I love incorporating superfoods into my diet. I find the easiest way to do that is mixing them into smoothies, yogurt and oatmeal. I waver back and forth on the whole grain debate. Some say whole grains are healthy, others say that the modern grains are so genetically modified it’s best to stay away from them. But what I know for sure is that worrying about things like that is more harmful to my health than not. So I adopt an everything in moderation approach. I probably have oatmeal once a week and I try to use organic Irish steel cut oats when I can. I like loading up my oatmeal with everything in my cabinets that would give me fuel for the day. The great thing about this breakfast is that you can add or take away any ingredients depending on your taste and what is available to you.
Here are my go-to power oatmeal ingredients (it looks like a lot but I just use what I already have, these foods are staples in my kitchen).
- Irish steel cut oats
- 1/2 tsp maca powder
- a few generous shakes of cinnamon
- 1/2 of a banana chopped
- toasted walnuts chopped
- slivered almonds
- chia seeds
- goji berries
- a small splash of almond or coconut milk
- 1 tsp maple syrup if you like it sweet
Mix everything together and enjoy!