Super-Food Me (Oatmeal Edition)

Super Food Oatmeal with Blueberries

I’m all about a high-calorie, high-sugar breakfast in the morning, and often it’s the quickest thing to reach for: a power bar, yogurt and honey, oatmeal with brown sugar. Unfortunately, these foods don’t lend themselves to an active, high-power day. And since I usually run in the morning, I’m usually looking for a meal that’s satisfying, easy to make, and quick. Taking a hint from the ever-reliable “instant” classic, I’ve started making Oatmeal Superfood Bowls. All I do is cook a bowl of instant oatmeal and add in my favorite “super foods” and fruit. The whole endeavor takes about five minutes to make.

Once you’ve cooked the oatmeal, add any of the following (I usually add three Super Foods then one from each additional category)…

Super Foods:

  • Chia Seeds
  • Flax Seeds
  • Local Bee Pollen (Good for allergies!)
  • Coconut oil

Fruit:

  • Blueberries
  • Banana slices
  • Raspberries

For additional flavor:

  • Almond Butter
  • Apple Sauce
  • Raw cacao nibs
  • Walnuts or Brazil nuts

Sweeteners (Optional):

  • Agave Nectar
  • Honey
  • Apple butter