Oatmeal is a staple diet of athletes because it is packed with goodness. Oatmeal contains low-glycaemic carbohydrates for lasting energy, fibre, vitamin A, magnesium, and vitamin B-6, and some protein on its own so it is great for a pre-game meal. You can even sweeten it naturally with cinnamon, honey or some pure maple syrup. With a warm oatmeal breakfast, you’ll feel full for longer because it’s slower to digest and it won’t weigh you down!
WARNING: Oats do contain gluten it is just called something different. In wheat it is called gluten but in oats it is called avenin, which is a gluten protein. You can get “gluten free” oats which really only means it is manufactured in a facility where it does not come in contact with wheat, rye or barley. Avenin, the oat gluten protein, is contained in the oat product and it can create inflammation of the bowel in those with coeliac disease. So, if you are “gluten-free” then we suggest not consuming oats.
Instead of Oatmeal you can use quinoa flakes however be mindful that these are not on the Paleo list if you are following a strict Paleo food routine.
Prep Time: 20 mins (if that!)
1/2 cup organic plain rolled oats or organic quick oats
220ml organic nut milk (if dairy free)/water or a combination of the two. We love almond milk. Add more nut milk as you are cooking if you would like a finer consistency.
1 x ripe organic banana
1/2 tsp organic cinnamon or honey
1. Mash the banana using the back of a fork.
2. In a small pan, add in your oats, cinnamon and your nut milk (if dairy free).
3. Add in your mashed banana and stir it in.
4. Cook over a medium/low heat whilst stirring continuously.
5. Once you’re happy with the consistency of your porridge, take it off the heat.
6. Transfer it into a bowl, add your favourite toppings and enjoy!
Organic Topping Suggestions: lots of berries, nuts, chia, nut butter (almond, cashew, macadamia), banana, seeds, cacao nibs. You really can add anything you like!