There is no better way to start your day than with a healthy bowl of oatmeal. Mix up your ingredients to keep it interesting and to fuel your body.

MAKES: 4 servings. Simply divide by 4 to make recipe for one person.

• 2 cups oatmeal, uncooked
• 4 Tbsp natural nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew butter or other)
• 2 cups skim milk (or milk alternative)
• 2 cups water
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 2 scoops quality protein powder. Pick you favorite flavor
• 4 Tbsp Flax Seeds
• handful of blueberries, strawberries, bananas or fruit of your choice

Directions: Bring the 4 cups of skim milk and water to a boil in a pan. Add oatmeal, natural nut butter, and protein powder to pan and reduce heat. Gently cook for 3 to 5 minutes until mixture becomes thick. Spoon into bowls. Add flax seeds, cinnamon, and your favorite fruit to the top. Enjoy!
Calories: Around 500 per serving (varies based on fruit, milk, and nut butter choices)