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    This Healthy Oatmeal Recipe Will Change Your Mornings

    By Andrea Villalba / January 22, 2015

    blackberry goat cheese recipe

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    Oatmeal in the morning is a fantastic breakfast as it is packed with insoluble fiber. This helps you feel fuller for longer which will then prevent you from over eating later in the day. This is key to maintaining a healthy weight.

    In addition to fiber, oatmeal is rich in thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, selenium, and iron. [1]

    While store-bought packets of oatmeal offer a good amount of nutrition, they still leave much to be desired when it comes to how they taste. No one wants their first meal of the day to be some bland oats. We stumbled upon this recipe at Oatgasm and thought it was worth a share.

    Blackberry and Goat Cheese Oatmeal

    Obviously high in fiber but also high in antioxidants from the blackberries. Drizzle a bit of honey on top of everything and you've got yourself a super breakfast.

    Ingredients

    • ½ cup oats
    • Pinch of salt
    • 1 cup liquid (I highly recommend some sort of milk, but water, or a combination, will suffice.)
    • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1-2 tbsp. honey, plus a drizzle for the top (Brown sugar, maple syrup, and agave work well here.)
    • basil, to taste (optional)
    • 3 tbsp. goat cheese (more or less)
    • handful of blackberries, halved
    • additional toppings (walnuts, pistachios, extra milk, flax, etc.)

    Preparation

    1. Bring the oats, salt, and liquid to a boil in a pot. Stir while the oats begin to absorb the liquid. When thick, add in the vanilla and honey. If using, stir in the basil.
    2. Once the desired thickness is reached, crumble in about half of the goat cheese. Swirl it so that it begins to melt into hot oatmeal.
    3. Transfer to a bowl, and top with the rest of the cheese, the blackberries, and any additional toppings. Drizzle with extra honey. Enjoy.
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    About the author

      Andrea Villalba

      Andrea Villalba loves writing about how to live a healthy lifestyle. With a degree in communications and English, Andrea understands that it is the media’s job to share what science discovers and says in a language that the public can understand and apply to their own lives.