1/2 Cup Rolled oats
1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Frozen or fresh blueberries
1 Tbsp Ground Flax seed
2 Tsp Hemp Seeds
2 Tbsp Buckwheat groats
1/2 Tbsp Raw sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp Pure maple syrup
This bowl of oatmeal has approximately 425 calories, 11 grams of fat, 61 grams of carbs, and 12 grams of plant based protein.
Oatmeal: Complex carb, meaning it is slow digesting due to its high levels of soluble fibre and it won’t spike your blood sugar. Lowers Blood cholesterol, high in B vitamins and iron. As a vegan making sure you are getting in all your B vitamins and iron is very important and oatmeal is a great way to help.
Blueberries: Contain vitamin K, which assists in transporting calcium around the body and blood clotting. At the same time this little fruit is high in manganese, which helps with bone formation and carbohydrate metabolism.
Hemp Seeds: contain 33% protein and contains all 9 essential amino acids. For just 3 tablespoons these little seeds contain 10 grams of protein.
Buckwheat Groats: These too contain all essential amino acids and are high in iron.
The options for making a bowl of oatmeal are endless, but this combination of the creamy oatmeal with the sweet blueberries and crunchy buckwheat make for a great breakfast 🙂