Lush and fresh oatmeal toppings on The Moment for Green Kitchen Stories incredible morning oat recipes, breakfast made simple, with Green Kitchen at Home

Morning Oats

David and Luise of Green Kitchen Stories are just about the loveliest people you will ever come across. We met them for the first time, and their soundly sleeping 6-month old, Gabriel, outside their book launch event at Cap Beauty this week [see for yourself at the bottom of the post!]. Their positive energy, sweet toothy smiles, and Scandinavian accents were refreshing and inviting. Their fourth cook book, Green Kitchen at Home, launches this week and follows suit in their growing collected works of modern and stylish vegetarian recipe books. The new book begins with a charming dedication to their three beautiful children, marking obvious the high value they place on family and togetherness. With that said, you’ll find tons of heart-warming family photos, quick and adaptable meal preps for people on the go, and a massive focus on improvisation and enjoyment in cooking within the pages of Green Kitchen at Home.

Always the multi-tasking, over-scheduled women that we are, we were thrilled to explore the new collection of versatile recipes and test a few of them for ourselves. Recipe names like “Lazy Lentils”, “Chia to Share”, and “Mediterranean Salad Jar” definitely caught our eye and appealed to those days when we just don’t have all the time in the world to create an ultra-fabulous feast. But our first mission, to conquer breakfast so we never have to skip a meal because we’re too busy running out the door. Smoothies and Yogurt are our morning standbys, but why not shake things up a bit. David’s advice? “Make the morning oats in a big batch, the night before, and you’ll have them for the whole week.” By mixing up flavors and toppings every morning, we get the ease of an instant breakfast, with the excitement of a new meal! So while we are sharing three specific and incredibly delicious morning oat recipes below, David and Luise recommend swapping ingredients often and making the meal your own.

 

Lush and fresh oatmeal toppings on The Moment for Green Kitchen Stories incredible morning oat recipes, breakfast made simple, with Green Kitchen at Home

 

Carrot and Rye Oatmeal

 

Ingredients:

Apple Compote

 

1 Apple, cored

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon runny honey

1/4 teaspoon ground vanilla

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated

 

Carrot and Rye Oatmeal

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup rye flakes

1 1/2 cups fresh carrot juice

1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk (we like this home-made version)

A pinch of sea salt

 

To serve:

Sultanas or raisins

Raw cacao nibs

Toasted flaxseeds

 

Instructions:

First, prepare the apple compote. Cut the cored apple into cubes. Add all compote ingredients to a sauce pan with 2 tablespoons of water, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden.

Meanwhile, place all oatmeal ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until thick, stirring occasionally. Serve and top with raisins, cacao nibs, and toasted flaxseed.

Lush and fresh oatmeal toppings on The Moment for Green Kitchen Stories incredible morning oat recipes, breakfast made simple, with Green Kitchen at Home

 

Protein-boosted Oatmeal

 

Ingredients:

 

1 free-range egg

1 cup rolled oats

1 1/2 cups plant-based milk (we like this home-made version)

1/2 teaspoons ground vanilla

A pinch of sea salt

 

To Serve:

Full-fat plain unsweetened yogurt of choice

Sliced ripe avocado

Fresh raspberries

Hemp seeds

Chia seeds

 

Instructions:

Crack the egg into a medium-sized saucepan and whisk. Add all oatmeal ingredients and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Serve topped with a dollop of yogurt, sliced rip avocado, fresh raspberries, and a sprinkle of hemp and chia seeds.

 

 

Sweet Coconut Oatmeal

 

Ingredients:

 

4 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 1/2 cups coconut milk (we like this home-made version)

A pinch of sea salt

 

To Serve:

Cacao and Hazelnut butter or nut butter

Sliced fresh strawberries

Toasted hazelnuts

Toasted Sunflower and pumpkin seeds

Toasted desiccated unsweetened coconut

Goji berries

 

Instructions:

Bring all oatmeal ingredients and 1 cup of water to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Serve topped with a dollop of nut butter, a handful of sliced strawberries, and a sprinkle of roughly chopped hazelnuts, tasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds, tasted coconut, and goji berries.

 

Check out the short video interviews we did with Luise and David outside of Cap Beauty! They spill on their favorite pantry items, how they balance work and family, and how they are redefining beauty.

 

Huge thanks to Luise and David!

Photo courtesy of Green Kitchen Stories

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