How do I add more oomph to my breakfast bowl of oatmeal?
I once went to a breakfast place while on a road trip in southern Oregon and, feeling boring, ordered oatmeal. What I expected was a bowl of oats with some maple syrup. What I received instead was a bowl of oats topped with a mountain of fresh raspberries, sliced almonds, golden raisins, and almond milk. It was one of the best oatmeals I've ever had, and proof once again that you can squeeze an extraordinary number of creative ideas into even the simplest of dishes.
Warm and filling, cooked oats are a deeply satisfying breakfast that almost anyone can make, and enjoy. If you're gluten free, you can even purchase gluten-free oats - oatmeal leaves no one behind! With an excellent fiber content and even a little protein, only thing oatmeal leaves behind is some micronutrient nutrition (vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants) â€¦ which is where superfood toppings come into play. These special foods make oatmeal exciting, instantly gourmet, and substantially health-elevated. Explore the options below â€¦ and create your own best-ever oats!
6 Must-try Oatmeals with Oomph
Blueberry Maqui: Make your oatmeal bright purple by mixing in a small amount of maqui powder after cooking. Top with plenty of fresh blueberries, maple syrup and cinnamon, and enjoy the anti-aging anthocyanin antioxidants.
Lucuma Mango: Mix a heaping spoonful or two of lucuma into oatmeal, along with a little almond milk and some fresh mango chunks for a naturally sweet treat. This is a exemplary low-sugar breakfast with plenty of vitamins.
Chocolate Berry: Stir in a little cacao powder with a sweetener of choice into your oatmeal to make a healthy chocolate oatmeal. Top with fresh sliced berries, dried berries like goji's, and cacao nibs. Antioxidants galore!
Maca Banana: Stir in a teaspoon of maca per serving of oatmeal, then top with plenty of sliced bananas. Adds minerals and phytochemicals that provide long-lasting energy. I like to add hemp seeds to this combo as well for extra protein!
Mulberry Chia: Mix a spoonful of chia into your morning oats to make them extra satiating, then add a little vanilla, some mulberries, coconut milk, and sweeten as desired. Healthy omega fats abound thanks to the chia, and mulberries make this breakfast even more heart healthy.
Trail Mix: Short on time? Just add in a handful of our celebrated superfood Navitas Trail Mix - with goji berries, mulberries, goldenberries, cacao nibs and cashews, each bite will be a delicious adventure of balanced nutrition and flavor.
What's your favorite oatmeal combo? Share it in the comments below!