Healthy Fruit & Chia Seed Oatmeal

Healthy Fruit and Chia Seed Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of my favorite things to have for breakfast. It is easy to make, really filling, and has a ton of carbohydrates for me. During the school year I need quick, easy breakfasts and this is my go-to.

I do not like the pre packaged flavored oatmeal because it has such a high sugar content. Instead I buy the large container of plain oats and make my own. This way I know exactly what is in my oatmeal and I avoid all the unnecessary sugar. I do occasionally put in some dark chocolate chips… I gotta have my chocolate fix daily.

Here is a typical bowl of oatmeal:

  • 1/2 cup dry oats (does not really matter the brand)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk + 1/2 cup soy milk (you can also use whatever milk you want. I use half almond and silk so I don’t go through them as quickly since I tend to use more almond milk for smoothies)
  • Fresh fruit (I use frozen in the winter when fresh fruit is not in season) (I also never measure fruit.. I just like a lot)
  • small handful of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds (they help to keep you full longer and have a ton of great nutrients)

Directions:

Combine oats, chia seeds, and milk. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir and then and fruit and chocolate chips (completely optional!)

*During the winter I will defrost my frozen fruit separately, and then add it in like I would fresh fruit.

Nutritional Information (approximation since I do not measure fruit):

  • 142 grams of carbohydrates
  • 22.5 grams protein
  • 424 calories (130 of it coming from chia seeds)

This is a great way for me to get a good amount of carbs, protein, and calories. Since I run so early in the morning this is a great recovery breakfast.

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Enjoy!

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