So I know this is kind of a silly recipe to post because who doesn’t know how to make oatmeal. But, I figured sometimes we all get a little bored with our usual topping combinations and/or run out of ideas. Plus Dash loved this because it had a dessert-like feel, and I loved feeding it to him because it used the natural sweetness from the blueberries to add that sweet flavor instead of using refined sugars.
Part of dealing with my auto-immune stuff has been figuring out what I can and can’t eat. Some foods just don’t sit well with me anymore and it’s a never ending process of eliminating foods and also reintroducing foods. I have tried just about every “health” diet there could be and I haven’t found one that has been a perfect fit across the board. I mostly try to stick within the parameters of cutting out processed foods, avoiding vegetable oils if possible, cutting down but still including small amounts of meats/eggs and also staying away from gluten, dairy, sesame seeds and peanuts. We try to mix in vegan/vegetarian meals throughout the week and try to eat a large variety of fruits and veggies. I’m excited to start sharing my recipes with you because I’ve spent a lot of time working on them for my own family!
1/4 cup heaping instant or rolled GF oats
1/4 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
pinch of allspice
1 teaspoon of hemp seed hearts (or more based on preference)
drizzle of maple syrup (optional)
Simply cook the oatmeal according to package instructions or preference (I boil water and cover the oats in a bowl and let stand for five minutes). Stir in allspice, then top with remaining ingredients. Microwave the blueberries for 1-2 minutes if frozen.
Notes : Sometimes I don’t even add the maple syrup if the blueberries are sweet enough.
Blueberries are high in vitamin C, K and manganese, plus high levels of antioxidants. Hemp seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and B vitamins.
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