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Power Up Your Oatmeal

Written by Carri Uranga

January 20, 2015

It’s Oatmeal Season!

Pineapple Spinach Mint Smoothie

During the winter I still drink my shake for breakfast and often have oatmeal as a post-practice meal or what ends up being lunch.
Oatmeal doesn’t have to be a pale, bland substitute for food. I used to dread it, but now that I add all sorts of yummy stuff to it, I look forward to it and actually crave it!
Oatmeal is filling, healthy and can help reduce cholesterol. As you know from our recent Foods that Fight Dementia post we are all about preventive maintenance.
There are lots of additions you can add to your oats, but here are a few ways to power up your oatmeal!

  • 1/3 cup of oats – I use quick cooking (3-5 minutes), but not instant. Of course the steel cut Irish Oats are the best, but I’m usually in a hurry!
    I boil water using an electric kettle. I don’t mind if the oats are a little chewy.
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • Small handful of dried cranberries or raisins
  • A spoonful of chia or flax seeds
  • Splash of cinnamon
  • Squeeze of honey
  • With a nice blend of carbs, protein, fat and Omegas, this hearty bowl of goodness makes a perfect post-practice meal.

    What are your favorite ways to power up your oatmeal ?

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