I’m a big fan of oatmeal! I could eat oatmeal for breakfast my whole life. It’s so filling and tender as a way to topping that you can’t get bored of it.
I must admit that about 3-4 years ago, I wouldn’t say I liked oatmeal too much; instead, I used to eat a package of cereals full of sugar and other fake flavors in stores. I introduced oatmeal in my diet only after I started paying more attention to all the ingredients and products I ate and researched their benefits on the body. In short, I made healthier choices that had a positive effect on my health.
Going from a slightly messy diet, in which we ate chaotically, to a much cleaner diet, I discovered a lot of delicious recipes, including the common porridge. Over time, I kept trying dozens of variants and combinations until I managed to perfect them. In this way, I set a base, which I use for each recipe, then follow the most exciting part: the topping.
Many people make the mistake of adding sugar, too many sweeteners, or syrups. In this way, oatmeal becomes too high in calories and moves away from the concept of being healthy. To enrich the porridge from a nutritional point of view, add seeds (chia, flax, hemp), oilseeds (nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews), all in small quantities (one or two tablespoons. Do not add sugar at all, but instead sweeten the porridge with a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup, fresh fruits with a low glycemic index (berries, kiwis, apples); you can also add dried fruits but in small quantities.
For today’s recipe, the lucky combination is wild blueberries and apples!
Wild blueberries are much healthier than regular blueberries. It doesn’t mean that you should stop eating regular blueberries, but rather that if you have a choice between the two, go for the wild ones! They have a higher amount of fiber and less sugar, making them a perfect addition to any healthy meal. I love adding them as topping on pancakes or in oatmeal for some additional fruit serving.
Nutritional Information (without toppings):
- Calories 330
- Servings: 5
- Carbohydrate: 56 g
- Sugar: 10 g
- Added Sugar: 0 g
- Total Fat: 8 g
- Saturated Fat: 1 g
- Protein: 16 g
- Fiber: 15 g
Wild Blueberry Oatmeal with Apples
- a medium pot
- 2 medium apples
- 2 cups of unsweetened plant-based milk
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of powdered ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
- 2 cups of frozen wild blueberries
- optional toppings: natural peanut butter or flaked almonds
- Dice the apples.
- Place all the ingredients (except wild blueberries) in a glass mixing bowl.
- Put all the ingredients listed above in a medium pot, mix and simmer for 3-4 minutes until the oatmeal has absorbed almost all the liquid.
- Mix the porridge with a spoon from time to time to prevent it from sticking to the pot.
- When the oatmeal has absorbed the liquid, transfer the porridge from the pot into serving bowls.
- Enjoy warm and nutritious oatmeal in the morning.
If you are in a hurry in the morning, you can let the oatmeal soak overnight, and in the morning, you can heat the mixture, then add the rest of the ingredients. You will get a good breakfast, which will be rather a delicious dessert.