How to Make Super Healthy (AND Amazingly Delicious) Oatmeal

I eat oatmeal almost every day.  Why eat so much oatmeal?!  Here is a list of reasons why:

Benefits of Eating Oatmeal:

  • High in Fiber, Protein, and Iron.
  • Naturally Gluten-Free (If you are gluten intolerant, you’ll want to get gluten-free oats since most are manufactured in facilities that also contain products with gluten and can become cross-contaminated)
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Contains Antioxidants for Heart Protection
  • Stabilizes Blood Sugar

Below are 5 easy steps to making delicious oatmeal:

1. Choose your Liquid.  I usually use water, but you can also use coconut water, or a plant-based milk (i.e., coconut, rice, almond, hemp).

2. Choose your Oats.  I like the taste of quick oats best, but you can also use rolled oats or steel-cut oats.  Rolled oats and steel cut oats take approximately 20 minutes to make whereas quick oats take 3 minutes to make on the stove.  To see more information regarding types of oats, go here: Oat Types

3. Choose your Sweetener. (all-natural, of course!)  I usually use Stevia, but you can also use mashed bananas, berries, chopped or blended dates, or maple syrup.  To see other all-natural sweeteners, go here: 9 Awesome Sugar Alternatives

4. Choose your Nuts or Seeds.  Depending on the type of oatmeal I make that day, the nuts and seeds will vary.  You can use ground flaxseeds, chia, hemp, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds.  As for nuts, you can use walnuts, chopped almonds, or macadamia nuts.

5. Spice it up!  This is where you can mix it up, and add any of your favorite spices or extras!  I like to add cinnamon and coconut flakes.  You can also add nutmeg or any other spices you love!

Here are two of my favorite recipes:

Simple Oatmeal

  1. 1 cup Water, heated to boiling, then add:
  2. 1/2 cup Quick Oats.  Reduce heat.  Simmer for 3 minutes. Transfer to bowl and add:
  3. Stevia, sprinkled in
  4. 1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseeds
  5. Cinnamon, a few dashes

Banana Nut Oatmeal

  1. 1 cup Water, heated to boiling, then add:
  2. 1/2 cup Quick Oats. Reduce heat.  Simmer for 3 minutes.  Transfer to bowl and add:
  3. 1/2 Banana, mashed
  4. Walnuts, chopped (as many as you like!)
  5. 2 Tbsp Coconut Flakes

For Carrot Cake Oatmeal Recipe, click here: Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Wishing you a yummy, healthy breakfast!

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