Breakfast doesn’t have to be boring, and it never is when it’s got blueberries! This superfood blueberry oatmeal is all the things breakfast should be starting with delicious!
Oatmeal is a great breakfast staple across the world and has been for years! The only issue is that sometimes all the toppings and sweeteners can deteriorate the nutritional value that oatmeal has to offer. Oatmeal is high in fiber, iron, protein, magnesium, and many other vitamins and minerals. These nutrients provided by oats can help lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, and promote weight loss. Many commercialized oat brands add sugar or other sweeteners to prepackaged servings. For this recipe, I recommend using gluten-free oats that are rolled oats or steel cut oats, and even instant oats are fine as long as there is only one ingredient on the label.
Flax seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Chia seeds are also a great source of omega-3s, as well as calcium. Hemp seeds are a complete protein and contain both omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Maca root helps to balance hormones and increases energy. Getting sweetness from cinnamon, vanilla extract, and protein powder that is only sweetened with stevia leaf ensures bursting flavor without added sugar spikes and unnecessary carbohydrates. To top it off, not only are blueberries in season for spring, but they are very high in antioxidants and flavor, and low in sugar.