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I am in total denial that summer is coming to an end! This was the first summer in a long time that I stayed injury-free and able to enjoy outdoor workouts. All around it has been an amazing couple of months during which I met tons of new people, immersed myself in the sport of triathlon and joined a great tri group in New Jersey. I thought this recipe would be a great way to say goodbye to summer, especially since peaches are at their peak right now.
The combination of peaches and cream are always great together. So why not enjoy it for breakfast? I especially love this recipe because lately I have been getting up before the sun and it’s pretty chilly out. Something warm in the morning is exactly what I typically crave.
I used steel cut oatmeal because it has more fiber and is slower to digest. This keeps you full longer, but if you are headed straight to a workout, I recommend eating breakfast 20 minutes earlier than you normally would. It takes a little bit longer to cook than traditional oatmeal but can easily be done the night before, which is always a bonus.
I use Bai5 Peach flavor, a natural antioxidant infused fruit drink, which really compliments the fresh peaches used in the recipe. If you add berries, it tastes like peach and berry cobbler. Adding some coconut or nut butter gives it that rich “creamy” texture that peaches and cream have. I call this breakfast stick-to-your-ribs-good. It’s hearty but not too heavy. This dish leaves you energized and ready to take on your day.
Peaches and Cream Oatmeal
- 1/4 steel cut oats
- 1/2 cup Bai5 peach
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 small peach diced
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut or almond butter
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of vanilla extract
- optional add in: flaxseeds, maca powder, chia seeds, berries, chopped nuts, coconut.
1. In a small saucepan, bring Bai5 peach and almond milk to a boil.
2. Add in 1/4 cup steel cut oatmeal. Lower flame to simmer and cover.
3. Cook for around 5-7 minutes. Then stir in peaches and nut butter. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
4. Once ready to eat, stir in cinnamon and vanilla extract.