Upgrade Your Oatmeal

upgraded oatmeal makes a better breakfast

A Delicious Make-ahead Breakfast with Plenty of Fiber

Oatmeal is not only a classic breakfast food, but also a versatile whole grain which is naturally high in fiber, vitamin K, phosphorus, and potassium. This upgraded version of the old standby is an easy recipe to customize and make in advance so your busy day doesn’t derail your plan!

We’re big fans of oatmeal, but not all oatmeals are created equal. Steel-cut oats are preferred—made from chopped whole oat groats are best. The large size and shape takes longer to digest compared to rolled oats.


Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 20-30 min

Servings: 1


  • 1/2 cup uncooked (1 cup cooked) oatmeal
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tsp flax seeds (freshly ground)
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp chia seeds


  1. Cook oats according to the directions on the package. The basic ratio for making steel-cut oatmeal is 1 cup of oats to 3 to 4 cups of water. Cook time is typically 20-30 minutes.
  2. Mix the remainder of the ingredients into the cooked oats—and breakfast is served.

Pro Tip: Since cooked oats last several days in the refrigerator, the smart move is to double or triple this recipe. It takes no more effort and you’ll have several healthy and filling breakfasts prepped for the week—or your whole family fed all at once. You can also add a cold brew protein shake to complete your meal.

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