Green Monster Oatmeal

From The Oatmeal Artist


1/2 cup regular rolled oats
1 cup liquid (water and/or milk of choice)
1 overripe banana
fresh spinach (anywhere from 1/2 cup to 3 cups!)
1-2 tbsp nut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg (optional)
pinch of salt
  1. Bring 1 cup liquid (I use an equal mixture of almond milk and water) to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, in a blender (or using an immersion blender), blend banana with spinach and nut butter. You may need to add some liquid to help it blend.
  3. Once your liquid begins to 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.)
  4. Wait about a minute, and then stir the banana-spinach blend into the oatmeal. (If you add the blend–which is pretty thick–too early, then the oatmeal will just kind of gurgle instead of simmering normally.)
  5. Once more of the liquid has dissolved, add vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, and optional nutmeg.
  6. If you’d like to add any extra ingredients (coconut oil, dried fruit, nuts, sunflower seeds), do so now.
  7. When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Serve with another splash of your milk of choice and any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).

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