Hello everyone :)
With summer in full swing in Canada and the temperatures HOT you may think I am crazy for posting a hot oatmeal recipe. The good thing about oatmeal is it can be eaten hot or cold, and it is extremely nutritious and super filling so I figured I would share what I have for breakfast most mornings. First I will show you the hot oats, then move on to oatmeal you can prepare before bed to have cold in the morning if that's what you prefer.
First up take your oats and measure 1/2 cup
I use gluten free quick oats that are purchased from the bulk barn, I swear by these oats! They are affordable and with the quick cooking time it cannot be beat. If you do not avoid gluten, regular quick oats will work (Costco sells giant two pack box of Quaker Oats for a great deal).
Next add the oats to 1 1/4 cup of water and bring to boil on the stove. Once the oats begin to boil reduce heat to low and let simmer for a few minutes stirring constantly to prevent sticking to the pot. I usually add a splash of almond milk if needed.
Once the oats have thickened add in 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder to add flavour and a punch of protein. You can also add stevia to sweeten if you like. Remove from heat, pour into a bowl and drizzle one tablespoon of your favourite NATURAL nut butter on top for some healthy fats and few slices of banana.
I rotate my nut butters on a daily basis but my favourites are almond butter & peanut butter (both can be purchased at Costco for the best price). You can omit the nut butter and add ground flax, or hemp hearts for the healthy fats, whatever you prefer :)
Toppings are endless for oatmeal,you can add berries, goji berries, maca powder, fresh fruit, Greek yogurt whatever your taste buds fancy. Oats are a great meal that will be sure to leave you full for hours, all whole providing you with the fuel and nutrients your body needs.
For cold oats, also known in the blog world as "overnight oats" , preparation is done the evening before so in the morning all you need to do is grab a spoon and eat, perfect for those who are pressed for time in the mornings.
In a bowl combine 1/2 cup oats,1.5 cups almond milk or milk of choice, 1/2 or 1 scoop of protein powder of choice, 2 tbsp chia seeds, stevia to sweeten (optional). Combine well and refrigerate overnight. In the morning you can add any additional toppings you like. The end result may not look pretty but it tastes fantastic I promise!
I hope you enjoy your next bowl of oatmeal as much as I do :) As always, thank you for reading. I hope you continue on your path to better health, wiser dietary choices and fuelling your body with the best nutrients possible to fuel your body for the workouts you complete. Have a great day everyone, until next time.