Whenever someone asks me what my first meal of the day is, it’s almost always the same answer: The Wise Eats Instant Oatmeal – A delicious, simple, and quick way to get a blast of energy to start your day. This is one of my very favorite recipes. I have it nearly every single day and switch up the ingredients to keep it fresh and always tasty. This is usually my first meal of the day and I’m always excited about it. If I’m working out at lunch time, it also serves as my pre-workout. A nutritious, energy dense meal a couple hours before a hard training session is all you need for performance!
One of my all-time favorite recipes is Mike Dolce’s Breakfast Bowl, made with oats, fresh fruit, chia seed. I even made my own version of it for Wise Eats and called it the Energy Bowl, available at Wise-Eats.com. That recipe requires cooking the oats on the stove and mixing in your favorite whole food ingredients.
Eventually, I decided why not simplify this recipe by converting it into an instant oatmeal bowl with no cooking required! The result is the Wise Eats Instant Oatmeal, a delicious, simple, and quick way to get a blast of energy to start your day.
I usually make these in advance for the next day and store them in the freezer. Pull them out, add your almond milk or water, and you’re good to go!
Ideally, if you’re using chia seed, add the almond milk and stir in advance to allow the chia seeds to expand into more of a gelatin consistency.
One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. There are so many different combinations of ingredients you can use. Use your favorite fresh or frozen fruits, nuts, and seeds. There’s no end to the possibilities!
For a nutrient-dense energy blast to start your day, get in the kitchen and make a wise decision.
- 2/3 Cup Sprouted Oats (70g)
- ¼ Cup Raisins (40g)
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seed (15)
- 1 Cup Blueberry (140g)
- Dash Cinnamon
- 1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Isolate (27g)
- 8oz Unsweetened Almond Milk
- If you’d like to sweeten this up a bit, add some local raw honey, maple syrup, or stevia.
Nutrition Facts – 1 Bowl
Some of our favorite alternative ingredients for this recipe include:
- Crushed almonds
- Flax Seed
- Peanut Butter
- Cacao Nibs
For more delicious, healthy recipes, go to Wise-Eats.com/Recipes. Thanks for reading, have a great day, and make wise choices!