Oatmeal is sort of a forgotten food when you no longer eat an official breakfast. But oats contain antioxidants and are full of soluble fiber, which means they can reduce the risk of heart disease, help control blood sugar, and aid in weight loss. We should eat them any time of day!
Oatmeal is a great lunch or snack because it packs a big punch in the carb department. I like to make this base recipe and then top with whatever I have on hand. Blueberries, strawberries, bananas, peanut butter....you can't go wrong. If I eat these for lunch, I will add collagen peptides for some protein!
1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
1/2 cup non dairy milk
liquid stevia to taste
dash of salt
dash of cinnamon
Combine above ingredients in a container with a lid and refrigerate overnight, or for at least three hours. When ready to eat, top with your favorite fruit. Make several batches ahead of time and enjoy all week! ENJOY! XO
Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) berries are a superfood that is native to South American rain forests. They contain loads of antioxidants, are good for your skin, may have anti-cancer properties, and support brain and heart health.
Blending acai puree into a smoothie bowl is a great way to consume these beneficial nutrients! Here is my favorite recipe:
1 package frozen unsweetened acai puree
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder
Blend the above ingredients together until smooth. Adjust thickness by adding or reducing the amount of ice. Freezing your banana will help too! Top with the other ½ banana (chopped), berries and your favorite granola.
Sometimes I will add 1/3 cup frozen beets and the color of the puree becomes a bright pink-purple! Beets are also good for your heart and brain, help protect against cancer, reduce inflammation in the body and boost your immunity.
Now that is a lot of bang for your buck! ENJOY! XO
Food is fuel.
I love to cook and bake recipes that incorporate healthy whole foods and those nutritious macro and micronutrients into our daily diets. I also like to make treats though, because let's face it, everyone loves a good sweet now and then! My favorite part about cooking, though, is sharing my latest recipes with others. ENJOY! XO