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How to Upgrade Your Oatmeal Bowl

Are you tired of that plain old oatmeal with cinnamon and brown sugar? Or the pre-mixed packages that aren’t supporting your health goals?

Well, guess what! There is so much more you can do with your oatmeal bowls that you are missing out on!

Let’s start with the base:

What are some things we can add into our oatmeal to make it more filling and flavourful?

  • 1 tbsp Flax seed
  • 1 tbsp Chia seed
  • 1 tbsp Hemp seed
  • ½ – 1 scoop Protein powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin spice
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp Apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp Shredded Zucchini
  • 2 tbsp Shredded Carrots
  • 1 tsp Raisins
  • 1 tsp Cranberries
  • 1/3 cup Egg whites
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Coconut sugar

All of these ingredients above are greats things to add into your oatmeal bowls. They make the base of your creation so much more filling and flavourful!

Wondering how to cook your oats? Here are some options:

Instead of using plain old water, try to upgrade your bowl by using liquids such as almond, cashew or oat milk. Use the ratio ½ cup oats to 1 cup liquid. This will make 1 serving.

  1. Overnight oats
    • For a thicker texture try ½ cup liquid to ¼ cup Greek yogurt
    • Eat cold or microwave for 2 minutes
  • Microwave oats
    • Mix your oats + liquid + additional ingredients
    • Then microwave for 2 minutes
  • Stove top oats
    • Boil 1 cup of your liquid
    • Add in oats
    • Simmer for 5-10 minutes

Next lets’ take a look at toppings:

There are soooo many ingredients you can top your yogurt and oatmeal bowls with.

Sweet

  • Fruit
    • Banana
    • Strawberries
    • Blueberries
    • Raspberries
    • Blackberries
    • Mango
    • Kiwi
    • Cherries
    • Apple
    • Papaya
  • Nuts
    • Almonds
    • Cashews
    •  Walnuts
    • Macadamia nuts
    • Brazilian nuts 
    • Pine nuts
    • Pistachios
    • Pecans
  • Seeds
    • Pumpkin seeds
    • Sunflower seeds
  • Nut/seed butter
    • Peanut butter
    • Almond butter
    • Cashew butter
    • Pecan butter
    • Sunflower seed butter
    • Pumpkin seed butter
  • Chocolate chips
  • Cocoa nibs
  • Granola

Savoury

  • Veggies
    • Carrots
    • Mushrooms
    • Spinach
    • Kale
    • Butternut squash
    • Acorn squash
    • Tomato’s
    • Asparagus
    • Sweet potato
  • Other
    • Black beans
    • Avocado
    • Eggs
    • Bacon
    • Cheese

Now the best thing about all of these ingredients to mix in and top your oatmeal bowls with are that you can mix and match them to make a variety of different meals. There are endless recipes one can come up with, but here are some ideas to get you started!

  • Carrot cake oats
    • Oats
    • Almond milk
    • Greek yogurt
    • Flaxseed
    • Cinnamon
    • Nutmeg
    • Shredded carrots
    • Raisins
    • Pecans
    • Maple syrup
  • Zucchini oats
    • Oats
    • Hemp seeds
    • Cashew milk
    • Cinnamon
    • Shredded zucchini
    • Walnuts
  • Pumpkin pie oats
    • Oats
    • Pumpkin puree
    • Almond milk
    • Chia seeds
    • Pumpkin spice
    • Pecans
    • Greek yogurt
  • Apple Cinnamon Oats
    • Oats
    • Chia seed
    • Flax seed
    • Hemp seed
    • Almond milk
    • Apple
    • Cinnamon
    • Almond butter
    • Walnuts
  • Banana peanut butter oats
    • Oats
    • Oat milk
    • Vanilla protein powder
    • Flax seed
    • Chia seed
    • Cinnamon
    • Banana
    • Peanut butter
  • Berry good oats
    • Oats
    • Almond milk
    • Chia seed
    • Flaxseed
    • Hempseed
    • Cinnamon
    • Strawberries
    • Blueberries
    • Raspberries
    • Blackberries
    • Almonds
    • Pumpkinseeds
    • Cashews
  • Chocolatey oats
    • Oats
    • Cashew milk
    • Chocolate protein powder
    • Chocolate chips
    • Strawberries
    • Walnuts
  • Savoury oats
    • Oats
    • Oat milk
    • Flaxseed
    • Spinach
    • Butternut squash
    • Sunny side up egg

Like what you see? Looking for some help to upgrade your healthy meals? Contact me today at victoria@fullmetalcrossfit.com

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