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Quick & Easy Breakfast: Oatmeal on Steroids

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We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you are a breakfast person, you probably agree with this statement. If you sigh and roll your eyes whenever you hear this, I dare you to add this morning meal to your daily routine. The ten breakfast ideas below are all quick and easy ways to make a breakfast that will give your body the nutrients it needs to kick-start your day.

Oatmeal… on Steroids.

Many people stick to the usual when it comes to oatmeal… instant oats, add a little milk and top it off with brown sugar, raisins, and half a banana. If this is your morning go-to, you rock. Oatmeal is one of the all-time best breakfast choices. But if you think oatmeal is boring or your tired of your usual ingredients, try changing it up. While instant oats are faster than slow cooking old-fashioned oats on the stove, surprisingly the old fashioned kind heats up quite nicely in the microwave. Not only are old-fashioned oats healthier for you because of their slower digesting rate, but they also provide a fuller texture. No matter what kind of oat you chose, the important parts (as with almost any dish) are the toppings. After you heat up your oats and add milk to get your preferred consistency, mix in a spoon of peanut butter, honey, chopped walnuts and almonds, a small spoon of flax seeds and/or chia seeds, a handful of berries, and a pinch of cinnamon. All of these ingredients add powerful nutrients that will shake-up your bowl of oatmeal.


Lila Barton is currently a senior at Stanford University where she has been a member of the Stanford Women’s Golf Team for the past four years. She is majoring in International Relations and is originally from Dallas, Texas.

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