Christa’s Warming Oatmeal

This is a great meal any time of day! On those colder mornings, I will choose this for breakfast since it’s more warming and has lots of healthy fats and fiber to keep me fueled all morning. Then, I will have my green smoothie as a post workout meal/snack. Give it a whirl and let me know what you think!

1 packet of organic instant oatmeal
1 tbsp of almond butter
1 tbsp of organic dried cranberries
1 tbsp of organic coconut oil
1 tbsp of ground cinnamon
1 tsp of chia seeds
1/4 cup of boiling water

Mix all ingredients into a bowl or mug and enjoy!

Feel free to add more water as desired. I like mine more chewy than liquid-y (is that a word?). And don’t worry that the coconut oil and almond butter are more solid, when you add the hot water, they will melt and stir beautifully giving you a smooth texture and even taste.

***Do your best to avoid the microwave whenever possible. Boil water in a tea kettle or small saucepan. It takes a little more time, but worth it to keep your cells healthy and strong!


  1. Sounds delicious. Having it to for lunch… it is cold outside!!!!

    • Yay! Let me know how you like it! Stay warm:)

  2. I am going to try the receipe in the morning. I don’t have the instant oatmeal but I have one minute so I will use that instead. BTW I really like your website and newsletters. They have great ideas and are well written. I met you at U of DE several years ago and ever since have been drinking a green smoothie every morning. It has done wonders for my energy level! If I miss a few days, I can really feel the difference. Thanks for the advice!

    • Hi Kim,
      Thanks for your comment, I’m so glad you have been enjoying the green smoothies! I noticed a huge shift in my energy levels too since I started drinking them almost 5 years ago! Keep up the great work and thanks for your kind words on my website and newsletters, I’m so glad they are helpful to you!


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