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March 20, 2017

9 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Daily Oatmeal Routine

Sick of that same boring bowl of oatmeal? We’ve heard it a million times: “Oatmeal is so blah” or “I’m just not an oatmeal person anymore” or “I know it’s good for me, but I just can’t get myself to eat it.” Your oatmeal doesn’t have to be boring! It doesn’t have to be yucky. It doesn’t have to be same every day. Change it up. Add nutrition! Make it YOURS! Make it FUN! We’ve gathered 9 easy and healthy ways to REAWAKEN your daily oatmeal routine or to get you nay-oatmeal-sayers to LOVE this nutritious breakfast staple! The best part? Our tips are HEALTHY and made with our ZERO-sugar Super Oats!

Image from @christnehalbert

Sneak in Veggies with Zoats

We’ve taken a cue from Instagrammer and zoats connoisseur Christnehalbert. Simply shred zucchini and add to your oatmeal and water (or milk or milk alternative) mixture before cooking. You may have to cook a little longer to get the zucchini shreds cooked to a texture of your liking.

Benefits: Zucchini is high in fiber and very little calories. It also contains folate, magnesium and potassium.

Image from @megs_healthyymeals

Top with MORE LOVE for an Extra Crunch

Our Super Oats already have a great texture thanks to the quinoa, nuts and seeds blend. But add some crunchy bean-based cereal and you’ve got a delicious, vegan, perfectly balanced, perfectly textured breakfast bowl! And take a hint from Megs_healthyymeals: Don’t forget the nut butter, which makes any meal even more delicious!

Power ‘Em Up with Eggs or Nut Butter

Top with an over-easy egg, layer on some nut butter or mix in egg whites to add more protein! Eggs add 9g protein, egg whites add 3.6g protein and some natural nut butters can add up to 8g of protein per serving. Additional pluses to adding egg whites? They make oatmeal fluffier!

Raise the Bar

Dice up a healthy low-sugar, all-natural bar to add the additional flavors and nutrients you want and need. We’ve perfected the bar method with a sliced up Perfect Bar and coconut flakes. MMmmmmm there’s just something so incredible about chocolate and coconut!

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Bake It!

Sure, a bowl of unsweetened oatmeal can get boring after awhile. If you’ve hit that road block, try baking it! Simply mix a ripened banana and oats and bake in a tray or on a cookie sheet for easy banana breakfast cookies or breakfast bars. Or try our Super Oats Almond Butter Cookies. We’re also mega fans of Hungryhaley’s Spiced Chai Oatmeal Cookie recipe.

Turn it Into a Pancake

Perhaps the easiest and simplest way to mix up your oatmeal texture: Just mix Super Oats with an egg and throw it on a skillet! Also adds an easy 6g of protein. Watch our Super Oats Pancake tutorial for easy prepping! Extra tip: Use cookie cutters for fun festive shapes!! Top with honey and some tasty, crunchy cereals like our Love O’s.

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Heal and Prevent Ailments with Turmeric Oats

We are huge fans of this anti-inflammatory root that helps with join/muscle pain and even mood swings! We’re also huge fans of @realfoodgypsy’s turmeric oats recipes and tips, like adding cinnamon or maple if you don’t like the taste of turmeric. Even mixing in a packet of Golden Chai Tea with your bowl of Super Oats can get you these health benefits.

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Keep it Fresh! And Colorful

Nothing says freshness like seasonal fruits and veggies. Try to get your food rainbow in (we’re big believers in eating foods in every color of the rainbow everyday!) with Super Oats bowl toppings! Berries, banana, mango, kiwi! The fruit options are endless!! AND delicious! Even a diced up avocado, zucchini and other squashes taste delicious with sugar-free oats, nuts and seeds.

We added hemp seeds as well for more yummy fats and nutrients. And flowers, for happiness. We don’t recommend eating the flowers 😉

ChocolatiZe It

Ever crave chocolate for breakfast? Don’t worry, we don’t judge. We support you chocolate lovers!!! Top with Comet Crispies, Wild Friends Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butters or mix in a pinch of cacao powder. The fiber in the oatmeal and natural sugars and “healing powers” from chocolate also make this a great mid-day, pick-me-up snack.

 

What’s YOUR go-to oatmeal topping? We’d love to hear how you make your oatmeal your own!