There is no meal more important than breakfast. It provides us with nutrients and energy for the whole day. According to nutritionists, the perfect breakfast is a bowl of oatmeal, garnished with your favourite topping – fruit, nuts or milk… Oats (ground, steel cut or rolled, whatever your personal preference might be) are going to keep you full for quite a long period of time and at the same time stimulate the biological processes in your body.
In order to prepare your healthy breakfast, cook half a cup of oats according to the instructions on the packaging and then add the topping of your choice. We offer you several topping ideas, each of which contains about 150 calories. 150 calories from your oats + 150 calories from the topping = 300 calories from a healthy breakfast full of nutrients.
3 Reasons to Say Yes to Oatmeal for Breakfast
A single serving of these recharges you with enough fibre, protein and phytonutrients, which are going to lower the risk of cardio-vascular diseases and problems with blood pressure.
Oats are the perfect source of magnesium and molybdenum. They also provide very good amounts of phosphorous, as well as copper, biotin, vitamin B1, magnesium, dietary fibre, chromium, zinc and proteins.
They are wonderful for breakfast because of all the nutrients that they contain, but also because of the fact that they release carbohydrates slowly, which is going to make you feel full for longer.
Toppings for Oatmeal in 150 Calories
Strawberries and Cream: mix ¼ cup strawberries + ¼ cup coconut cream
Banana and Nuts: mix ½ a banana, cut in slices + 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped hazelnuts + a pinch of cinnamon
Carrot Cake: mix ¼ cup shredded carrot + 2 tablespoons raisins + 1 tablespoon maple syrup + a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
Peanut Butter and Chocolate: mix 1 tablespoon peanut butter + 1 tablespoon chopped dark chocolate + a pinch of salt
Pumpkin and Pecans: mix 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree + 1 tablespoon maple syrup + 1 tablespoon crushed pecans + a pinch of pumpkin spice
Chocolate and Hazelnuts: mix 1 tablespoon chocolate chips + 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts
Antioxidant Combo: mix ¼ cup raspberries + 1 tablespoon chopped dark chocolate + ½ tablespoon chia seeds
Christmas Combo: mix 1 tablespoon dried cranberries + 2 tablespoons dried apples + 1 tablespoon brown sugar + a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
Chocolate—Protein: mix 1 tablespoon cacao + 1 tablespoon chopped dark chocolate + ½ pack vanilla yoghurt
Tropical Fruit: mix ½ cup dried mango + 2 tablespoons coconut flakes + 1 tablespoon chopped macadamia nut
Figs and Honey: mix 2 figs, cut in wedges + ½ tablespoon honey + 2 tablespoons pistachios
Chocolate and Almonds: mix 1 tablespoon chopped dark chocolate + 2 tablespoons chopped almonds + 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
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