Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

When I was growing up, I never liked oatmeal–or other creamy hot cereals for that matter.

It didn’t help that my mother’s oatmeal was lumpy and hard to swallow.

I remember many tearful mornings trying to get that porridge down under my mother’s cool glare.

She meant well because my mother knew that oatmeal was good for me.

Fast forward to the present.

If you’ve tried oatmeal before and didn’t like it, reconsider.

Nothing starts the morning right like a warm bowl of oatmeal.

If you’re not having oatmeal for breakfast, you’re missing out on a healthy and

delectable way to add fiber and nutrients to your body first thing in the morning.

Eating oatmeal is your best choice for a “heart-smart start” each morning.

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp Here’s why:

A Heart-Healthy, Whole Grain

Oatmeal is a whole grain, and eating whole grains can lower your risk for several diseases,

including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

Oatmeal also contains lignans, a plant chemical that has been found to prevent heart disease.

In addition, whole grains such as oats are a source of iron, magnesium and B vitamins.

Helps Lower Cholesterol

Eating oatmeal can lower your cholesterol, especially your LDL, or “bad” cholesterol.

Eating oats has been linked to an average 7% drop in LDL cholesterol and applauded for its

ability to curb bad (LDL) cholesterol due to a type of soluble fiber called beta glucan.

If you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol, definitely consider adding oatmeal to

your daily diet.

Provides Fiber

Fiber eases constipation and helps control blood sugars.

It helps you feel full and eat less later on during the day.

Aids Weigh Loss

Because oatmeal is a source of fiber when you eat oats for breakfast, you’re going to feel full

for several hours, which helps to curb cravings.

How Shall I Have My Oatmeal? Let Me Count the Ways

Because oatmeal is such a healthy, nutritious food, explore a variety of ways to eat it each day!

Here are a few variations on the theme:

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

*Combining fruit or nuts with your oats while they’re cooking adds more nutrients.

*Limit any sugars and let the natural flavor of the fruits and spices take over.

*You can cook oatmeal on your stove top, in your microwave, or in a slow cooker.

*Swirl in a tablespoon of peanut or almond butter.

*Spoon in some fresh chopped apples or sliced bananas.

*Your bowl of oatmeal gets even tastier when you top it with spices.

*Try cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, chai or pumpkin pie spice.

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

*Kick it up a notch with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or blackberries

*Or add frozen berries, and the warmth of the oatmeal will defrost them for you.

*Add dried fruit–from raisins to apples to cranberries, goji berries or apricots.

*Some folks add applesauce, mashed pumpkin or roasted squash.

*Stir unsweetened cacao powder into the oats, then top with a dollop of peanut butter

and chopped nuts.

*Pump up the protein and Omega-3s by adding chia seeds.

*Add 2 tablespoons of untoasted or toasted shredded coconut then add more on

top before serving.

*Stir a tablespoon or two of Omega-3 rich flax seed powder into your oatmeal.

*Add vanilla, chocolate or other flavored protein powder and stir into oatmeal

for an extra protein boost.

*Or sprinkle walnuts (which are rich in heart-healthy Omega-3s) on top.

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

*Go a little nuts and add sliced almonds or Brazil nuts.

*Of course, you can cook your oatmeal with apple juice or various non-dairy milks such as

almond, hemp, rice, soy, cashew, etc. or add a splash at the end.

*Add coffee, cinammon and almond milk for a latte kick.

*Or make a breakfast smoothie with blended oats, fruit, nut milk and ice to satisfy your hunger

until lunch.

Use your imagination–the sky is the limit!

We selected 25 of our favorite, healthy, vegan oatmeal recipes from some amazing blogs

to share with you.

Have fun exploring so many delicious ways add zip to your oatmeal.

Enjoy These Healthy, Creative Oatmeal Recipes

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal by ChocolateCoveredKatie

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal by ChocolateCoveredKatie

Fresh Pineapple Oatmeal by Lucious Eats

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Fresh Pineapple Oatmeal by Lucious Ea

Cinnamon Apple Spiced Oatmeal by Skinny Taste

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Cinnamon Apple Spiced Oatmeal by Skinny Taste

Strawberry Peanut Butter Oatmeal by Veggie Inspired

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Strawberry Peanut Butter Oatmeal by Veggie Inspired

Healthy Blueberry Muffin Overnight Dessert Oats by Desserts with Benefits

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Healthy Blueberry Muffin Overnight Dessert Oats by Desserts with Benefits

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal by Breakfast Drama Queen

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal by Breakfast Drama Queen

Slow Cooker Oatmeal with Baked Pears by With Relish

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Slow Cooker Oatmeal with Baked Pears by With Relish

Cherry Bomb Oatmeal by Chocolate Covered Katie

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Cherry Bomb Oatmeal by Chocolate Covered Katie

Easy Baked Oatmeal by The Colorful Kitchen

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Easy Baked Oatmeal by The Colorful Kitchen

Easy Vegan Oatmeal by SimpleVeganBlog

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Easy Vegan Oatmeal by SimpleVeganBlog

Peach Baked Oatmeal by The Fitness Sista

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Peach Baked Oatmeal by The Fitness Sista

Pumpkin Oatmeal in a Crockpot by Peanut Butter and Peppers

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Pumpkin Oatmeal in a Crockpot by Peanut Butter and Peppers

Apple, Raisin, Walnut Almond Butter Oatmeal by UrbanNaturale   

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Apple, Raisin, Walnut Almond Butter Oatmeal by UrbanNaturale

Chunky Monkey Oatmeal by Veggie Inspired

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Chunky Monkey Oatmeal by Veggie Inspired

Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal by The Healthy Pursuit

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal by The Healthy Pursuit

Healthy Pineapple Blueberry Oatmeal by Seduction in the Kitchen

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo:  Healthy Pineapple Blueberry Oatmeal by Seduction in the Kitchen

Roasted Pear and Fig Oatmeal by Hell Yeah Its Vegan

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Roasted Pear and Fig Oatmeal by Hell Yeah Its Vegan

Spiced Carrot Cake Oatmeal with Coconut Cream by I Love Vegan

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Spiced Carrot Cake Oatmeal with Coconut Cream by I Love Vegan

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bowls by Oh My Veggies

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bowls by Oh My Veggies

Raw Banana Oatmeal Porridge by Eating Vibrantly

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Raw Banana Oatmeal Porridge by Eating Vibrantly

Cherry Pie Oats by FatFreeVegan

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Cherry Pie Oats by FatFreeVegan

Baked Oats by Ricki Heller

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Baked Oats by Ricki Heller

Overnight Oats Recipe by Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Overnight Oats Recipe by Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Easy Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal by Natural Comfort Kitchen

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Easy Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal by Natural Comfort Kitchen

Steel Cut Oatmeal in a Crock Pot by The Dinner Mom 

Top 25 Heart-Smart, Vegan Oatmeal Recipe RoundUp

Photo: Steel Cut Oatmeal in a Crock Pot by The Dinner Mom

Have fun exploring these healthy and delicious oatmeal recipes!

Enjoy!

 

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