Amplified Breakfast Oats
We have all seen it before, either in our favourite healthy eatery or vitamin shop, the ever so delicious smoothie bowls! Packed with macronutrients, immune and energizing superfoods, what is not to love about this healthy treat? Granted, they can get pretty pricey to indulge in regularly, plus a lot of prep work, oy! Well, if you are like me and want to stay happy and energized on a budget, here is a simple way to prep a healthy breakfast for your work weeks!
What you will need:
4 cups Coconut milk (or another alternative milk of your preference)
Two scoops of protein powder
4 tbsp Chia seeds (ground or whole)
2 cups of fruit (strawberries, apples, or blueberries are great)
2 cups Rolled oats
4 tbsp Hemp seeds (optional)
Four 500ml glass jars (or for how many days of the week you work)
What to do:
Pour 1 cup of coconut milk, 1/2 scoop of protein powder, and 1 tbsp of chia seeds into each jar. Screw the lid on tightly and give them all a thorough shake.
Add a half cup of fruit (I love blueberries or chopped apples) to each jar.
Top up with 1 tbsp hemp seed plus a 1/2 cup rolled oats to each.
Seal up jars and pop in the fridge until ready to eat/pack for breakfast!
Makes: Four servings
Takes: 10-15 minutes
See, I told you it was simple! Easy to make and provides the energy you need to face the day!
Want to give it a boost? Add one of these superfoods and herbs for specific needs:
Digestive aid: Ginger
Balance blood sugar: Cinnamon
Energizing: Cocoa (powder or nibs)
Immunity: Goji berries
Natural multi-vitamin: Bee pollen*
Unsure what type of protein powder to use?
For this recipe, I used Botanica Protein Brain Booster since each serving gets you a healthy dose of Lions Mane mushroom (for nerve and cognitive support), B-complex (for energy and digestion), and Rhodiola (mental clarity and stress reduction). This product has helped me get through a tough month at work by giving me mental stability and focus!
For those of you on keto, Vega Protein and Energy is a fantastic plant-based protein to use with its added MCT added to the formula to create a creamy texture. The added boost of Maca root and natural caffeine will help with sustained energy and hormone balancing.
If you have poor digestion and don’t want to risk gas and bloating, Genuine Health Fermented protein is a readily absorbed and utilized substitute.
The experimenting is now in your hands! And remember, keep calm and immune strong
*If you are allergic to bee’s please do not use this to avoid adverse reactions. Those who are immune-compromised, please be cautious as it may aggravate symptoms, such as headaches or cramping in the upper abdominal area. If you are going to use bee pollen, do not exceed 1 tbsp per day.