Total Time: 5 minutes
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If you’re short of time for breakfast, this awesome, super quick Blueberry Oatmeal recipe may well be just what you’ve been looking for.
Most breakfast cereals available in supermarkets are absolute garbage and disgracefully misleading in terms of their health benefits.
Most are laced with refined sugar and contain simple, white carbs which should ideally be avoided altogether.
Even the majority of cereals marketed as ‘healthy’, such as brown, bran based products, and ‘special’ weight loss cereals, are often full of added sugar which is tantamount to miss-selling.
There is one absolutely awesome exception to this rule: oatmeal!
The health benefits of oatmeal are many and include some major ones such as support in reducing cholesterol, fighting colon cancer and reducing blood pressure (1). To boot, given the high fibre content and the complex carb make up, oatmeal is extremely satiating and can be really helpful if you’re looking to lose a few pounds (2).
If you work out early in the morning there’s a lot to be said for making time for a proper, post workout meal as opposed to grabbing a protein bar or a smoothie. It’s just common sense really and there is no substitute for proper food when it comes to weight loss and longevity. Given that this awesome Blueberry Oatmeal recipe can be made within minutes, there really is no excuse for not making something like this before you head off to work.
To boot, if you are looking to take advantage of the post resistance training anabolic window, adding whey powder to your oatmeal is a pretty great way of ensuring that you get a decent helping of that your body needs.
But that’s not everything on offer with this recipe as it also includes a fair serving of blueberries. The health benefits of blueberries are well documented but for a closer look, check out this article posted in our superfood series section.
Blueberry Oatmeal Ingredients
- 50g rolled or instant oats
- 50 ml skimmed milk
- 40g blueberries
- ½ scoop whey powder (vanilla flavour is great but any flavour would work [26g protein; 122 kcal])
- 2 tbsp fat free natural yoghurt
- Add the oats and whey powder to a bowl and mix thoroughly, then stir in the milk until everything is thoroughly mixed together.
- Microwave for 1 minute on full power.
- Remove from the microwave, being careful not to burn yourself, and stir.
- Add the blueberries, stir and microwave for one further minute.
- Finally, top with the fat free natural yoghurt and sprinkle on a dash of cinnamon.
Tips and alternatives
Blueberries are great as they should burst in the microwave which really improves the taste, however, just about any fruit could work as an alternative.
Banana works really well too and by adding 75g you get the same nutritional and calorie content.
Finally, if you don’t like the idea of using milk you could use water instead, however, add a touch more whey powder to ensure you get the same protein.