Strawberries!

13015 004Almost everyone loves strawberries,me included. I love the way they smell, their sweet taste, and whenever  I see strawberries at our farmers market, it means where I live that it’s spring and the long cold winter is finally behind us.  Due to my love of strawberries, I tend to over buy strawberries and that ok too, because one of the best things you can do with strawberries is clean them, slice them however you like, place on a sheet pan and flash freeze them.  Then you can have them doing the long cold winter and dream of spring. One of my favorite recipes using frozen strawberries, or other fruit and berries, is an overnight oats recipe using frozen strawberries.  I have use this recipe with fresh berries and it does work but you need to add additional milk to make your oatmeal bloom So You Can Take That and Make This! 13015 006 13015 017 Servings 4 Ingredients: 1 cup Frozen strawberries or other fruit of your choice 4 bananas 1/2 cup of milk(Soy, almond, regular, whatever your poison of choice) 1 1/3 cups of Old Fashioned Oats 4 5oz cups of Greek Yogurt flavors of your choice Combine all four cups of yogurt, oats and  milk and mix together.  If it seems a little dry splash in additional milk.  Slice up your bananas and in pint mason jars or whatever container you have spoon in about 2 heaping TBSP of the yogurt mixture, 1/2 a banana in each cup and top with a few strawberries, then layer again with the yogurt, bananas and strawberries. Cover and store in the refrigerator at least overnight to allow your oatmeal to bloom. I always do 4 at a time, because I love having breakfast already done in the morning and I don’t have to think about breakfast, if I’m running late for work, it’s ready to travel with me to work. Finally I feel good about eating it because I’ve got a good serving of fruit, a healthy protein, and a serving of fiber and grain with the old fashioned oats.  The oats melt into the yogurt and you really don’t notice you’re eating oats and I do not like bananas but need to eat them and they also melt into the mixture, which I love. I top this off with Healthy Granola (next post) for a little crunch!

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