I must admit, over the past few years, "variety" has earned a popular reputation. That is a fantastic thing as more people are eating a variety of healthy foods and are not stuck eating the same thing every day.

I do know that some people are not in love with cooking, like I am. They prefer to keep it simple and are satisfied with eating the same thing each day.

A common breakfast would have to be oats and protein powder. I can see why it is so heavily promoted. It takes no time to make, is convenient due to the shelf life of the products, and nearly every supplement company promotes it as they sell protein powders.

Some things to consider:
  • Protein Powder - Many protein powders contain artificial sweeteners, fillers, flavors and also dairy. Considering many people have intolerance to dairy it is probably not the best option. It also often contains artificial which are not ideal for health reasons.
  • Oats - Easy to store and may often contain gluten. The problem is many people are gluten issues, such as bloating or digestion issues.
  • Quality fats - A breakfast of protein and oats contains no quality healthy fats. Fats are an important macro nutrient to ensure we have energy, and healthy bodies that function.
  • Nutrients - All packaged, little live food. No wonder people often complain of no energy on these very restrictive low carb, low fat, high protein diets.
How to tweak it:
  • Oats - Opt for gluten free oats or replace them with a healthy form of carbohydrate. I found some gluten free oats on this website. www.bobsredmill.com.
  • Protein - Opt for a natural protein powder with no artificial or opt for another source of protein such as fish, eggs or meat.
  • Add FRESH raw foods that are live in enzymes and nutrients. Fresh berries or banana taste great with you oats.

Nutrient Dense Gluten Free Healthy Oats


2/3 cups fresh berries

1/3 cup oats, Gluten Free, Bobs Red Mill

3 tablespoons pea protein

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon stevia


Soak the oats in cold water over night.

Warm on the stove.

Mix in all other ingredients

Serves one

Kayla Thompson.