Blueberry apple oatmeal surprise

Make your oatmeal fun

We love a good oatmeal, and luckily it allows for endless options. Play around with different fruit and ingredients, and make your own versions. Here is one of our all time favs to try out.

Oat choices

Oats come in many shapes and which one you choose mostly depends on how much cooking time you are willing to spend on them. Whole unprocessed foods are valued amongst other things – for their structure. We always advocate to eat food in it’s most whole food form – with nothing “bad” added and nothing “good” taken away. Therefor from the structure and fiber perspective, the less structure has been taken away from them the better, ergo the groats would be the most nutritious. From a practical perspective we fully support you using whichever form works best for you and you are most likely to eat.

Whole steel cut oats seem to be a good compromise between most structure and least cooking time.

Foods are valued depending on what you compare them to

Which berry is the best?

All berries make for nutrient dense, anti oxidant rich additions to your meals, so which ever one you like best and are the most likely to eat regularly will make for a great ingredient.

Blueberries in comparison to raspberries:

  • more beta-karotene
  • more flavonoids
  • more vitamin K
  • more vitamin B1, B2, B6

Both are rich in minerals and vitamins (especially A,E, C) , dietary fiber and anthocyanins.

Frozen vs. fresh

The debate has long been going on lets see the pros and cons for each option.


Berries picked when ripe and flash frozen maintain their nutrient profile. What they loose on is texture and sometimes flavor do to how we thaw and cook them. Considering how much cheaper they are in price, how much more convenient and how much more accessible throughout the year, they make for a great staple food. To be enjoyed regularly.


Fresh berries pack more flavor and have superior texture. But other than that, there are not any significant changes in the nutrition profile.Travel time might be a potential problem, leading to berries being picked while still unripe. Only accessible when in season, with a short shelf expire date and with a high price tag at that, it is fully understandable that most people replace them with frozen counterparts.

For an extra luxurious morning experience, go for fresh berries. If on a budget only use them as an occasional treat or as the cherry on top (pun not intended)

Be creative

Explore your palate and all the ways you can make this dish more balanced, nutritious and delicious. Try introducing more ingredients like other fruit, whole grains, seeds, nuts, spices.

Blueberry apple oatmeal surprise

Prep Time: 3 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 13 Minutes
Servings: 1 Person


  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 small apple chopped
  • 3 chopped dried dates
  • 1 cup water*
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter**
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk***
  • 1 tablespoon date paste or other sweetener of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • add any other toppings of choice


1. To a pot add the water, oats, dates, blueberries, apple and cinnamon and bring to a boil.
2. Stir on medium heat until the oats have softened to your texture preference.
3. Scoop into a bowl and add the sauce and toppings.
*you can replace the plant-milk with water

**can swap with peanut butter or any other vegan i.e. plant-based nut butter

***can swap with water or any other plant-milk