Are you bikini ready? Summer is fast approaching, and toning up from head-to-toe can be tough! Beginning the day with a healthy, nutritious breakfast is essential to maintaining a balanced diet, and sets the tone for the rest of your daily meals. Celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder's recipe for raw rolled oat cereal fills you up, doesn't contain any sugar, and is made primarily of oat groats—a good-for-you grain that will help you to slim down!
Oats (in their raw form) are one of the most nutritious grains to eat. "They help to fill you up so you won't be reaching for an unhealthy snack mid-morning, are high in fiber, and contain a variety of minerals," explains Kim. Best enjoyed cold, this breakfast is perfect for those mornings when you’re looking for a refreshing alternative to a hot dish. "Oats contain vitamins E and B which provide your body with plenty of antioxidants and help it to process fats," says Kim. "They're also packed full of magnesium, zinc, and calcium, all of which help your body to burn fat, maintain healthy bones, and keep sugar cravings at bay!"
Raw Rolled Oat Cereal
½ cup raw organic oat groats soaked overnight and rinsed well (if you can't find oat groats, use steel cut oats instead)
½ tsp Stevia
1 to 2 Tbsp cold filtered water, as needed
Pinch of high quality sea salt (optional)
Place the soaked oats and avocado in a food processor and blend. Add the sea salt and Stevia and mix well. If you prefer your oats thick and chunky, you can nix the water altogether. Otherwise, add one tablespoon of water to thin the mixture, and a second tablespoon as needed.
Kimberly Snyder is a Los Angeles-based celebrity nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution. She began her work after journeying through 50 countries and six continents, learning about health and beauty from many different cultures. With a philosophy rooted in the belief that outer beauty is a reflection of inner health, Kim now works with clients such as Hilary Duff, Olivia Wilde, and Drew Barrymore. Get lots of health and beauty tips by following her on Twitter at @kimsbeautydetox.