Lately I’ve been reallllllll into rolled oats.
Here’s the deal: I’ve noticed that if I wake up & eat an oatmeal break I don’t want carbs at night. Oatmeal gives me that satisfied-I-don’t-need-to-stuff-my-face-with-pasta-and-shit-later feeling.
It’s filling, delicious, & welp, it also happens to be one of the world’s healthiest foods.
According to WHFoods.org, “oats are harvested in the fall but are available throughout the year and can add extra nutrition to a variety of healthy dishes. Oats, known scientifically as Avena sativa, are a hardy cereal grain able to withstand poor soil conditions in which other crops are unable to thrive. Oats gain part of their distinctive flavor from the roasting process that they undergo after being harvested and cleaned. Although oats are then hulled, this process does not strip away their bran and germ allowing them to retain a concentrated source of their fiber and nutrients. Oats, via their high fiber content, are already known to help remove cholesterol from the digestive system that would otherwise end up in the bloodstream. Now, the latest research suggests they may have another cardio-protective mechanism. Antioxidant compounds unique to oats help prevent free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease”
Don’t be fooled though…make sure you’re buying rolled oats that are non-GMO, gluten-free, MSG free, wheat/dairy free. Trader Joe’s carries this kind & they’re amaze. Check out my latest obsession:
Ok, so let’s talk about this lil dime of a recipe: I use my favorite berries, a squeeze of lemon, a lil raw honey ( << read more here ), & some cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice to create a jam-like substance. Squish it all together with a fork to make something similar to this mixture.
Then I cook my rolled oats on the stove ( not the microwave, stove. Not a micro-fan, sorry ) in fluoride-free water. Once the oats are cooked a bit ( I like to keep them a little raw instead of cook them ALL the way through ), I add them to my jammy jam. Sprinkle chia seeds on top &…yummmm…OMG…die.
A lil AM party in my mouth.
If you’re a milk person, try adding a little unsweetened almond milk
FYI: just because oats are freaking phenomenal, doesn’t mean to shove the whole bag down your throat— practice portion control & you’re in the safe zone.
How do you eat oatmeal? Any creative tips? Share!