Honey & Blueberry Sprouted Oatmeal is packed with fiber, complex carbs, and other nutrients to fuel your busy day. Bonus: the blueberries and honey provide plenty of antioxidants to boost your immune system.
It’s been a hot minute since I shared a new breakfast recipe, so I’m way overdue. I don’t know about you, but I love breakfast and slow mornings. Every morning after waking up, I make a fresh pot of coffee. While it brews, I grab my Bible and journal to spend some time with Jesus. Then, it’s breakfast time. I pour myself a hot cup of Jo and get to cookin’. Is there really any better way too start the day?
Needless to say, breakfast time is my favorite part of the day. Not only because of the delicious flavors and aromas of breakfast and fresh coffee, but because it marks the start of a new day. Lamentations 3:22-23 says, “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” The quietness and stillness of my morning routine remind me of this truth.
For years (I mean, years) I ate oatmeal with egg whites, peanut butter, and fruit every morning. Then, for years, I eliminated gluten and grains from my diet. I’ve now reintroduced grains (well, sprouted grains) and I couldn’t be happier to enjoy oatmeal once again. But, not just any oatmeal, Honey & Blueberry Sprouted Oatmeal.
What are sprouted oats?
When oats are “sprouted,” it means they are just starting the germination process when the most nutrients are available. Not only are the nutrients most available, but also the easiest to digest. Ungerminated nuts, seeds, and grains, contain anti-nutrients as a form of self-protection to ward off predators. Unfortunately, when we consume these foods, we also consume the anti-nutrients, like phytic acid. These anti-nutrients block the absorption of many vitamins and minerals and inhibit the production of enzymes, making it difficult to digest.
As you can probably tell, these anti-nutrients can cause of host of issues in our bodies. Simple because we aren’t made to eat anti-nutrients. We were made to eat nutrients!
Health Benefits of Sprouted Oats
Sprouted oats, which provide readily available nutrients, are packed with health benefits as opposed to their conventional alternative. The top health benefits of sprouted oats, include:
- increases absorption of beneficial nutrients
- improves digestibility
- boosts immune function
- promotes gut healing
- adds fiber to the diet
Read more about sprouted grains and how to make them at home, here!
How to make Honey & Blueberry Sprouted Oatmeal
You can buy sprouted oats from your local health food store. I love One Degree Sprouted Oats! Or you can follow these directions to sprout your own gluten-free oats.
Once your sprouted oats are ready, heat the oats and filtered water in a pot over medium-high heat. Once the water starts to boil, reduce heat to low, and cover with a lid. Let simmer for 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove the oats from heat and serve in a glass bowl. Top with blueberries and honey!
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 2/3 cups filtered water
- 1/3 cup organic blueberries
- 2 tsp local honey
- Add your sprouted oats and water to a small pot. Heat over high heat until the water starts to boil.
- Reduce heat to low, cover with a lid, and let simmer for 5-8 minutes.
- Transfer to a glass bowl and top with blueberries and honey. Serve warm!