Fruit Spotlight: Nectarines

Did you know that if you use really ripe fruit in oatmeal, it needs no sweetener!  It’s true!  What a great way to cut out some sugar in the morning.  There is enough naturally occurring sugar in the fruit, and if you choose a ripe piece, it takes care of sweetening the meal for you!

Breakfast:  Oatmeal and Fruit

Breakfast: Oatmeal and Nectarines

This breakfast consisted of the following simmered for a few minutes over medium heat:

  • 1/2 apple, chopped, peels on
  • 1/2 cup multigrain cereal blend
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 Cup water
  • cinnamon

Cook, then top with 1 ripe chopped nectarine and pecans.  I also included apple slices for extra fiber.  Again, no sweetener was needed because of the ripe nectarines.

Oatmeal ingredients

Oatmeal ingredients

This lunch was a favorite of mine, overnight oats, which I actually ate at the beach today.  It really hit the spot after a morning of surfing, even after I had already eaten oatmeal for breakfast.  Again, there was no sweetener needed because of the ripe fruit!  This was so simple to throw together the night before and just grab and go the next morning.  I have actually started eating overnight oats a lot lately for lunch.  Add some nut butter and pair it with some raw veggies for a perfect wholesome meal.

Strawberry Overnight Oats

Strawberry Overnight Oats

Strawberry Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 Cup rolled oats
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 4-5 very ripe strawberries
  • 1/4 Cup raisins

Combine ingredients in a glass jar, refrigerate overnight and enjoy the next day!

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