Vanilla Blueberry Oatmeal

A very berrylicious and (heart) warming breakfast idea

I am an oatmeal lover and nothing could ever change that! Oatmeal or porridge as the English fellas like to say, is every healthy foodie´s best friend. I love to add fresh fruits and sometimes even veggies (ever tried carrot cake oats?!).

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Summer has left us longing for the variety of fresh fruits and veggies that kept us going through the last warm months. For me, the hardest part is to not at all times have a bowl full of fresh berries in my fridge. But luckily I made provisions during the past season and froze batches of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. Even organic grapes and cherries can be found in my freezer.

Did you know that in fact, researchers from the Austrian Consumers Association have confirmed that vegetables picked and frozen while in season are actually higher in nutrients than the same ones that were transported off season, from abroad?!

But don´t worry, if you missed the chance to stock up on  locally grown organic berries, you can still get organic frozen fruits in most supermarkets. When I run out of supplies – which always happens earlier than anticipated, I run over to Trader Joes and bring home a lot of goodies. Frozen fruits can be used in so many ways: Smoothies, Nice Cream, Cakes, Muffins and, and, and!

One simple way to enjoy frozen fruit, is in creamy, nourishing oatmeals, that warm you from the inside out. Add some of your favourite spices – for me it is  either cinnamon or vanilla – and superfoods like maca or raw cocoa, which give my breakfast bowls a special flavour and are beneficial in so many ways.

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This is a healthy breakfast choice, that will calm your carb cravings for the rest of the day and leave you super satisfied! My oatmeal creation is:

  • warming
  • filling
  • creamy
  • berrylicious
  • perfectly sweet

This is what you need:

  • 1/2 oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • a pinch of salt

How you do it:

  1. Give the blueberries with 1/2 cup of water in a small pot and cook for 7 minutes or until the water is almost gone (less if the berries were not frozen).
  2. Add oats and almond milk, cook for 5 minutes and lower the heat. Add vanilla extract and agave syrup to taste.
  3. Pour in a bowl, top it with your favourite goodies and you are ready to go!

ENJOY!


For more inspiring recipe ideas, go check out my blog post on 3dots.fitness about healthy breakfast bowls!

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