Oatmeal is a blank canvas for a flavorful breakfast or snack. Follow this formula for a balanced oatmeal:
1. Start with oats. Gluten free? Choose gluten free oats.
2. Add protein. Choose 1-2 of the following to add into cooked oats: 8 oz milk or soy milk or 1-2 scoops protein powder like collagen peptides, pea and rice protein powder or whey protein.
3. Add healthy fat. Choose 1-2 of the following: nut butter like peanut butter or almond butter, chia seeds, hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.
4. Top with fresh seasonal fruit. Oatmeal is delicious topped with berries, stone fruit, apples, figs or sliced banana.
Bonus: for an extra boost of protein top with ¼ Cup yogurt or cottage cheese
Looking for a grain free hot cereal?
Instead of oats, combine 1 Tablespoon coconut oil with 2 Tablespoons chia seeds, 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds, 3 Tablespoons hemp hearts with 2 Cups milk or alternative milk Stir constantly for 3 minutes over medium heat.