**Lower glycemic index and blood sugar response
**Greater satiety (you feel fuller, longer)
**Greater vitamin and mineral content
**Greater overall nutritional value
Besides, if you’re like most, you’ll MUCH prefer the firmer texture and nuttier flavor of steel-cut oats over mushy, bland instant oatmeal.
But even steel coat oats can be pretty plain by themselves, so here are a number of ways to spice up your morning oatmeal and turn it into a bowl of certified deliciousness®:
1. Add honey and berries. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and/or blackberries are all extremely low glycemic and are packed with inflammation and disease fighting antioxidants…drizzle with a little honey and enjoy the sweet goodness. Very filling, fiber packed…you’ll love it.
2. Add unsweetened cocoa powder, stevia, and banana slices. This is another one of my faves. 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder contains only 12 calories and adds another 2 grams of fiber to your oatmeal! Sweeten it up with some stevia or truvia, and then top with banana slices. Tastes like dessert… only it’s oatmeal!
Joel Marion, CISSN