BLUEBERRY BANANA OATMEAL BOWL

by soulfulpalate
Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Bowl

The initial days of newborn baby life are full of adjustments. With a new addition to the family, life takes a 360-degree turn. Motherhood is something that cannot be described in words. One can only experience it to understand it’s very essence. And when you don’t have much domestic help during this time, life becomes even harder. Initially, I did have my mom and my husband helping me out, but after some time, I was on my own. So I decided to keep mealtimes simpler with recipes such as today’s blueberry banana oatmeal.

Oatmeal is healthy, filling and super easy to make. But I wasn’t a big fan of it until some time ago. Since it can become quite boring to eat it, again and again, the same way. However, I discovered not one but many ways to make delicious and pretty looking oatmeal bowls, much like smoothie bowls. I especially love making oatmeal with banana. Because banana adds creaminess and natural sweetness to the oatmeal. Also, adding berries is a wonderful way to make your oatmeal look vibrant and beautiful, besides great taste!

Continuing with my new maternal journey, mornings became especially challenging for me. Because with no set sleeping pattern of my own or the baby; morning routine was a bit chaotic. I had to get my elder one timely ready for school. And on top of that packing her lunch and preparing breakfast for everyone, the new mother was hardly getting any rest. But for my rescue, I formulated this super easy, quick, and health-friendly breakfast oatmeal recipe.

Making healthy breakfast recipes like this blueberry banana oatmeal bowl

Oats are the best food when it comes to breastfeeding. A number of lactation consultants recommend eating oatmeal as a way to increase milk supply. Read this article for more information. Also, oats keep you feeling full for a longer period of time. Thus preventing you to binge eat in between. Also, consider trying Kale and Spinach smoothie parfait recipe and avocado hummus toast for a quick healthy breakfast option.

Savory or sweet, oats taste good either way. I love the fact that oats cook instantly and doesn’t require elaborate cooking preps. My favorite way to make oats is by prepping them for breakfast the night before. All I have to do is soak rolled oats in plant-based milk (or water) and leave on the counter. In the morning, I top it up with my favorite fruits and nuts. This blueberry banana oatmeal bowl recipe has so many variations, so go bananas with your creativity and desired ingredients. I suggest adding homemade strawberry and rhubarb chia jam on the side to make it look good overall and taste even yummier.

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Bowl

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Bowl

Savory or sweet, oats taste good either way. I formulated this super easy, quick, and healthy blueberry banana oatmeal recipe that is perfect for breakfast. Recipes banana, blueberry, healthy breakfast ideas, oatmeal European Print This
Serves: 1 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 264 calories 5 grams fat

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp/Half Cup Quick Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Almond Milk/Choice of Milk
  • 1-2 Banana
  • A Handful or so Blueberries/choice of berries
  • 1-2 Tsp Choice of Nut Butter
  • As per taste Honey/Maple Syrup

Instructions

  1. Soak the oats in the choice of plant-based milk. I like to use Almond or Coconut Milk, you can use any. Even regular water will work for this recipe, but using plant-milk adds a bit more taste and nutrition.
  2. Let it sit overnight on your kitchen counter. Alternatively, if using dairy-based milk, then put it in the refrigerator to soak overnight.
  3. In the morning, blend the overnight soaked oats along with a banana and choice of berries. (I used Blueberries)
  4. Empty out the blended mixture in a serving bowl and spread it evenly.
  5. Slice the banana and place over the oatmeal in a desirable pattern. Throw in some blueberries too if you like. You can further top it up with your choice of nut butter and sweetener.

 

Notes

  • I used Almond Butter and Honey because almond is excellent for eyes, brain, skin, and honey is anti-bacterial. All these properties make them the right choice for a breastfeeding mum.
  • You can also use frozen fruit to blend with oats in a blender. It will make the oatmeal more thick and creamy.
  • You can also add chopped dark chocolate and seeds or nuts. I sometimes mix cacao powder and green moringa powder with oats while soaking. You can modify this recipe however you like.

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