Pitaya Oatmeal is such a cool way to have oats in the morning! I love Pitaya Oatmeal because it’s so pretty, it’s healthy, and it’s loaded with health benefits. So, I’m all about colorful food right now. Pink pancakes, pink smoothies, pink cookies, etc.. You get it. The pink in these oats comes from me blending a Pitaya Plus block with some Ripple milk and chia seeds. I am so in love with these oats. They’re filling, they’re full of nutrients, and they match perfectly with a drizzle of peanut butter. Also, I’ve never met a person that doesn’t love pitaya; so there’s that. Ha.
I’m trying to find ways to eat oats that don’t involve my gingerbread flavor. Gingerbread oats are heavenly. Normally, I don’t make them with chocolate protein powder. Sometimes I just flavor up my oats with some blackstrap molasses. Today, I wanted to make oats with something I’ve never tried before. Due to the fact I usually only like chocolaty oats, I tend to stay away from fruit flavors. But, for some reason today I enjoyed these oats a lot!
How to make Pitaya Oatmeal:
First off, begin by purchasing authentic and organic rolled oats. I prefer to use oats that do not have any flavoring in them because I dislike artificial flavors! I promise you that making the switch is so worth it because you’re able to control what goes inside your oats!
Next, blend up some frozen Pitaya with some milk! I found Pitaya Plus from Whole Foods. If you do not shop at Whole Foods or don’t live near one and you can’t find any Pitaya, substitute the Pitaya for raspberries! During this step, I blended up some chia seeds for an extra boost of fiber, protein, and omega-3s!
After blending your Pitaya, cook your oats in a saucepan. I feel that it will be messy to try and make these oats in the microwave. This step is most important because it can make or break these oats. You must allow your Pitaya milk to boil for awhile so that your Pitaya oats can cook.
Lastly, after cooking your pitaya oats; load them up with some fruits and nut butters! Due to the fact I love peanut butter, I chose to use peanut butter for this recipe. Some nut butters I would recommend for these pitaya oats are almond butter, pecan butter, and cashew butter! As far as fruit, I decided to use frozen raspberries and blueberries. You can choose whatever fruit you have on hand. If you’re watching your sugar intake, you should probably aim for fruits that are low in sugar.
Want more recipes?:
- Healthy Chocolate Gingerbread Oats
- Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- Healthy Raspberry Pineapple Smoothie
- Vanilla Hemp Banana Bread
- 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
- 1 cup Ripple Pea Milk (Or Almond Milk)
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1/2 block Pitaya Plus (frozen Pitaya) (Or Frozen Raspberries)
- 1 tbsp Peanut Butter, optional
- a handful of frozen Raspberries and Blueberries, optional
- To a high speed blender, add 1 cup of ripple pea milk, 1/2 a block of frozen pitaya, and chia seeds. Blend until all of the chia seeds disappear.
- Add the pitaya milk to a sauce pan over medium/high heat and allow it to bubble for about 5 minutes then proceed to add your rolled oats. Stir the mixture and then cover for 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, remove from the saucepan and add to a bowl with peanut butter and frozen berries!
- Calories are without toppings.
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