This is a place where we smash diet culture. Meaning, there is no room for fad diets, eliminating food groups, juice cleanses or glorifying "clean eating." This blog is meant to bring truth and shed light on the fact that ALL foods provide us with energy no matter what. Food is meant to be enjoyed and my goal is to ultimately remove the guilt and shame that diet culture may have taught you & nurture a positive relationship with food.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Simple oatmeal for your weekday mornings! Batch make the recipe to prevent having to cook every single morning!