The oatmeal is a very low – calorie cereal and offers an important contribution of vitamins and minerals very beneficial for vital functions of our body. That is why it is an excellent ingredient to include in diets for weight loss, as well as for those who want to increase fiber consumption or replace lost energy after a hard session of physical exercise. And so that you can enjoy it in a completely healthy way, in the following article we show you different recipes to make light oatmeal and eat a little healthier. Take note!
Oatmeal for breakfast
A classic option for a healthy and energetic breakfast is to prepare a hot bowl of milk with a few tablespoons of rolled oats, and a little ground cinnamon and sugar to taste. Now, to enjoy a lighter recipe, nothing better than substituting cow’s milk for another type of milk that is vegetable , such as soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, etc., and sugar for a little sweetener or saccharin.
You just have to mix the ingredients in a saucepan, let them heat over medium heat for 10 minutes, and when the rolled oats are soft, the preparation is ready to drink. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top and add, if you prefer, some pieces of fruit, it will be delicious!
Blueberry Oat Pancakes
We propose another light recipe with which you can fully enjoy the properties of oats: some oatmeal and blueberry pancakes. To prepare them, you will need the following ingredients:
- 50 g of oatmeal
- 1 cup of fresh blueberries
- 2 egg whites
- 3 tablespoons of skimmed plain yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon yeast
- 1 tablespoon of almond milk, or any other type of plant milk
- sweetener to taste
To prepare these pancakes, first mix the oatmeal, yeast, a pinch of salt and the amount of sweetener you want to add in a bowl. Stir all the ingredients with a few rods and then add the egg whites, almond milk and yogurt. Stir again and when you get a homogeneous mixture, add the previously washed blueberries.
Now, you just have to pour the dough into a pan with a few drops of oil to create the pancakes. Cook them for 2 minutes on each side and voila!
And for those who want to introduce oats into their weight loss diet, nothing better than preparing a delicious oatmeal water, and taking it on an empty stomach and in the middle of the afternoon. For its preparation, you only need to gather 1 cup of rolled oats and 3 l of mineral water, although you can also add a little cinnamon to flavor it or a pinch of sweetener to add some sweetness.
Oatmeal and vegetable soup
Not only can you prepare recipes with oatmeal for breakfast, as this cereal can also be included in hot dishes such as soups or creams. We show you a very simple way to make a light soup based on oats and some vegetables. You need:
- 1 l of fat-free vegetable broth
- 4 tablespoons oatmeal
- 1 zucchini
- 1 stalk of celery
- 1 carrot
- 1 leek
- salt and pepper
Cut all the vegetables into small pieces and add them to a pot with the vegetable broth. Let them all boil over medium heat for about 20 or 30 minutes and, at the end of cooking, add the rolled oats and wait a few more minutes for them to soften. Then, salt and pepper to taste and voila!
Banana oatmeal smoothie
Finally, another way to make light oats is by preparing smoothies like the one shown below, which combines oatmeal with the flavor of banana. This drink is excellent to take for breakfast, a snack or after a hard physical training, as it will give you all the energy and strengt