an award.
Also, who discovered oatmeal? They deserve a BILLION awards.
My ability to post new recipes has been severely limited for two reasons. 1) I’m super busy teaching and such. Like, super busy. Like, I spend every available second lesson planning. 2) I accidentally purchased strawberries and bananas this week, which forced me to resort to recipes I’ve already created! I will make sure to purchase some other fruit next time so I can create some new recipes.
I did, however, think of this gem. It was perfect, considering I’ve needed something to use my mint from the herb garden. It’s been very desperate for attention lately!
What you'll need:
- 1 cup milk of choice, or water
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
- 1/2 a ripe banana (or 2 chopped dates)
- juice of 1 lime (~2 tbsp)
- 3 sprigs of fresh mint (~10 leaves)
- pinch of salt
- 4-6 fresh strawberries, quartered
How to make it:
- Bring milk (I use an equal mixture of coconut milk and water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. I also added a spoonful of chia seeds at the same time as my oats.
- Mash up a ripe banana and add to the oatmeal. Stir.
- While the oats are cooking, put the mint leaves in a bowl and add lime juice. "Smash" the leaves with a fork to release the flavor.
- Once more of the liquid in the oatmeal has absorbed, add lime juice and mint leaves, and a pinch of salt.
- When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl and top with strawberries, another mint leaf for garnish, and any other additional toppings you'd like (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).