Today after returning from a much needed gym session I was far too hot and sweaty to cook or to consume anything hot whatsoever, and there in my nearly delirious mind pops the idea of cold oatmeal. A couple years back when I worked at an office down by Wall street, I had found cold oatmeal at the local coffee shop and found it extremely odd. In fact, I was pretty turned off by it, to be honest. However, one day when I was aching for some soy milk oatmeal with strawberries and bananas (they did it up, goooood!), they were all out of the hot variety and I was offered the refrigerated version. In desperation I succumbed to the bizarre treat and there a love affair was born. Now to my surprise, it had never actually occurred to me to make this at home till this very morning. So I grabbed a coffee cup, added the usual ingredients and let it sit in the fridge for 10 minutes or so while I checked my email and it ended up being the best summer breakfast I’ve made to date. I’ll now probably be eating it for the next month till I get sick of it because I’m that obsessed! Okay, enough about how much I love it, here’s the quick and easy recipe, try it for yourself! Thank me later. 😉
1/2 cup quick oats
1 cup vanilla almond milk (but you can use whatever milk your partial to)
a few shakes of pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
1/2 a banana chopped up
Mix it all together, put some plastic wrap or a cover over it so it doesn’t get any of your fridges’ smells and leave it for 10 minutes or so. Enjoy!
P.S. This photo is actually taken at my bedside table, and yes I do have battery operated candles cause I tend to fall asleep while reading. True story. Now you’ve seen my bedroom, things are getting a little more serious.
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