To increase the fiber and protein: Choose rolled oats over quick oats. They’ll take slightly longer to cook, but a half-cup serving offers five grams of fiber and seven grams of protein — the quick oats only offer four grams of fiber and five grams of protein.
To increase the protein: After your oats have cooked, stir in a tablespoon of almond butter, peanut butter, or half a cup of plain Greek yogurt.
To increase the fiber: Cut up some dried apricots, dried blueberries (my favorite), throw in some fresh or frozen berries, or toss in some diced fresh pear or mango. Chia seeds are also bursting with fiber — one tablespoon has over five grams.
To get your fill of omega-3s: Sprinkle on one tablespoon of ground flaxseed. It offers 1.6 grams of omega-3s (1.1 is the recommended amount per day).
To decrease the amount of sugar: Instead of adding maple syrup, brown sugar, or honey to your bowl, sweeten your breakfast with unsweetened applesauce, mashed banana, or pureed strawberries.
I eat a bowl of oatmeal almost every morning. I’m totally hooked on it because it keeps me full for hours and I always add chia seeds, ground flax, and honey or berries depending on what I have. Its definitely a must with my GREENS FIRST when I need to get through a long busy day.