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The Perfect AM Oatmeal Recipe to Fuel Your Day


Wassup Beebs?

Currently: I am in Austin, TX for a little work ( never stops ) and a little play at the Austin City Limits music festival. I’ll only be here for a day or two, but I’m taking full advantage of this teeny break in my everyday, jam-packed routine.

I absolutely LOVE Austin & if y’all have any recommendations for me ( eat, drink, play, etc ), please let me know! You can either comment on this post or on my Instagram this weekend. OR Snap me, payton_sartain! So fun so cute.

Also y’all can follow along during my shoot & during ACL too, duh.

Moving on.



Okay so today I’m sharing a quick & easy breakfast recipe that is filled with nutrients to help fuel your day. More often than not, oatmeal ( either store bought or at home ) turns into a big bowl of slop.

Um, ew.

BUT NOT THIS RECIPE! It’s so YUMMMM. This is my go-to, never-fail oatmeal situation.


♥ 1 Serving ( about 1 cup ) Quick or Rolled Oats ( PLAIN! Nothing added! )
♥ Cinnamon to Taste
♥ 1/4 Tsp of Vanilla
♥ 2 packets of Born Sweet™ Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener
♥ 1 Tablespoon Hemp Hearts / Seeds
♥ 1/2 Cup or so of Berries ( I used strawberries & blueberries )


♥ Prepare your oats as instructed on the box or can.
♥ Add Cinnamon, Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener, and Vanilla. Mix In.
♥ Top with berries, hemp hearts/seeds and more cinnamon to taste ( I like A LOT ). 

So, what’s the big deal with these ingredients specifically? Okay so, here are the ways this combination of health food all-stars are helping your bod:

Oatmeal: proven to help lower cholesterol and has tons of fiber, which leaves you feeling full & satisfied longer, regulates digestion & controls blood sugar. ( source )

Cinnamon: first of y’all… it’s just yum. Cinnamon is also known to control blood sugar. ( source )

Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener: the real star of this is my new favorite stevia sweetener, Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener. This stuff has zero calories ( duh ) AND zero artificial ingredients. I sprinkle this in my oatmeal to make it a little sweeter, without that nasty, fake sweetener aftertaste. PS: I also carry a couple of packets around with me to sneak into my coffee/tea/etc. Yum. 

Hemp Hearts: a fellow blogger, Lauryn of The Skinny Confidential, introduced me to raw hemp hearts via this blog post, and I am so intrigued by Hemp now! Hemp hearts contain lots of fiber & protein to make you feel full and to help you maintain energy. They also contain Omega-3 & Omega-6 fatty acids that are super good for your bod ( metabolism, hair, nails, skin, etc ). Read more here.

Berries: Fiber! Natural Sugars! Good Carbs! Fruit is the most perfect food.


I can honestly say that good oatmeal is one of those foods that I undervalue until I’m eating it.

Like Oreos. Does anyone else forget how much they love Oreos until you are eating Oreos? That happens to me every time.

Though I do wish oatmeal tasted like Oreos, this recipe that I use for a solid bowl of oats is so so so yum. Plus: it makes you feel good in the morning, right-off-the-bat, which is extremely important to me, especially as of late.

I cannot make it through my normal day of classes, work, studying, answering infinite e-mails, taking care of my dog, taking care of myself, maintaining my sanity, etc, etc, etc. without the proper fuel. This oatmeal recipe is like superpower in a bowl.

It’s fiber, protein, good carbs, & omegas in a bowl ( i.e. ENERGY ), to be exact.

Oh ALSO, I have a special little deal for y’all! I just so happen to know where you can get your hands on a FREE sample of Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener so you can make this exact recipe for yourself. Learn more here. If you’d like to locate my fav new natural sweetener at a store near you, you can use the store locator here

Actually, I’m kind of craving a big bowl of this right meow. This always happens to me when I’m writing a food blog post. Ugh.

Find more healthy recipes like this in my Recipe Index!

Later, lovers.


OATMEAL WITH HEMPThis post is brought to you by Zing Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener and Her Campus Media.


3 Responses
  • Kay Mo
    10 . 11 . 2015

    Your blog is perfect. Seriously can’t get enough of it!

    • payton@hustleandhalcyon.com
      10 . 11 . 2015

      Thank you beebus! That means A LOT coming from another blogger!

      much love! xx