This Anti-Inflammatory Oatmeal Is The Perfect Thing To Eat After A Day Of Overindulging

Get your mood, digestion, and diet back on track with this feel-good, fiber-packed recipe.

December 22, 2017

It happens to the best of us: a co-worker brings in donuts one day, then bagels the next, then someone gifts you Linzer cookies for Christmas that you somehow convince yourself make a good breakfast—and before you know, it’s been a solid week of riding a blissful, seasonally justifiable sugar high. 

But then things get ugly—we’re talking gas and bloating, digestive distress, and general grogginess from those blood sugar spikes and dips—and you realize it’s time to clean up your act with some real food


That’s where this insanely delicious, but totally healthy oatmeal recipe comes in. Not only does it deliver a hefty dose of filling fiber that feeds the healthy bacteria in your gut, but it’s packed with three different types of seeds (flax, chia, and hemp), all of which contain healthy plant-based omega-3 fats to quell inflammation triggered by holiday indulgences. 

Rounding out this oatmeal’s tasty flavor profile are protein-rich peanut butter powder and milk, and blood sugar-stabilizing cinnamon, which work together to keep you feeling full and fabulous. (Check out these 6 mistakes you're making with your oatmeal.)

Pro tip: Make a few batches of this recipe ahead in mason jars, then simply add hot milk (or water) in the morning when you’re ready to eat. Watch the video above for simple how-to instructions. 

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anti inflammatory oatmeal


Anti Inflammatory Tri-Seed Oatmeal

Serves 1

1/3 cup instant rolled or instant steel cut oats
2 tablespoons peanut butter powder
2 tablespoons ground flax
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 teaspoon chia seeds
½ cup hot milk, water, almond milk, or coconut milk
1 teaspoon maple syrup
Cinnamon to taste

Combine the oats, peanut butter powder, flax, hemp, and chia in a bowl. Pour in your preferred hot liquid and stir in the maple syrup. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.