Hot oatmeal in the morning can’t be beat on a cold winter day. Add in maca and protein powder to keep your energy up. They also help keep you full until lunch.
The cranberries add a slight sweet touch and the sliced almonds add healthy fat, protein and fiber.
Steel-Cut Oatmeal – rich in dietary fiber may reduce coronary heart disease risk, low glycemic index making them a good choice for helping to maintain a balanced blood-glucose level, and in addition they contain nutrients and dietary fiber may help you reduce blood pressure. They are also rich in protein, vitamins and minerals.
Quinoa – High in protein and contains all of the amino acids needed and is loaded with antioxidants. Gluten-free, not really a grain but a seed, Complex carbohydrate with a low glycemic index. High in the minerals Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and (for women) Iron. The phytic acid found in quinoa can be reduced by either soaking or sprouting the quinoa before cooking.
Maca Powder – Considered a Superfood. Maca contains calcium, magnesium, and iron, in addition to C vitamin and vitamins B1, B2, B6, and B12. Research has shown that maca contains two of the three essential fatty acids and around 20 amino acids, 8 of which are essential amino acids. And it is packed with fiber.
Cinnamon – It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium. Studies have shown it to lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and to fight the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
Protein Powder – Helps improve muscle mass, controls weight by keeping you feeling full longer, slows the absorption of sugar regulating your energy levels and maintains strong bones. The amino acids in protein promotes brain health and improves mood by leveling your hormones.
Oatmeal with Cranberries and Almonds