I spent a good part of my life not eating breakfast and never understood how someone could eat food in the morning. Fast forward to now, I cannot function without having something to eat thanks to dieting. Now, I’m always in search of easy healthy recipes. Try this anti-inflammatory oatmeal blueberry breakfast bowl.
I like this recipe because it is so easy to make, and packed with fiber and antioxidants. As you may already know, fiber helps your digestive system eliminate toxins, keep you feeling full, and improve digestion.
Antioxidants are also important because they help remove free radicals that contribute to inflamamtion. Oatmeal contains anti-inflammatory properties as well as prebiotics which feed good bacteria in your gut.
This study shows that eating prebiotic and probiotic-rich foods can help reduce low-grade inflammation so you are getting a whole lot of benefits from this breakfast bowl recipe.
Anti-Inflammatory Oatmeal Blueberry Breakfast Bowl
It’s easy to get carried away when making breakfast bowls because adding colorful toppings makes them look so good. For this recipe though, you’ll find that simple looks delicious too.
With just 3 main ingredients, you’ll have yourself a high-fiber high-protein bowl of goodness!
Ingredients for 1 serving | Prep & cooking time 10 mins|
- 1/2 cup of steel-cut quick oats
- 1 cup of unsweetened oat or almond milk
- 1/2 a small banana (cut into small round slices)
- 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries (washed)
- 1/2 tablespoon of pure maple syrup
- A pinch of ground cinnamon
- Chia or flaxseeds for topping (optional
How To Make The Oatmeal Blueberry Breakfast Bowl
In a saucepan, heat the milk and add in the oats and cinnamon. Lower the heat, and let it come to a simmer, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
Once your oats are done (should take around 3-5 minutes), remove the heat and let it cool. Now top your oats with the sliced bananas and blueberries.
Drizzle the maple syrup and some chia or flaxseeds over your breakfast bowl and enjoy!
Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl Nutrition Facts
Each serving of this recipe has 300 calories | 6g total fat | 0.6g saturated fat | 182mg sodium | 58g total cabs | 8.2g dietary fiber | 21.3g total sugars | 7.1g protein | 6% vitamin D | 10% calcium | 19% iron | 10% potassium |
Best Breakfast Bowl Ingredients For Inflammation
When using oats for your anti-inflammatory recipes, go for steel-cut oats because compared to other oats, they have higher fiber content and are great for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol management.
Almond and oat milk are both low in sugar and high in vitamin E and fiber making them great for controlling blood sugar levels and reducing inflamamtion.
Pure maple syrup contains an anti-inflammatory molecule called quebecol plus it is lower in calories and has other antioxidants that help with inflammation.
There you go! An easy and healthy breakfast bowl worth adding to your diet! I hope you liked this post if you did, make sure to save it for later. You can also find me on Pinterest for more awesome recipes.