What do you think of when you hear that simple, nourishing, comforting food word?
Breakfast? Cookies? Childhood memories?
All of the above and more is what I say. I've been eating instant oatmeal for years. It's great for those busy mornings. It's great for those cold mornings. It's even great for a quick dinner on a hectic night.
I recently received some samples of Better Oats instant oatmeal to play with. And what a treat it has been!
The varieties they sent...I had such a hard time narrowing it down to which one I wanted to try first.
1 pouch of BetterOats Pomegranate Organic Raw Pure and Simple Instant Oatmeal
1/2 cup Greek low fat yogurt
1 ripe banana (the riper it is, the more flavor you will have)
1/2 reduced fat milk
1 shot Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
1/2 shot orange liqueur
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with pomegranate arils if desired.
This was just plain fun! And absolutely delicious. It's thick and creamy with a slight kick. Not that I'd start my day with this...but I just might end it that way. Who can complain about a quick dinner and cocktail in one?
Of course, if you're not in the mood for that "kick" just leave the alcohol out and enjoy a nutritious smoothie like a good girl (or boy).
Now that I've had my fun, let me tell you about this oatmeal as is. Instant oatmeal. It's a little fun on its own. The pouch happens to double as a measuring cup.
Can you say...convenient?!
Get out your large bowl....pour the oatmeal in it. Fill the empty pouch to the water line, pour into the bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Poof. It's done.
I have to say one more thing before I close. I'm not much on fruit flavored oatmeals...they usually taste too sweet and dessert-ish. Not BetterOats. You find yourself with a bowl of good taste and good for you food. Plain and simple.
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Better Oats� instant oatmeal comes in many delicious varieties � 23 flavors in fact, including RAW Pure & Simple� Pomegranate and MMM... Muffins� Blueberry Muffin. Kids love Better Oats because it�s fun and delicious, and parents love it because it is not only nutritious, but also convenient. Better Oats uses up to 35 percent less packaging than traditional instant oatmeal boxes (so there�s more room on the pantry shelf), and the pouch doubles as a measuring cup!
Made with 100% whole grain oats and flax seeds, this complete line offers a simple and healthy option when it comes to instant oatmeal. But it's not only a great breakfast (or lunch... or snack...) but also a better ingredient to spice up a cookie or other baked goods.
You've got to try Better Oats. If you've been settling for ordinary oatmeal, then you're in for a treat because Better Oats is just... better! Try us and see for yourself.