5-Minute Blueberry Superfood Oats
A lot of people steer away from oats because they are a carb, but this grain is also rich in fiber, important vitamins and other nutrients that we need to feel our best. In fact, oats have been known to improve heart health, making them one of the healthiest breakfast carbs! This powerhouse bowl of oatmeal goodness is taken to the next level with the addition of superfoods like flax seeds, chia seeds and blueberries. They will keep you feeling fuller longer and they taste so much better than any store-bought oats you will find.
- 1½ cups (360ml) water, see Healthy Tips
- ½ cup (45g) old-fashioned rolled oats, gluten-free if needed
- ½ cup (70g) frozen wild blueberries
- ½ tbsp (6g) chia seeds
- ½ tbsp (3g) ground flaxseeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp (15ml) maple syrup, optional, see Healthy Tip
- ¼ cup (36g) mixed berries, I used raspberries, blackberries, and a few more blueberries
- ¼ sliced ripe banana
- 1 tbsp (16g) nut butter, I prefer almond butter or peanut butter
To serve 1
- Add the water to a small or medium pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the oats and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring often, until the oats are creamy. Remove the oats from the heat and add the frozen blueberries, chia seeds, flaxseeds, vanilla and maple syrup (if using). Mix until the oats are blue and creamy.
- Serve the oats in a bowl topped with the mixed berries, banana and your favorite nut butter. Serve warm
Make extra-creamy oats by using ½ cup (120 ml) of plain unsweetened almond or oat milk in place of ½ cup (120 ml) of the water when cooking. This adds about 15 calories.
To add sweetness to your oats, mix in maple syrup or use half of an overripe banana, mashed, mixed into the oats. This will add about 50 calories to your oatmeal bowl.
Level up your protein by adding a scoop (2 tbsp [20 g]) of vanilla plant-based protein powder to these oats, which will keep you fuller even longer! This adds about 50 calories, depending on the protein used