Eat Purple Oatmeal
When you're trying to lose weight and pack the most nutrients into every meal without adding a ton of calories, whole fruits and vegetables are the obvious choice.
I love my eggs and I'll alternate eggs or egg white veggie breakfasts one day and have an almond milk, frozen fruit, spinach and protein smoothie the next.
But, sometimes it's tough to have a smoothie when the weather's so cold. By the time you finish it, you'll be numb!
Enter oatmeal, everyone's comfort food, with blueberries, everyone's favorite superfood. The combination is yummy.
This was a double batch made yesterday that I warmed on the stovetop, adding fresh organic blueberries, unsweetened almond milk, a spoonful of organic cacao nibs and a sprinkling of organic coconut.
A bit of heat on the berries releases some of the fruit's anthocyanins which account for the deep blue hue of the berry and colored the oatmeal a light lavender. I finished by adding some fresh berries and organic coconut on top.
Lightly cooking the blueberries is just as healthy as eating them raw, and here's some juicy nutritional info if you're wondering about nutritional value when you bake berries.
Just don't microwave them!