Oatmeal Fuel

Oats have been a staple breakfast for me recently: easy to prepare, filling, nutritious and never boring!

Oatmeal and a smoothie
My favorite combination is 1/2 cup of plain oats with one tablespoon of chia seeds (or flax), a pinch of sea salt, cinnamon and a scoop of green powder, and a green smoothie with cacao, blueberries and a serving of protein powder.

Even though I do enjoy them plain quick oats are so versatile to make, and the options are endless: from sweet to savory, to half-half.

What Oats Offer


Not only do they improve blood sugar but also aid in digestion because of their high soluble and insoluble fiber content. Some have gluten and some are gluten-free, so check the label.

Half a cup (78 grams) of dry oats contains (1).

  • Manganese: 191% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 41% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 34% of the RDI
  • Copper: 24% of the RDI
  • Iron: 20% of the RDI
  • Zinc: 20% of the RDI
  • Folate: 11% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 39% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 10% of the RDI
  • Smaller amounts of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B3 (niacin)


Here are a couple of different options. Let me know which one do you like best!


SWEET
1) a cup of oats (or 1/2 cup, depending on your needs), two tablespoons of chia or flax seeds, a cup of blueberries, cinnamon, almond milk, stevia (or monk fruit, both plant-derived sweeteners)
2) oats, one medium mashed banana, a tablespoon of hemp seeds, rice milk, few dates, nutmeg
3)oats, green tea (or herbal), one chopped apple, an oz of walnuts, a teaspoon of maple syrup. You can use also almond butter!


SALTY
1) oats, a tablespoon of pumpkin seeds, a teaspoon of peanut butter (or pb2), celery, bell pepper, mustard seed and cumin
2)oats, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes (or tomato puree), nutritional yeast, black pepper, Himalayan sat
3)oats, steamed broccoli, sprinkle seasoning, olives

Another great option is overnight oats: you leave them overnight in a Manson jar and add 2 ts of chia seeds, frozen berries, sweetener of choice and almond milk. Stir well with a spoon and enjoy!

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Oats are also a delicious base for cakes. Check out my desserts category.



For convenience I use this brand. You only need boiled water and they’re ready

I love this powdered peanut butter:
its fat is abstracted and you
only get the protein value, plus the flavor
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Chia seeds are usually discounted
on Amazon if you use Prime.


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