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October 22, 2018

My Go-To Oatmeal Recipe

You asked for it so here comes my Go-To Oatmeal Recipe. It comes nutrient packed and is best prepped in a large batch so you only have to cook it once! Doesn’t that sound like a dream for those early mornings you are rushing out the door? I think yes, so let’s do it!

Go-To Oatmeal Recipe

What Makes Oatmeal a Balanced Breakfast?

My particular recipe brings the trifecta into the entire meal. You have your starch which is your oats, you get your fats from the variable seeds & toppings, and some protein from my favorite collagen! Ensuring your body receives the three main macronutrients allows proper fuel for your brain and body to function in the morning.

How to Create Variety in your Daily Morning Meal?

Go-To Oatmeal Recipe

In the morning I always make sure I have a source of fat to fuel my brain. The source is most often nut butter or seeds. In this recipe it is both, but be careful to not make the same thing every morning. Rather create a morning meal with variety, balance, and moderation. Meaning, you make small switches here and there of certain ingredients allowing your body to intake a variable number of nutrients rather than just the same ones all the time. I know we are creatures of habit but it is beneficial to push your taste buds out of their comfort zone.

When we fuel with balance and variety we allow our bodies to uptake the variable number of micronutrients and macronutrients on a daily basis. Eating the same thing day in and day out limits our nutrient intake which long term can cause deficiencies in our bodies.

Side Go-To Oatmeal Recipe

Milla’s Tips & Tricks to Creating Variety:

  1. I make sure to switch up which nuts & seeds you use daily

    • I typically will grind the seeds in a blender for easy mixing & digestive purposes
    • Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, etc.
    • Walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, psyllium husk, buckwheat, etc.
    • Gerb’s has a 5 & 7 seed blend you can buy HERE if you don’t want to buy all of these ingredients separately
  2. Switch up the nut butter drizzle

    • Peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, roasted coconut butter, etc.
  3. Switch up your toppings daily

    • Coconut chips
    • Cacao Nibs
    • Cinnamon, Cardamom, Pumpkin Spice, etc.
    • Fresh berries
    • Any chopped fruit

Remember make things easy on yourself and batch make the oatmeal ahead of time. You can make two pots so you can have different nuts and seeds in one versus the other. Then you can dress it up in whatever way your heart desires with your toppings of choice! Find the main recipe below or if you prefer overnight oats check out THIS RECIPE!

Go-To Oatmeal

Simple oatmeal for your weekday mornings! Batch make the recipe to prevent having to cook every single morning!

Oatmeal

  • 1/2 Cup Oats ((prefer to use Sprouted Oats))
  • 1 Tbsp Flax Seeds ((ground))
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds ((whole or ground))
  • 1 Scoop Further Food Collagen ((use code CAMILLATHYME10 for a discount))
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk ((homemade or Califia Farms is a good one, you can also use water))

Toppings

  • 1 Tbsp Drizzled Cashew Butter ((can use other nut butters))
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Raspberry jam ((Spread the Love makes amazing Raspberry jam, on my shop page))
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Flakes ((unsweetened))

Stove Top Method

  1. Add all of the oatmeal ingredients into a pot and place on stove top on low to medium heat.
  2. Stirring occasionally allow oats and seeds to absorb liquid until desired consistency is created. This recipe makes the oatmeal thicker than normal as I prefer them this way, if you want to make them less thick just add more liquid.
  3. Once the oatmeal has thickened remove from stove top and add to breakfast bowl or tupperware. Sprinkle all of your toppings onto the oatmeal and enjoy! 
  4. You can always add more almond milk to the final bowl once it’s done.

Microwave Method

  1. In a microwave safe bowl add the oatmeal ingredients and place in microwave. Heat up in 30-45 second increments stirring in between to ensure an even uptake of the almond milk and prevent drying out.
  2. Then add all of your toppings! ENJOY!

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