Growing up you always hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but for a lot of us, we end up going for something that is easy, like cereal. While cereal is delicious, it isn’t very nutritious, and because breakfast boosts your metabolism and energy, it is important to make sure that you eat a balanced and nutritious breakfast. One of my favorite breakfasts lately has been oatmeal, it gives me a ton of energy, and keeps me full for for the entire morning. I never used to be the biggest oatmeal fan, but since I started experimenting with adding different fruit and nuts, I’ve been loving it. What’s great about this oatmeal is that it has flax seeds, hemp seeds, and nuts. Flax seeds are loaded with nutrients, and provide you with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Hemp seeds are even better than flax seeds, they’re loaded with omega-3 and omega-6, protein, and fiber. Both of these are great for heart health, PMS symptoms, and they’re also great for your hair, skin and nails.
Start by measuring out your oatmeal and almond milk, for my oatmeal the measurements on the back of the box say that for one serving I need 1/2 cup of oatmeal, and 1 cup of water or milk. I choose to use almond milk, because it makes it creamier and adds more nutrients. After measuring out my oatmeal and almond milk, I add it all into a small pot, put it on the stove, and turn it to medium-high heat. Make sure you stir it often, or it does stick to the bottom. I put it on high heat so I can make it faster, but you can put it on any heat that works for you.
When it’s done it should have a nice creamy consistency.
After it’s done, I add either fresh or frozen fruit, hemp seeds, flax seeds, and cashews. You can add any seeds or nuts you want, I just prefer this mix.
This is the finished product, it’s delicious, nutritious, and only takes about ten minutes to make.
½ cup gluten-free oatmeal
1 cup almond milk
fresh or frozen fruit
2 tbsp flax seeds
3 tbsp hemp seeds
1. Prepare the oatmeal following the instructions on the back of the container.
2. Put the oatmeal in a bowl, and add fruit, flax seeds, hemp seeds, and cashews.
3. Serves 1.
4. Takes 10 minutes.