You might know that oatmeal is a healthy food that's filled with fiber that helps you feel full. But, there are many way to add more flavor and nutrition. Try this recipe, which adds coconut, nut butter, and fruit to create a balanced meal.
1 cup mixed berries (I love blueberries, strawberries & blackberries)
1 tablespoon local, grade A honey or agave nectar
2 tablespoons almond butter, natural (optional) for protein!
2 tablespoons 0% Greek yogurt
flax seed meal
In a medium saucepan, boil the two cups water and 1 cup coconut milk beverage or almond milk. When water boils, pour in the amaranth and reduce heat to a light simmer and add ¼ teaspoon sea salt. Cook for approximately 20 minutes or until a porridge-like consistency forms.
When the amaranth is all cooked through, pour into two bowls. Top with 1 tablespoon each of the almond butter, if using, yogurt and honey. Top each bowl with your choice of mixed berries and almond/coconut milk if desired. Enjoy for a delicious fiber and protein filled power breakfast this weekend.
Adam Bornstein is the Chief Nutrition Officer and Chief Content Officer at Ladder. He led the team that formulated all Ladder products and has been a long-time fitness advisor to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Adam is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning health editor, a certified trainer and nutrition coach, and was named one of the most influential people in health. Previously, he was Editorial Director of LIVESTRONG.COM and Fitness Editor for Men’s Health magazine. He is also the founder of Born Fitness and Pen Name Consulting and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and E! News.