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Homemade Strawberries and Cream Instant Oatmeal Mix

First of all, I want to thank Caroline from The Broccoli Hut, who wrote a guest-post for me on Friday. If you haven’t read it yet, click here and check it out! She got me hooked on oat bran. I hadn’t had it before, and didn’t know what I was missing…I ate it for almost every meal all weekend long!

Second, 10 points goes to anyone who saw me on TV standing at the 17th green at the FedEx St. Jude Classic! Steve and I were at that green during the last few groups of the tournament on Sunday. I had a great time and walked away with a rockin sunburn (oops).
Third, I have a recipe for you that goes with one of my recipes from last week! Ready?

I love a WIDE variety of flavors when it comes to oatmeal. That is one of the main reasons I could never buy a box of the pre-portioned instant oatmeal mixes; because I’m too indecisive and I’d want a box of each! The other reason is the amount of sugar and added calories that make me feel guilty and leave me running home to my plain bucket of oats that I can jazz up however I please.
I used to love the box of “fruit and cream” flavors though, so I’ve made this mix, which is a healthier version and really easy! You can make as many portions as you wish to be prepared for future breakfasts, so I’ve broken the recipe down to one portion of oatmeal mix.
Homemade Strawberries and Cream Instant Oatmeal Mix
(1 portion)
1/3 cup quick cooking oats
½ Tbs. vanilla dairy-free powdered coffee creamer
1 Tbs. Splenda
3-4 dried unsweetened strawberries
~First, use kitchen scissors or a sharp knife to cut the dried strawberries into small pieces. Then, combine all of the ingredients into a small zip-close storage bag or an air-tight jar until you are ready to use it.
~To prepare your oatmeal: combine the instant oat mix with 2/3 cup of water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 min – 1 min, 30 seconds, or until water is absorbed. Enjoy!

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