Frozen Berries Oatmeal Recipe (For A Low Sugar Breakfast)
Here’s my super easy frozen berries oatmeal recipe for a healthy, low-sugar breakfast!
This is one of the breakfasts that I eat constantly after doing the 21-Day Fat Loss Challenge.
I don’t add any sugar or honey and rely only on the sweetness of the berries.
Easy Frozen Berries Oatmeal Recipe
- 1/2 cup dried oatmeal
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- water (enough to cover the oatmeal)
- 1 cup frozen berries (any berries will do)
- 1 tbsp almond flakes (or other nuts of choice)
- bit of milk or yogurt (optional)
- additional toppings (optional)
Lessons Learned From Making Frozen Berries Oatmeal
- You can also add sugar or honey to this recipe for a sweeter result. But I eat it without added sugar or honey to limit my sugar intake as much as possible. I now rely on fruits for my sweets cravings most of the time after doing the 21-Day Fat Loss Challenge.
- You can also add a banana for additional sweetness, instead of adding sugar or honey.
- You can use any type of frozen berries. I have already tried blueberries and mixed berries.
- You can also use other nuts aside from almond flakes. I have already tried walnuts and hazelnuts.
- It is ok to make it without chia seeds. I have already made it several times without chia seeds because I forgot.
- You can add more toppings if you like. I have already tried adding chocolate shavings and avocado. Though you should be careful in not adding too much, especially if you are trying to lose some weight.
Can I Add Frozen Berries To My Oatmeal? Are They Healthy?
Yes, you can certainly add frozen berries into your oatmeal, and frozen berries are healthy, just like fresh berries.
Frozen berries or frozen fruits, in general, are harvested at the peak of ripeness, which means that they’re at their most nutritious form.
Frozen berries and all frozen fruits don’t undergo blanching, thus retaining all the nutrients. Frozen vegetables usually undergo blanching (placing the vegetables in boiling water for s short time to kill harmful bacteria and to prevent the loss of color, flavor, and texture) which causes the loss of some nutrients.
NorthWest Wild Foods stated that commercially grown berries (like many crops) are often exposed to many pesticides. But the berries that are grown with the intention of being frozen are exposed to fewer amount of pesticides compared to the ones grown with the intention of selling fresh in the grocery stores.
According to the article, the reason for this is that large amounts of pesticides and sprays have to be applied before and after harvest for the fresh berries to maintain a good appearance for a long time while being transported to reach the consumers.
It also states that 52 different pesticide residues were found on a fresh blueberry, while only 21 pesticide residues were found on a frozen berry based on data from the USDA pesticide testing program.
With this information, frozen berries are actually a good choice. And besides, frozen berries are cheaper compared to fresh ones, and if you opt to buy organic, the price is even higher.
Berries Are Low In Sugar
This is the main reason why I started to eat oatmeal with berries, instead of my usual oatmeal with banana that I had been eating almost everyday for almost 4 years now with a teaspoon or two of our own raw honey.
Berries are one of the fruits with low sugar content. Raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries are among the 11 best low-sugar fruits with only 5 (raspberries) and 7 grams (strawberries and blackberries) of sugar per cup.
Aside from being low in sugar, berries are loaded with antioxidants, fibers, and many nutrients. Here are 11 reasons why berries are among the healthiest food on earth and why you should incorporate them more into your diet.
Final Thoughts About Frozen Berries Oatmeal Recipe
We should not skip breakfast no matter what Mamas because it’s the most important meal of the day. We won’t have enough energy to take care of our family and our home if we skip breakfast.
We only need to find recipes that are super easy and quick to make to ensure that we eat breakfast every single day!
This oatmeal recipe will surely help especially if you are trying to reduce your sugar intake, too.
What do you usually eat for breakfast? Feel free to share in the comment section below.
Hi Julai, It looks so delicious and healthy food. I will definitely try it. Can we prepare this recipe with fresh berries, too? Soon, there will be various fresh berries in the market, and I like to use them in my daily recipes. I also like it without added sugar or other sweeteners.
Thank you for sharing this simple and healthy recipe.
Hello Aketa, let me know how it goes once you try it. Yes, you can use fresh berries, too. When I use fresh berries, I don’t include them in the cooking. I just add them once the oatmeal is done cooking. But you can also cook them like frozen berries.
I haven’t eaten oatmeal since I was a kid simply because I thought that there were no other ways to eat it. Also growing up, that was something we ate on a regular basis. So, thank you for this recipe I am going to try it. Also, the various recipes you have on your site can fit any kind of taste that someone may have. It’s nice that you have a variety of options to deliver to people because not everyone eats everything. How many of these recipes have you tried? Which recipe is your favorite may I ask?
Oatmeal is very healthy and delicious. Let me know your experience after trying. All the recipes that I have shared here so far are recipes that I have tried personally. This frozen berries oatmeal is my favorite breakfast at the moment and my husband and my kids love the homemade natillas and homemade petit suisse.
I just read one of your articles about weight lose and found it quite interesting and informative. I am trying to loose weight and therefore on the search for some good recipes which satisfies my sweet tooth as well as hunger. I stumbled upon this recipe which I would like to maybe give a go even though I’m not a fan of oats, but I know it’s healthy so I guess I may.
Thanks for this easy and healthy recipe!
I am glad that you find the articles informative. Yes, try the oatmeal, I am sure it will help in your weight loss journey. And I wish you the best.
Hi. Thanks for this article. I really enjoyed reading it.
I am a big fan of breakfast, I eat breakfast every day.
However, some days I’m bored of eating the same foods again and again and I buy unhealthy snacks from stores.
It’s so good that I found yoru article. After reading this recipe, I am looking forward to making it. Thanks for sharing advice on it too. It can be extremely helpful for amateurs in the kitchen like me.
I know that a lot of people get bored eating the same thing constantly, but I am the opposite. I don’t mind eating the same thing every morning (but I change it once in a while for the sake of changing). I have like 3 breakfast recipes that I keep in rotation and I don’t feel bored at all. Hope you find more breakfast recipes to alternate with.