Healthy Oatmeal Bowls For A Fuel-Filled Morning Meal
Healthy oatmeal bowls are a great breakfast option, but it’s one flaw is they are typically low in protein. That’s why a traditional serving often isn’t very filling and can leave you feeling hungry long before lunch. Our Protein Rich Oatmeal is a deliciously healthy, muscle-building meal with the ultimate energy boost. It has the perfect ratio of carbohydrates to protein to fat and is loaded with fiber that will keep you full and satisfied.
In other words, our recipe contains protein-rich skyr and omega-3’s from nuts and seeds to balance the insulin response from the fiber-filled oats and fruit. We love the contrasting tastes and textures in this low sugar breakfast bowl. It has creamy skyr, hot oatmeal, and crunchy walnuts and hemp seeds. Combined with the hint of vanilla and juicy berries this oatmeal has a light natural sweetness. Each spoonful is packed with health benefits that fight inflammation and balance hormones. It is also loaded with probiotics for a healthy gut and immune system.
With rich and satiating nutrient-dense toppings, our healthy oatmeal bowls are so much more satisfying than the standard oatmeal.
Nutrient Booster: Oats
Oats are a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of many important vitamins, minerals, and fiber. This whole grain is high in antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds that may help reduce blood pressure and lower inflammation. Oats contain large amounts of soluble fiber which has numerous health benefits. Soluble fiber lowers LDL and total cholesterol levels which reduces blood sugar and insulin response. It also increases feelings of fullness and increasing good bacteria during digestion. This specific type of fiber called beta-glucan may reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer. There are so many ways to enjoy the nutritional benefits of oats.
Add oats to breads or muffins, bake them into cookies, sprinkle it on your cereal, or start your morning with a bowl of our healthy oatmeal bowls.
Build Your Own Bowl
With the right nutritious ingredients, there are so many creative ways to build your own bowl of protein-rich oatmeal. We love using Icelandic Provisions Skyr in our recipe because it is high in protein, yet light on sugar. However, other high-protein, calcium-rich toppings can include Greek yogurt or cottage cheese. While fresh berries are plentiful in the summer, any fruit, like banana, pomegranates, apple slices, and pears will add a delicious and vitamin-packed sweetness. For an extra boost of omega-3 crunch, top your bowl with almonds, pecans, SuperSeedz Pumpkin Seeds, or chia seeds. Flavorful heart-healthy fats can also include almond butter or peanut butter.
If you need a little more sweetness, drizzle on something natural, like World of Chia Fruit Spreads, sorghum syrup or real maple syrup, honey, or agave nectar. With so many healthy options, your favorite oatmeal toppings can give you a big boost of energy and make your breakfast meal anything but boring.
Protein Rich Oatmeal
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons walnuts, or nuts/seeds of choice
- 2 (5.3 ounce) containers Vanilla Icelandic Provisions Skyr
- 1/4 cup frozen, defrosted berries of choice
- 1½ teaspoons hemp seeds
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 has provided nutrition consultation for Icelandic Provisions. However, we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.