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.