There’s nothing quite like a hearty breakfast to get your day started. We’ll show you how to make this delicious and satisfying blueberry flaxseed oatmeal, ready in just under ten minutes to give you energy to start your day. Best of all, it’s budget friendly!
Old fashioned oats
Old fashioned oats can also go by rolled oats. When found in nature, oats are gluten free, but some food processing facilities process oats and wheat on the same lines. While cleaning is always performed in between For this reason, if you do have a gluten intolerance, be sure to purchase gluten free oats. Otherwise, if you simply have a sensitivity or are trying to avoid gluten, oats do not contain gluten in high enough levels.
Flaxseeds are a great way to incorporate more fiber into an already fiber rich dish. Personally, I like the fact flaxseeds add a bit of texture and chew to this blueberry flaxseed oatmeal recipe. Flaxseeds are very affordable, at just under $5 a bag from Amazon (link below). You can also sprinkle them over salads, grains, or add them into smoothies to get more Omega-3s.
Of course, the key ingredient! Blueberries are full of antioxidants, and are delicious when in season. If blueberries are not in season in your area, frozen blueberries are a great alternative. These are typically picked peak freshness and frozen to preserve. Typically if you purchase berries off season, they have high food miles and poor quality. Regardless of fresh or frozen, blueberries are a great source of antioxidants and flavonoids.
Sustaining you and the planet
Oats are high in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Both kinds of fiber are important for your digestive health. Think of insoluble fiber as a pipe cleaner for your intestines, and soluble fiber as a way to get your gut bacteria its vitamins. Since oats are whole grains, they also have a good amount of protein as well, making this blueberry flaxseed oatmeal a great way to start your day.
Oats are a very sustainable option for breakfast because they use much less water and resources to cultivate when compared to something like cream of wheat, which is water and process intensive. If you’re looking for another climate friendly breakfast idea, check out my no bake vegan date bar recipe here.
Blueberry Flaxseed Oatmeal recipe
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- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 4 cups water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- 1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- Bring 4 cups of water to a rolling boil
Add a pinch of salt (optional) to help bring out the flavor while cooking
- Measure out your oatmeal and allow the oatmeal to cook for about five minutes
- Add Flaxseeds, stir, and then add Maple syrup
- Put in your fresh or frozen blueberries
- Season with cinnamon and grated nutmeg
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Blueberry Oatmeal Recipe Variations
- You can add other fruit to this blueberry flaxseed oatmeal to make it more filling.
- If you like, you can also top it with chia seeds.
- Craving a creamy oatmeal? Try adding a splash of your favorite plant milk in at the end.
- Try topping this blueberry flaxseed oatmeal with nuts like walnuts to add a little extra protein and healthy fats.
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