Shamrock Oatmeal

I decided to make a green oatmeal today, in honor of St. Patrick’s day.  No, I did not have to use any food coloring to make the oatmeal that color.

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Sure, this oatmeal is not the most appetizing looking oatmeal out there.  You could try to make it look a little more appetizing by putting toppings on it.  However, what really matters here is taste.Shamrock Oatmeal 1

I can’t honestly say that this dish is delicious.  It’s oatmeal.  It’s hard to make oatmeal taste amazing.  That being said, this oatmeal is still pretty good, for oatmeal.  Would I want to eat this for every meal?  No.  Would I want to eat this oatmeal at all?  Honestly, no.  But that is because I don’t like mint, or bananas.Shamrock Oatmeal 2

On the other hand, Mike likes both bananas and mint and thought this oatmeal was pretty good.  Another nice aspect of this oatmeal is that it contains a secret ingredient, spinach.  Yes, spinach is what gives the oatmeal it’s green color.

Shamrock Oatmeal
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
Instructions
  1. Puree banana, water and baby spinach in a strong blender.
  2. Heat milk in a small pot over medium high heat. Add banana puree mixture of the milk. Once the milk mixture has come to a boil, add rolled oats. Reduce heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in peppermint extract. Cover the pot and let it sit for 1 minute.
  4. Serve hot, or refrigerate and serve cold.

Adapted from The Oatmeal Artist

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