Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The Oatmeal series: Nutty oatmeal



I broke my breakfast routine! The reason: I rediscovered oatmeal ...

Oatmeal contains lots of calcium and magnesium and is rich in polyphenols (antioxidants). It is high in slow sugars and therefore ensures a long feeling of fullness. Oatmeal is also packed with fiber, which is good for your intestines and for the digestion process. In addition, oatmeal is also good for the heart and blood vessels and blood sugar (diabetes) and it strengthens the immune system. So nothing but good, perfect for breakfast!



So this was my first attempt at making oatmeal after a very - very long time ... and I must admit, I went a little crazy on the toppings. Oh well.

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Ingredients:

Oatmeal:
1/2 cup of oatmeal
1 cup of almond milk (in fact I used almond-rice milk)
Cinnamon

Topping:
Raisins
Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Flax seeds
Shredded coconut
Almonds
Cashews
1 tsp of peanut butter
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Put the oats, together with the almond milk and a pinch of cinnamon in a pot and set it to medium high heat. Let the oats boil for about 5-10 minutes, and stir occasionally. When you are pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl.

Oatmeal is ready ... time for the fun part: the toppings! Add some flax seeds, raisins, seeds and nuts and finish with some shredded coconut. Yummy! And if that is not enough, go wild with some peanut butter. Heaven!

You can experiment with the amount of milk you add. If you like thicker oatmeal, use less milk and vice-versa.



Oatmeal helps you developing your creative mind because the combinations are endless! There is nothing like eating a cup of hot oatmeal on a cold drizzly morning. A perfect and powerful start of the day!

Do you like oatmeal? What's your favourite topping?


Love,
Sofie

8 comments:

  1. Thats looks yummy and hearty, and anything but basic, boring oatmeal!


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  2. YUMMY. I like cashews and pumpkin seeds and I never thought of putting peanut butter in oatmeal before. Was it nice? The cinnamon must have been lovely, especially on a cold morning! My favourite topping is honey, banana and (if I've been good) chocolate buttons x
    Much love for the interesting and inspiring post x

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    1. Thank you very much! Yes, the peanut butter was very good, speaking as a big peanut butter lover :)
      Yum, banana, I've also tried that last week and it is really good as well! x

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  3. Yum! This looks so tasty. I recently made the mistake of buying instant oatmeal and have been pretty unhappy about it. Gotta get me some rolled oats again soon! I tend to go classic (and unhealthy) and put some brown sugar on it, but then try to justify that choice by adding a couple of tablespoons of chia seeds!

    -Becca
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    1. Haha! Chia seeds sound so good, they're still on my list of "to be tested".

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  4. i'm not that big fan of oatmeals but yours looks yummy! i love nuts and might try it tomo morning :) oh, have you tried raspberry one? it's delish :)

    Anna xx
    Little Pretty Mess

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  5. This looks like a really good breakfast Sofie!

    Lucy x

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  6. Looks tasty,I loev oatmeal!
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