Chai Spiced Oatmeal
Take plain old oatmeal to the next level with the addition of anti-inflammatry and flavorful chai spices! Add in the optional pear during the cooking process and a spoon of nut butter or top with nuts & seeds for a nutritionally balanced and satisfying breakfast. Oatmeal has never been so satisfying, healing, and delicious!
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup water
1 cup coconut milk or any plant-based milk)
1 pear, cut into chunks (optional)
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
pinch of ground cardamom
pinch of nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1-inch piece fresh ginger, grated
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon sea salt
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or to desired sweetness
Nutritional boost toppings: drizzle of nut butter, chopped nuts, seeds (hemp, flax or chia), sliced fruit, raw cacao, goji berries, orange zest
Cook oatmeal and liquid on stovetop according to directions. Add in chai spices, salt, and the optional pear. Once cooked, the pear should be soft and mix into the oats to form a semi-smooth consistency. Add in maple syrup or sweetener of choice and stir. Remove from the pot and place the oatmeal mixture into two bowls. Sprinkle with additional spices to taste and top with a healthy protein and/or fat. Try pecans, hemp or flax seeds, a spoon of almond butter or any combination of nuts. Top with colorful and nutrient-dense nutritional boosts.