Making your oatmeal taste delicious isn’t just a possibility, its a necessity. I once believed oatmeal was a bland food that could never be turned into something that actually tastes half decent, but turns out I was wrong. Oatmeals actually turned out to be one of my favourite foods for breakfast (and sometimes even dinner)! Theres so many ways you can transform your oatmeal game and actually get excited about it every morning and today I’m sharing how you can make this super nutritious food into something delicious that you’ll actually love!
1. Cook With Milk Instead of Water
This one itself is a game changer. Have you ever cooked up some oatmeal and it comes out tasting like oatmeal flavoured water? Well this tip will change that! When you cook your oatmeal with milk instead of water, it comes out creamier, richer and with way more flavour! My favourite type of milk to use is almond milk but any milk works well! Almond milk doesn’t just taste good, it also packs in a lot of vitamins and minerals we need daily like calcium, vitamin E and vitamin D!
2. Add Spices and Fruit
Spices not only give so much extra flavour but they also make your oatmeal so much more nutritious then it already is! Leaving your body feeling even more energized and nourished. Every different spice has different benefits. One of my favourite and must add spices to oatmeal is cinnamon! Cinnamon makes your oatmeal naturally sweeter and it also magically helps your body lower its own blood sugar levels! When it comes to fruits, berries are my go-to. They leave you feeling nourished, add the perfect amount of sweetness and are packed full with antioxidants (antioxidants are a substance that protect our cells from free radicals in our body which may lead to disease). I love a combination of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries!
3. Add Nut Butter & Seeds
The last thing you definitely don’t want to miss out on is adding a nut butter or some sort of seeds! This is going to complete your oatmeal because the nuts and seeds will add that additional healthy fat that your body needs to feel full, nourished and energized! This is a common step a lot of people forget about. We’ve been taught to believe that fat is bad and we should always aim for low fat foods, but healthy fats are not only incredibly delicious but they’re also super important for our bodies overall health and energy levels daily! Healthy fats protect our organs and literally keep our bodies warm among many other things. Some of my favourite seeds to add are hemp seeds and chia seeds. Some of my favourite nut butters to add are all natural peanut butter or almond butter. Most recently, I made my own version of healthy Nutella and I’ve been using it in my oatmeal and its beyond delicious! I found it here on the Pick Up Limes website!
There it is! These 3 simple things will totally transform the way you see oatmeal and now you have a quick and easy go to delicious breakfast that’s going to energize you daily!