My all time favourite breakfast is such a simple and easy recipe – oatmeal! I love having a warm breakfast in the morning (especially when it’s freeeezing outside). Whole rolled oats have so many health benefits: they are packed with fibre and they release sugars from the carbohydrates into your bloodstream over a long period of time rather than all at once, so won’t cause an awful spike in your blood glucose levels after eating them. The best part about oatmeal is all the ways you can dress it up, you can really get creative and make it even tastier and healthier.
- 40g whole rolled oats
- enough water/almond milk to cover them (depending on how thick you like the consistency to be!)
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
My go-to toppings:
- ½ scoop protein powder (optional)
- 1 tbsp. nut butter of choice
- handful of fruit (I love bananas and berries for oatmeal)
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
The method really isn’t difficult at all, just mix all of the oatmeal basics together (except the vanilla extract) and pop into the microwave for around two minutes. You can always put it back in for a few seconds more if you like it a little less runny like I do! Alternatively, stick it on the hob and stir until desired consistency is reached.
Once cooked, add your vanilla extract and stir. It should be creamy and delicious and ready to eat just like this!
The exciting part comes next – the toppings! I sometimes add a half scoop of my favourite protein powder (MyProtein Vanilla Whey Isolate). All toppings are optional, but remember to keep it healthy and blood glucose level friendly!
I love adding a tablespoon of cashew nut or almond butter (it melts and is delicious), a handful of whatever fruit I have lying around, and top with a teaspoon of chia seeds for added fibre. Add a dash more almond milk and it’s ready to eat and enjoy.