Ways to Make Your Bowl of Oatmeal a Whole Lot Heartery

If you are like me, a warm bowl of oatmeal is what I’m craving on these chilly, winter mornings.  While I love starting my day with a big smoothie, I don’t love shivering for hours afterwards. 🙂  So lately, a big bowl of oatmeal it is!  But let’s be honest, oatmeal can be really boring.  But I see this boring breakfast food as a great opportunity to make it unique… meaning you can cater your bowl of oatmeal to suit your preferences and taste buds.  Truth be told, I can eat the same thing for days on end at breakfast, but every once in a while, I do like to switch it up.  So today I am sharing my favorite add-ins to make that boring bowl of oatmeal a little more fun and satisfying.

Side note: I am off to somewhere tropical today so I won’t be shivering for long!  Can you guess where I am going? 🙂 

Fruit – Bananas, strawberries, blueberries, and raisins are a few of my favorites.  

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Protein – Egg whites are the perfect mix in while cooking to add a lot of extra protein for minimal calories.  Protein powder is also another great option.  Add a scoop to your bowl after cooking.

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Healthy fats – Peanut butter is probably my favorite add-in because well, peanut butter makes everything taste better. 🙂  Almond butter or chopped almonds are also amazing.  

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Extras – Adding a dash of cinnamon, vanilla extra, honey, maple syrup, or unsweetened almond milk are excellent choices to amp up the flavor without much effort!  

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Now you tell me…

  1. What is your favorite oatmeal add-in?
  2. What is your favorite cold weather, hearty breakfast?
  3. Do you eat the same thing for breakfast everyday or do you like to switch it up?

 

4 thoughts on “Ways to Make Your Bowl of Oatmeal a Whole Lot Heartery

  1. This looks maddeningly delicious! I had oatmeal every.single.day (give or take a couple) for about five years!!! This past summer is the first time I started changing it up. My favorite oatmeal add in is probably warm peaches, cinnamon, and whipped cream! The way you made it looks sooo good though! I am going to have to try it sooon.

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  2. I surprisingly wasn’t an oatmeal fan until last year, I guess I just never really had it and one day I got it from a Starbs and was IN LOVE! I love adding dried fruit- dried pineapples, bananas, and mango pieces (or at least i think the little orange pieces are mango) I love the contrast of textures. But oh my, I’m probably going to have to try it with peanut butter, im such a PB lover!!! Good tip 😉

    xo, JJ

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