Although oatmeal is a simple breakfast staple, it’s one that I eat a few times a week because it’s so full of plant-based goodness – and it’s heart-healthy, too. Oats are naturally gluten-free, are low in fat, high in protein and have soluble fiber that keeps your gut bacteria happy and your cholesterol down. Oats also contain a beautiful bounty of minerals like manganese, selenium, phosphorus, fiber, magnesium, and zinc.
Flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts add omega 3 fatty acids and would make for great add-ins; berries like raspberries and blueberries are a superfood and add a fresh nutrient-packed punch with cancer preventing and brain protective antioxidants. The walnuts and a pinch of cinnamon for added brain boost make this the perfect way to start your morning!
Top it off with soy yogurt or your favorite nut milk and your belly will thank you. After all, our health starts in the gut, so we must fuel up with the cleanest, most nourishing foods! This yummy meal keeps me full for hours!
There are so many variations in how you can top your oatmeal. The add-ins are what make this dish. You can add peanut or almond butter, bananas, pears, apples, and even raw chocolate for a more decadent treat! An added a tablespoon of cacao for extra antioxidants and better arterial function, see NutritionFacts.org video, “Dark Chocolate and Artery Function,” for more. Oatmeal is a wonderful way for your body to receive quick and simple nourishment, which makes it a really great pre or post workout snack for under 150 calories.
Keep your taste-buds satisfied with plant-based breakfast recipes:
If you are craving something more like a cookie or cake, you can make your oatmeal, throw in some raisins and then bake them into little muffins or on a cookie sheet for oatmeal cookies; they store in your fridge for about a week and they are perfect for when you are on the go!
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