Whether it’s Summer or Fall, a warm breakfast is a great way to start a slow family-centered morning at home. I’ve teamed up with Vuori clothing to bring you this delicious superfood oatmeal recipe - chalked full of superfoods like blueberries, hemp, and chia seeds and is sweetened with maple syrup.
The hemp seeds provide protein, chia seeds are full of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, fiber, iron, and calcium. Oats are a great source of soluble fiber which keeps your belly full and satisfied.
A big bonus - kids love this superfood recipe, too!
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Why we love superfood oatmeal
- Warm - it will warm up any cold hands and body on a cold morning.
- Healthy - studies have shown that a hearty plant-based breakfast is important to get through the day and avoid the cravings for unhealthy snacks.
- Hearty - this recipe sticks with you throughout the day because it has a great combination of healthy carbs, fats, protein, fiber and micronutrients from the superfood toppings.
- Simple - this recipe is very easy to make and versatile, have fun playing around with your favorite superfood toppings.
Superfood oatmeal recipe variations
- Try using all sorts of frozen fruit like berries, mango, banana.
- There are so many superfoods to choose from. We love chia seeds and hemps seeds but you can use goji berries, mushroom powders, immune system boosters, or flax seeds.
- You can choose all kind of different sweeteners. Some of my family's favorites include date surup or sugar, dates, maple syrup, manuka honey, agave nectar, or molasses.
- Have you ever cooked your oatmeal in apple juice instead of water? It adds a natural sweetness that is really interesting.
- Toppings - try adding toasted nuts, shredded coconut, raisins, dried cranberries, almond creamer, or yogurt.
- 1 pinch Sea salt
- 1 cup Boiling water
- ½ cup Quick cooking oats
- ¼ cup Frozen blueberries
- ¼ cup tablespoon chia pudding
- 1 tablespoon Hemp seeds
- ½ Banana or other fruit of choice sliced
Chia Seed Pudding
- 2 tablespoon Chia seeds
- ½ cup Dairy-free milk
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
- Start by making the chia seed pudding first, because it takes 10 minutes to sit and gel up.
- To do that, combine milk and chia seeds in a small bowl. Stir well. Let it sit for about 10 minutes until it has a pudding-like thick consistency. Store in an airtight container. It will last about 5 days in the refrigerator.
- For the oatmeal, in a pot or large mixing bowl combine boiling water and quick-cooking oats. Add a pinch of sea salt and stir. Let sit for a minute or two. Tip: I boil my water in an electric kettle but you can also boil in the microwave or in a saucepan on the stovetop.
- Serve oatmeal in a bowl and top with chia pudding, berries, and hemp seeds. Pour maple syrup and cream or milk over the oatmeal and combine well.