Looking to transform your oatmeal with some healthy superfood supplements? You’re in for a treat because we have some delicious suggestions that will elevate your oatmeal in flavor and nutritional benefit.
Oats offer some solid health benefits including lowering your risk of heart disease, reducing blood sugar levels, and even aiding with weight loss efforts. They’re a whole-grain food and provide a healthy dose of good carbs, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant plant compounds; including magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, folate, B1, and B5. Oats also contain more protein than most grains and are an excellent source of fiber. In fact, the powerful fiber you want, beta-glucan, is abundant in oats.
Oats come in many forms, which is nice depending on your lifestyle needs.
Oat groats are the way to go if you’re hoping for the most whole, intact form. Various forms reside within this category depending on your desired cooking time, as this type of oat requires the longest cooking time. Steel-cut, rolled or crushed are popular choices in this category. Their texture is hearty and thick, which can be a benefit for weight loss as you’ll feel quite full and satisfied.
Instant or quick-cooking oatmeal is the more processed variety but they’ll save you on prep time, which can be a huge benefit if you’re always on the go. Their texture tends to be softer and perhaps mushier than the whole oat form.
Now for the fun stuff. Whatever oatmeal style you prefer, we’ve got some superfood supplements that will take it to the next level of nutritious YUM!
Sweet, subtle, with an almost butterscotch flavor, maca powder blends smoothly flavor-wise with oatmeal. Maca is adaptogenic, meaning it has a natural ability to adapt to your body’s needs. From brain boosting to hormone regulation and even anti-aging benefits, this ancient root (often referred to as Peruvian Ginseng) is full of antioxidants, trace minerals, and omega fatty acids. If you’re new to maca, start by adding one teaspoon to your daily oatmeal then increase as desired.
Chocolate oatmeal, anyone? Yes, please! Mixing a ½ teaspoon (or more) of cacao powder with some raw honey, coconut palm sugar or maple syrup could easily be a breakfast treat or dessert, in our humble opinion. Cacao is pure and raw, not to be confused with cocoa powder which is processed and falls short nutritionally. Antioxidants, fiber, protein, and magnesium are all healthy perks of cacao. Last little bonus -- if you’re looking for a slow release of energy throughout the day without the jitters, cacao contains a nifty element that does just that called, theobromine.
Yep! Adding plant-based protein powder to your oatmeal is transformative, making it a nutritiously-dense and complete meal. The flavor options are a-plenty from vanilla to chocolate, hemp, Super Berry, rice, pea protein, and even our super greens blends. Cooking suggestion -- whatever cooking method you prefer, make sure to cook your oatmeal BEFORE adding your protein powder...as cooking with it tends to make it really goopy and lumpy. Mixing in the protein powder after cooking your oatmeal ensures a smoother consistency and retains the nutritional benefits of the protein powder.
We just HAD to add a topping to this list. Antioxidant and protein-rich goji berries are a tasty add-in to your oatmeal experience. They could easily be sprinkled on top of any of the above-suggested superfood oatmeal add-ins. They’ll offer some texture variation and give you something to sink your teeth into. This can be helpful for digestion, as the art of chewing our food (slowly) allows our salivary glands to produce helpful enzymes that break down the foods we eat so their nutrients are utilized more efficiently in the digestive process.
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