Most of us know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but I am surprised by how many people actually skip breakfast, or grab something unhealthy on the way to work (like a muffin). This may eventually lead to unhealthy cravings for lunch.
I would like to share with you a quick & simple, yet nutritious & delicious, breakfast recipe that is my go-to when I don’t have time for something more elaborate. And before you think oatmeal it too boring, give this recipe a try and you may be pleasantly surprised at how tasty it can be.
Oatmeal in itself is pretty bland and goes well with many fruits & nuts. In this particular recipe I use blueberries. I always keep frozen organic blueberries in my freezer in case I run out of fresh fruit.
To make oatmeal taste better don’t just make it with water, instead, use half water & half almond milk. Preferably home made, I have an easy recipe here How To Make Almond Milk at Home, or you can use any other nut milk or regular milk.
The next important component is chia seeds. They are also pretty bland in taste but are full of nutrients, protein and fiber. Adding them to your oatmeal not only brings up the nutrition value but will also keep you feeling full longer. I usually add chia seeds after oatmeal is done cooking & let it sit for a few minutes. Chia seeds will absorb the moisture in the oatmeal so you may have to add more liquid.
I add frozen blueberries 1 minute before the oatmeal is done (while its still simmering) this slowly stops the cooking process and warms up the blueberries. This way you don’t have to wait to defrost them. While you cook them with your oatmeal, they will add wonderful flavor (and color) to this healthy hot breakfast.
I don’t use any sweeteners in this recipe, just sprinkle coconut flakes on top. But you can also mix it with honey and/or granola for crunchiness and extra sweetness.
- 1.5 cup of water
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 cup quick cooking organic oats
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- coconut flakes (optional)
- Bring water and almond milk to a slow boil and stir in the oats. Cook according to directions (about 3 minutes) and add frozen blueberries 1 minute before oatmeal is done. If it's 1 minute oatmeal brand, just cook for 1 additional minute and turn off.
- Add chia seeds and let stand for 3 more minutes, if it's too thick add more milk.
- Sprinkle with coconut flakes or granola (optional).
- Enjoy with your favorite tea or coffee
Ingredients you can order for this recipe to save even more time by not going to the store: