We’ve discussed how important vitamins and nutrients are in our diet in Beneficial Breakfast Banana, but nothing beats Oatmeal:
Oatmeal with Lactaid 2% Oatmeal, Lactaid, and Blueberries
Protein: 14g Protein: 15g
Calcium: 48% Calcium: 49%
Iron: 77% Iron: 78%
Vitamin C: 22% Vitamin C: 34%
Vitamin A: 30% Vitamin A: 31%
Vitamin D: 25% Vitamin D: 25%
Vitamin B12: 15% Vitamin B12: 15%
Vitamin B6: 35% Vitamin B6: 35%
Potassium: 16% Potassium: 16%
Magnesium: 15% Magnesium: 15%
Riboflavin: 25% Riboflavin: 25%
Phosphorus: 25% Phosphorus: 25%
Fiber: 4g Fiber: 6g
Sugar: 13.1g Sugar: 21.1g
As you can see, adding fruit does add quite a bit more sugars, but it does a number in flavor! Asian pears are my favorite. They are a cross between a pear and an apple. If you caramelize them, they still hold a little crunch, so they add a much needed texture to the oatmeal. Asian pears offer 8% Vitamin C, 7% Vitamin K, 2% Folate, and 4.4g of Fiber (that’s 8.4g with the Oatmeal, Lactaid, and Pear added together!) That is a very good way to start your day. Below you will find several of my different add-ins. I suggest Quaker, gluten-free oatmeal. It is decently priced, and since I am extremely sensitive (I can only tolerate less than 10ppm of cross-contamination of gluten,) it is the safest I’ve found vs. price.
- Follow Directions on your oatmeal, be sure to add salt while oats are cooking.
- Once liquid is absorbed, add your add-ins of choice.
- Enjoy immediately, oatmeal will not reheat well…
**If using Asian pears or Apples, follow THIS recipe and scroll down to the Asian Pear recipe.