I know what you're thinking. Who can't cook oatmeal? I know... But more than a recipe, I want to share what I believe is a better combination of "oatmeal" that will be easier on your body. Depending on where you purchase it, oatmeal can be acid-forming and even GMO. Therefore, be careful to purchase a trusted brand for your oatmeal pleasure. See this helpful list of GMO-Free Brands.
Also, if you buy oatmeal on-the-go, read this article to make sure the restaurant isn't tampering with your breakfast and body. Since we really never know what people are putting in our food, I typically prepare most of my food at home. However, when traveling, I'm stuck to rely on the reputation and ingredient list on the menu.
Recently, I went to Target and stumbled upon an ancient grain oatmeal made with organic quinoa, amaranth, flax, hemp seeds and chia. I was elated. It gets better though. I then saw the following seals: Certified Vegan, Non-GMO Project Certified, Certified Gluten-Free, and lastly USDA Organic. I was sold and it was in my basket.
Next, I learned about Organic Kamut Flakes by Eden Organic. Kamut is an ancient grain that has been around for centuries and is rarely tampered with like traditional oatmeal. Learn of the benefits yourself from Dr. Axe. Anyway, I love this combination with a few added ingredients.
Ingredients I add to my combo meal:
- Agave (sometimes)
- Shredded Coconut
- EarthBalance butter (a speck for flavor)
Try it and let me know what you think below. Peace!