Before I tell you all about this amazing oatmeal recipe I have for you guys, I want to chat a bit about why I decided to do a month of clean eating instead of say a month of gluten-free or paleo recipes. If you’ve read my little bio (no worries if not, I’m pretty boring) it says that I love creating recipes with a healthy-twist and that is true! But, I also believe that the key to lifelong health is moderation.
I’ve always loved eating and, while a part of me wishes that my diet has always been healthy and full of veggies and superfoods, my path to health has always been a bit complicated. It wasn’t until I was in college that I truly understood that there has to be a balance between eating well and working out and when I neglect one or the other, my body and mind don’t perform at their best. That’s why I want to do a month of clean eating because it focuses on fueling our bodies instead of restricting them. So, for the next month, you will be seeing meals using non-processed, whole foods ranging from snacks, to juices, to hearty meals designed to make your body as healthy and as strong as it can be!
Now, because I decided to go “all-in” here on TBC, when I was asked to create a recipe over at Savory Style I knew I wanted it to be 100% clean as well. Honestly, I was surprised by how easy it was to sub my go-to processed ingredients (like sugar) for their raw counterparts. And what I love most about this oatmeal is that you can have it one of two ways. For those who like to start their mornings with something warm and sweet, there is the cinnamon and baked apple oatmeal. And for those who want something a little brighter, I made a mint chocolate version! Basically, there is something for everyone. Now, click on over for the full recipe and check back here tomorrow for an awesome dinner bowl that’s jam-packed full of delicious ingredients!