Mornings can be hard, but your breakfast doesn’t have to be! This flavorful, and protein-filled breakfast is a sure way to start your morning off right. It takes 20 minutes to cook from start to finish, but if you don’t have enough time in the morning, try making it the night before, place it in an airtight container, store in the refrigerator, and re-heat it when you wake up. To amp up the flavor, add frozen berries in the fall and winter, and switch to fresh berries in the spring and summer. You can also add Icelandic Provisions Skyr as a topping. This product provides a thick, creamy texture that’s less tart than Greek yogurt, and more flavorful than other dairy alternatives. Icelandic Provisions use authentic Heirloom Skyr Cultures that have been treasured and preserved in Iceland for hundreds of years, where their distinct flavor comes from. Icelandic Provisions is the only authentic Icelandic Skyr in the U.S., so go ahead and try it out for yourself! You can eat it on its own, or incorporate it into some recipes such as our Sparkling Apple Cider Mocktail, Pumpkin Overnight Oats, and Vanilla Cupcakes.
Thanks to the oats, this recipe is packed with vitamins and minerals and provides a special kind of fiber that has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some forms of cancer. In fact, a recent study from Scandinavia showed that the addition of gluten-free oats to gluten-free diets allowed people to achieve their recommended daily intake of ﬁber. It also increased levels of the antioxidant bilirubin, which helps the body eliminate free radicals as well as protect the brain from oxidative damage (1). So, go ahead and enjoy this fabulous oatmeal–it will keep you full all morning long and provide you with amazing nutrition content.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the water to a boil. Reduce heat and add rolled oats, sea salt, and vanilla extract. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until desired consistency. Remove from heat, and cover for two minutes.
Top with walnuts, hemp seeds, berries and Icelandic Provisions vanilla skyr, and serve.
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 315 calories, Fat: 6 grams, Saturated fat: 1.5 grams, Carbohydrates: 45 grams, Sugar: 13 grams, Sodium: 360 milligrams, Fiber: 7 grams, Protein: 22 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Disclosure: Triad to Wellness is a nutrition consultant for Icelandic Provisions. However, we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.
(1) Lovik, A., et. al. Oats in a strictly gluten-free diet is associated with decreased gluten intake and increased serum bilirubin. December 2009:4 (6); e315–e320. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eclnm.2009.09.002.