• Genevieve

Simple Wholesome Oatmeal


Oatmeal or porridge is a well-known simple breakfast that includes a plethora of nutrients while keeping you satiated. Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, making oatmeal apart of your day will improve gut health and keep you stay fuller longer.


Surprisingly there are many people who don't realize how to make oatmeal simply delicious and maximize its' nutrient density.


To take the answer out of the question I compiled a favourite around our house that even my hard to please 5 year old fawns over.


1 cup unsweetened cashew milk (non-dairy milk of your choice)

3/4 cup rolled oats

pinch of salt

2 tbsp ground flax seeds

1 tsp chia seeds

Favourite fruits (especially berries to up your phytonutrients)

1/4 cup maple syrup


1. In a saucepan heat milk of your choice on medium to a simmer. Add oats and a pinch of salt, then cook for 8 minutes, until desired consistency. Stir occasionally.

2. Add flax seed and chia seeds. Cook additional 2 minutes.


3. Pour all your porridge into a bowl and add your favourite fruits and maple syrup.


4. Cool down with a splash of non-dairy milk that you used in the recipe.


Hot Tip: Include other nuts (hazelnuts, peanuts, almonds) and/or seeds (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds) to increase protein intake.


So simple yet so delicious!


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