Super Seed Oatmeal for Super Immunity

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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

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