Eating breakfast is tough enough with our busy lifestyle, we don’t need the added challenge of keeping things interesting so we don’t get bored. This metabolism-boosting breakfast recipe contains a common breakfast meal with an added twist.
Most oatmeal is not a balanced meal because it is too high in carbohydrates and low in healthy proteins and fats.
Not only is it an ingenious way to get amazing protein, and nutrients into your diet, but it keeps you fuller longer. This recipe is healthy because:
Oatmeal – Starting out your day with a blood sugar stabilizing food such as oats may make it easier to keep blood sugar levels under control the rest of the day, especially when the rest of your day is also supported with nourishing fiber-rich foods. Lowering insulin levels is the first step to eliminating inflammation and burning stubborn fat. (I recommend this oatmeal.)
Cinnamon – Cinnamon slows the rate at which the stomach empties after meals, reducing the rise in blood sugar after eating. Cinnamon may also significantly help people with type 2 diabetes improve their ability to respond to insulin, thus normalizing their blood sugar levels. (I recommend this cinnamon.)
Protein – Protein is a calorie-burning, muscle-building nutrient that takes time to digest and is thermogenic. Protein for breakfast takes longer to digest and leaves you more full than a bagel or muffin, and will keep you feeling satisfied. (I recommend this protein powder.)
Almonds – Almonds contain healthy monounsaturated fats that help keep you full longer. Studies show that when dieters eat almonds daily, they are less likely to overconsume carbohydrates and more likely to reach and maintain a healthier body weight.
Blueberries – Blueberries are loaded with free-radical killing antioxidants and other helpful platn compounds. Blueberries may also affect blood sugar levels directly after a high-carb meal by blocking certain digestive enzymes and reducing blood sugar spikes.
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup oats
- 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 scoop protein powder (10-12 grams of protein)
- ½ cup almond, coconut, or organic cow’s milk
- 2 Tbsp. slivered almonds
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
1.) If preparing in a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add oats, cinnamon, and salt; reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minute, or until oats are tender and chewy. Five minutes before serving, stir in protein powder and milk. Add almonds and blueberries.
I use metabolic oatmeal and different variations in The Healthy Fat Loss Inner Circle to help women create healthy fat loss meals to turn your body into a fat-burning machine, 24/7.