Oatmeal can be one of the healthiest breakfasts out there, but only if you do it RIGHT.
Oats are a healthy grain. They are high in fiber, which can reduce bad cholesterol and help you stay full longer. They also enhance the body’s immune response and stabilize blood sugar; plus, they’re gluten free.
However, instant oatmeal (in the packets) often has loads of added sugar and salt and artificial coloring, and can bump up your blood sugar. (One Green Planet)
Stick with rolled oats or steel cut oats, and make a quick, delicious, filling breakfast!
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (natural)
- Agave and Cinnamon to taste
Note: Agave Sweetener is not necessary if using regular peanut butter, because that has added sugar, but as natural peanut butter is unsweetened, I’m adding a touch of agave sweetener. Agave can be substituted for syrup or honey.
Boil 1 cup water, add 1/2 cup oats, mix for 5 minutes
Cut apple, add to oats
Add 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
Add agave and cinnamon to taste
So tasty and healthy, and a filling breakfast to help jump start your metabolism and give you energy for the day ahead.