Monday, July 22, 2013

Pineapple Coconut Refrigerator Oatmeal

Well Hello world!
Yes, I'm still alive.  Not much time for blogging lately.  As much as I would love it to be a priority, There are just other more urgent things right now.  Mainly my four little ones are keeping me from the computer, and that is not all bad, but oh how I miss this outlet. I know lots of amazing bloggers who stay up in the wee hours of the night, writing and posting... I admire you.  This mama just can't do that right now.   Also, I'm in the middle of a kitchen remodel, so, not much cooking going on here.  Pretty much camping in my house.  But, can I just say, I am SO STINKIN' EXCITED, to be doing the remodel!!  You can be sure I will post pictures.

So last night I made this oatmeal for breakfast and mentioned it on facebook.  Some were asking for the recipe.  Well, that was just the inspiration, or push rather I needed.  So here it is:   I adapted this from The Yummy Life.  I want to try all her flavors.

1/4 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup coconut milk***
1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt (or not greek)
1 1/2 tsp chia seeds
1/4 cup chopped pineapple (fresh, canned or frozen)

Put it all in a jar, or container with a tight fitting lid, and shake it up.  If you're using a smaller jar, you may want to shake it before you add your fruit, then stir the fruit in.  I've done it both ways.  Put it in the fridge, and it's ready to go in the morning.  Top it off with a little more fruit just before serving.

*** I made home made coconut milk by putting 1 cup of shredded coconut and 2 cups of water in my Vita Mix.  Oh my, so tasty!!!

Thanks for reading, I'll try not to stay away so long.  :-)


  1. Chellie this is super intriguing! and the homemade coconut milk that's such a great tip! do you use unsweetened coconut? and if you do where do you find it? Enjoy those kiddos! xoxo

    1. If you want it healthy, yes, you use the unsweetened kind. But, my house is in disarray and I have 5 bags of sweetened, so that's what I used. You can find the unsweetened at Meijer, but it's not by the other baking stuff. I forget which aisle, by the healthy living. Every time I go to buy it I have to search.. sorry , not much help there. If you went to Harvest, you could probably find it easily.
      I don't strain it because it's mixed in with the other stuff, but if you want to drink it, you can strain it to be smoother. Although the vita mix is pretty darn smooth. :-)