I personally LOVE oatmeal but I know there’s a lot of you out there that want to gag when you hear to word. Trust me, I used to be one of them.
There are so many great health benefits of oatmeal. Its considered a Superfood because it is high in fiber, lowers cholesterol, boosts immune system, and stabilizes blood sugar. Its no wonder why every “diet” out there recommends this bland breakfast food. But I’m here to tell you how to kick up that flavor … clean and healthy of course!
Here’s the basic recipe to a power-bowl of oatmeal:
- 1/2 cup old fashioned whole grain oats
- 1 cup water
- 3 egg whites
- 1-2 packets stevia
1. In a small pot, combine water and oats.
2. Heat on the stovetop, uncovered, on medium-high heat until the mixture comes to a simmer (about 4 minutes). Stir and reduce the heat to medium-low.
3. Add egg whites and mix until the mixture is well blended. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
4. When the oats have absorbed all of the water and the egg whites add the stevia and other flavorful ingredients listed below
For Apple Pie Oats 1/2 medium size apple cut up into tiny pieces, 1 T sugar-free maple syrup, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract.
For Almond Joy Oats 1/2 scoop chocolate whey, 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut, 1/4 tsp almond extract, top with sliced almonds
For Almond Lover Oats 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp almond extract, top with 1 T Almond Butter, sprinkle almond slices on top
For Chocolate Lover Oats 1/2 scoop chocolate whey, 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
For Pumpkin Pie Oats 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, 1 T sugar-free maple syrup, 1 tsp cinnamon(or pumpkin pie spice), sprinkle chia seeds on top
For Peanut Butter Cup Oats 1/2 scoop chocolate whey, 1 T unsweetend cocoa powder, 1 T Peanut Butter, stevia to taste.
For Peanut Butter and Jelly Oats 1 T Peanut butter, 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
The possibilities are endless, experiment with your own favorite toppings!