This healthy oatmeal recipe made with oats, chia seeds, and hemp seeds is a nutrition powerhouse that is great for weight loss and gut health. I added chia and hemp seeds to this basic oatmeal recipe as they are an excellent source of plant-based protein and the essential omega-three fats.
This basic oatmeal recipe consists of half a cup of oats, 1 tbsp chia seeds and 3 tbsp hemp seeds, a pinch of salt, and 1 cup water. Once the oatmeal has been cooked, pour into a bowl and top with some cinnamon, coconut sugar, and almond milk to taste.
It is super easy to make this healthy oatmeal recipe that is the perfect breakfast recipe for busy moms who want a quick yet nutritious breakfast to feed their kids.
This oatmeal breakfast is great for anyone who wants an easy to make yet healthy breakfast. It only takes 5 minutes to make this delicious healthy oatmeal recipe, so there is no reason why you can’t eat a healthy breakfast.
Benefits of a healthy oatmeal breakfast
Oatmeal made with rolled oats is better than eating breakfast cereals, but the addition of hemp and chia seeds turns a basic oatmeal recipe into a nutrition powerhouse packed full of nutrition.
The hemp and chia seeds help to offset the high carbohydrate content of the oats for a balanced and healthy oatmeal recipe for breakfast that is highly nutritious.
Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids, and chia seeds contain omega-three fatty acids that are anti-inflammatory and essential in the diet. You have all your macronutrient bases covered with this healthy oatmeal breakfast.
Top this oatmeal recipe with some fresh or frozen blueberries to make a healthy oatmeal recipe for weight loss. Blueberries are one of the best superfoods for reversing fatty liver and insulin resistance. A fatty liver and insulin resistance are the root cause of weight gain. Blueberries are so good for weight loss as they improve insulin sensitivity and prevent fatty liver.
You can also spice up this oatmeal with this gut healing homemade apple sauce. Apple sauce is the perfect way to sweeten this healthy oatmeal breakfast.
How to make oatmeal
Making oatmeal on the stove is super easy and only takes 5 minutes. A basic rule of thumb to follow when making oatmeal is a 2:1 ratio of water to rolled oats.
For example, 1 cup water to 1/2 a cup rolled oats or 2 cups water to 1 cup oats.
When making oatmeal on the stove first measure out the water into a pot and bring it to a boil. To make this process faster, start with hot water from the tap instead of cold!
Serve this healthy oatmeal breakfast with some almond milk, cinnamon, and coconut sugar to taste. You can also add in some fresh fruit to spice it up and swap up the flavors!
You may also like this strawberry banana chia oatmeal pudding.
Healthy Oatmeal Recipe
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp coconut sugar
- ¾ cup almond milk
- Measure 1 cup water into a pot and bring to a boil.
- Once water is boiling add oatmeal, chia and hemp seeds. Cook for 3 minutes while stirring occasionally.
- Serve in a bowl and top with almond milk, cinnamon and coconut sugar.
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