I just finished reading Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book Super Immunity, a nutritional guide promising to help you live longer, stronger and with fewer diseases. Furhman believes the key is eating a plant based diet of nutrient dense foods.
If I don’t have the ingredients on hand to make a green smoothie like this or this in the morning, it can be difficult to get a wholesome breakfast with fruits and vegetables. Furhman’s recipe for Super Seed Oatmeal appealed to me as a healthy, delicious alternative to a carb feast in the morning. I changed up the ingredients a little bit based on what I like but you can find the original if you click above. The oatmeal will keep for a week in the fridge so you can make a pot on Monday and have breakfasts ready for the week.
What to buy (serves 5-6):
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 3 cups water or you can use unsweetened vanilla soy, hemp or almond milk
- 1 cup blueberries or mixed berries
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup dried fruit (I like the Triple Fruit Treat from Trader Joe’s)
- 1 tbsp raw sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra for sprinkling
- salt and honey to taste
What to do:
- cook oats according to package directions
- mix remaining ingredients together and stir into oats
- I like to sprinkle on a little salt, honey and extra cinnamon before serving