Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Oats

Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Oats from She Well
 

One of my favorite things about summer is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available everywhere you look. In fact, I often find myself going to the farmers market, only to spend far too long admiring all the perfectly imperfect baskets of fresh produce lining the tables. 

This summer I have been on the hunt for rhubarb. For those of you who have heard of rhubarb, but have no idea what it is, let me explain. Rhubarb is a stalk vegetable that looks similar to a large piece of red celery. The vegetable is typically eaten boiled or baked and enjoyed more like a fruit than a vegetable. In addition, due to it’s high levels of vitamin k and antioxidants, rhubarb has a ton of health benefits such as: Easing digestion, fighting off free radicals, relieving constipation, lowering inflammation and strengthening bones.

When I arrived home from the market, I eagerly opened my fridge and pulled out the pint of strawberries that I had bought the day before. Bingo. However, when I began to study my Mom’s Strawberry Rhubarb recipe, I noticed that I was majorly short on strawberries and hadn’t purchased enough rhubarb… And so, I decided to get creative.

These Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Oats are a unique and healthy adaptation of one of my favorite summer desserts. They should be eaten hot and make a delicious breakfast, snack or dessert. You can top the oatmeal with yogurt or even throw a little vanilla ice cream on there and call it dessert. Either way, I know you will enjoy it! 

 
Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Oats from She Well
 

Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast Oats 

Serves 4
Total Time: 20

Ingredients:
     1 cup of rhubarb, chopped into small pieces
     1 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced
     1 cup of old fashioned oats
     3 tablespoons of sugar or sweetener of choice
     2 1/2 cups water
     1/4 cup orange juice

Directions:
1.) Place all of the ingredients into a medium size pot on medium high heat. Once the mixture is boiling, lower to low heat and continue to stir.

2.) Allow the oatmeal to cook for a full 15 minutes or until it has a thick, creamy consistency. Allow to cool before enjoying. 

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
141 calories, 2g fat, 32g carbs, 4g fiber, 14g sugar, 3g protein. 
 

Sources: Dr Axe