Fred has been making Luna oatmeal in the morning with a blend of superfoods: goji berries, mulberries, dried pomegranate seeds, currants and goldenberries. The term “superfood” gets thrown around a lot in the health and wellness community, but we personally love incorporating them into our diet and I personally get a lot of extra energy from acai, cacao and maca. We purchase the bulk of our superfoods from Navitas Naturals, and they explain superfoods as:
A superfood is a nutrient-dense fruit or vegetable that contains a high content of antioxidants, protein, omega-3, minerals, fiber or other essential nutrients that have proven health benefits. Nutrient density is the ratio of calories to micronutrients – the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that are essential to health, wellness and feeling great. Nutrient-dense foods, like most vegetables and fruits, have a high amount of valuable micronutrients and a low amount of calories. To protect the ‘super’ quality and nutrient integrity, a superfood must be certified organic and minimally processed.
Seriously, if our five-year old is willingly eating something that has antioxidants, omegas and fiber – why would we stop her? Plus, the mix that we use naturally sweetens the oatmeal, and we don’t need to add extra sugar! I was originally going to make a pear crumble, but I came up with this instead, and for the better because it was like a super nutritious dessert for breakfast.
We used 3 concorde pears and 1 apple for the fruit filling. Concorde pears are really great for baking because they’re perfectly sweet and don’t brown as easily as other varieties. I put the fruit in our baking dish first, then layered on the oat mixture, and mixed it up before baking. This makes a lot and could easily serve 4-6 people. I added a splash of almond milk to my bowl and it tasted amazing, like a big slice of pie 🙂
You can really customize this recipe with how sweet you want to make it and also with how much of each topping you use. I used some fresh organic blackberries, a handful of each type of superfood, and then sprinkled on some chia seeds. You could even add almond butter or peanut butter (wow, that sounds so good and I’m mad that I didn’t do it) and hemp seeds.
Let me know if you try this out by posting your dish and tagging me on Instagram!