If you're looking for the perfect and quick breakfast recipe than you should definitely try a Blueberry Oatmeal, which is super easy to make, refreshing and most importantly jam-packed of goodness. Join me today to make my version of delicious blueberry oatmeal that's not only nutritious, giving you all the vitamins that you need to feel fantastic and full during the day, yet light at the same time. It's beautiful, sweet and has all the nutrients that your body is craving.
Time: 10 - 15 Minutes
• Whole Milk
• Brown Sugar
- 1You'll need 1 cup of steel-cut oatmeal, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of your favorite milk that can be whole milk, skim milk, low-fat milk or almond milk. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer (cook it uncovered for five minutes) and stirring occasionally until the oats start to absorb all that liquid.
- 2Once the water has been absorbed by those oats now it's time for the flavorings and you can really use whatever you want or have.
- 3We're gonna to take a 1/2 tsp cinnamon, sprinkle over the oatmeal and then start with a 1 tsp brown sugar, or honey to add the sweetness. All this ingredient will slowly dissolve into our mixture and then we're gonna add our fresh blueberries.
- 4Next step is to take 1/2 cup blueberries (If you have blackberries or strawberries use them as well) and to sprinkle it over the oatmeal. Then you should gently stir the mixture in order to incorporate those blueberries.
- 5When it's all finished pour it into a bowl and Enjoy this creamy sweet tummy-warming breakfast.
Incredibly Useful Cooking Tips
In order to speed up the cooking process, we are going to use the microwave. First, we should take the oatmeal, water, honey, milk, and cinnamon in a large bowl and place it in the microwave for around 1-2 minutes. Once the oatmeal starts to absorb the water and the milk, then carefully add the blueberries and enjoy your meal.
I like to use a mixture of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries while preparing the oatmeal. You can even add a tablespoon of honey just to give it a little bit of natural sweetness. Also, it is a great opportunity to use frozen berries, especially in the winter.
It's advised to use traditional oats as opposed to the instant oatmeal that you can buy in individual packets. This is because regular oats have a much lower Glycemic index and so are released slowly into our bloodstream leading to a small release of insulin and avoiding spikes in blood sugar. Regular oats also contain more Beta-glucan, which is great for our health.
Cooking oatmeal with milk is optional since you can prepare the breakfast only with water. The reason why I add milk is that the oatmeal becomes a little bit creamier plus it gives you more calcium. So I would recommend using low-fat milk as it adds a little bit of fat to the meal, which helps us absorb and digest everything much faster.
Surprising Benefits of Blueberry Oatmeal
Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal and the doctors and nutritionists have not stopped recommending having oatmeal as our morning meal. That's because they know that good quality oats, those that are environmentally friendly and free of impurities make you feel and look better on the inside and out.
The Blueberry Oatmeal is ideal for treating your skin as it includes some unique properties and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. Also, the following breakfast provides you with the sufficient amount of protein, so your muscles and body get the energy needed for an effective workout. More importantly, when serving about 1/2 a cup of oatmeal your body gets 15% of the recommended daily amount of protein. Furthermore, Oats are rich in antioxidants that help alleviate itching, inflammation and high blood pressure. All of these effects are enhanced by the presence of vitamin C, that is explained by the fact why most breakfast menus often combine the orange juice with oatmeal, which you can also try.
In addition, oatmeal is also full of carbohydrates that give your body the energy you need. It's recommended to consume oats a little on the dry side as you'll feel fuller for much longer, eliminating the need for other foods. And remember that the carbohydrates found in oatmeal help curb your appetite and maintain normal blood sugar levels. Plus all those nutrients we just talked about not only boost your metabolism but also prevent the accumulation of fat and toxins in the body. It keeps you from overeating by helping you feel fuller for a longer amount of time and all of this simply means accelerated weight loss.
Science explains that a bowl of blueberry oatmeal provides a wealth of minerals such as copper, manganese, and iron as well as B vitamins. However, the real benefit of oatmeal comes from the soluble fiber in the oats called Beta-glucan. It helps our immune system, lowers cholesterol level and may even protect against cancer. Studies have found that eating 3 grams of β-Glucans a day which is roughly what you’d get in a 70-gram bowl of oats, can reduce your levels of harmful cholesterol by around 7%.
Finally, blueberry oatmeal helps lower the level of Triglyceride and bad cholesterol in the blood, elevating the risk of having a stroke or heart attack. Even the just a small portion of oats contains one-fifth of the recommended daily fiber intake, so that it will help you get rid of digestive problems as well.
Bon Appétit !
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