Can Oatmeal Be Incredible? We Think So.
Updated: Nov 27, 2022
Our nutritious and easy-to-prepare version of oatmeal.
Hello travelers! We are about to give you the breakdown of the best tasting, most nutritious, oatmeal you've ever had. Hold on tight.
1 cup oatmeal, 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed, estimated 4 tablespoons mixed seeds (packaged together), 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon chia seeds. Add oat or almond milk. Ana makes it super soupy then microwaves her bowl. Bain likes it cold and dry.
The cost of this bowl will depend on your location, but it is always cost effective. As I write this we are currently in Nazaré, Portugal watching the big waves and at the local supermarket we spent around 9 euro for all of the ingredients. I can usually get 4 bowls of oatmeal out of 1 pack and the rest of the ingredients last a long time. Thus, I estimate each bowl of oatmeal costs about $0.50.
We usually hardboil eggs at the same time and eat the egg whites for extra protein. Also, we eat a ton of fresh berries and bananas, but not in the oatmeal because Ana has a thing against fruit touching other foods.
Now check these fun facts out:
-Oats contain several components that have been proposed to exert health benefits. The primary type of soluble fiber in oats is beta-glucan, which has been researched to help slow digestion, increase satiety, and suppress appetite. Beta-glucan can bind with cholesterol-rich bile acids in the intestine and transport them through the digestive tract and eventually out of the body. Whole oats also contain plant chemicals called phenolic compounds and phytoestrogens that act as antioxidants to reduce the damaging effects of chronic inflammation that is associated with various diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. [https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/oats/]
-Flaxseed is a good source of many nutrients, including protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, thiamine, and copper. [https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-flaxseeds#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2]
-Interestingly, a number of studies have shown that eating chia seeds can increase ALA in the blood. ALA is an important omega-3 fatty acid that can help reduce inflammation. [https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-healthiest-seeds#TOC_TITLE_HDR_3]
AMAZING OATMEAL! Enjoy!