Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Yummy, nutritious oatmeal in a bowl....

This recipe is easy-peasy. I make it nearly every day for breakfast. You will use regular (not quick cook) oats- I like organic. Pour the desired amount into a bowl. Add water until the oatmeal is saturated but not in a pool of water. Quick cook in the micro for a minute and a half OR follow directions on the oatmeal box.

Upon pulling out your bowl of steamy oats, add EITHER a tablespoon of raw organic honey OR brown sugar (your choice). Then top with healthy delicious add ons. The picture above was my breakfast this morning and included:

-unsweetened, raw coconut meat (you can buy this in a package in a health food store or crack your own coconut, which takes a little more time :) )

Other add ons I love are :

-crushed raw pumpkin seeds
-raw sunflower seeds
-apples cut up into small chunks
-cut up figs

I always add a *milk* of some sort. The creme de la creme of course is cream, but I'm watching my cholesterol (oatmeal is good for that, by the way!) so I use 2% milk instead. Other delicious options include coconut milk (yum!) or almond milk.

Now, for the health benefits!

Seven amazing benefits of oatmeal can be found HERE. 

Health benefits of raw honey are HERE. 

almonds, pecans and walnuts: 

These have protein, are high in healthy fats which can help lower cholesterol, and contain fiber and very important minerals like potassium, which regulates blood pressure. 

pumpkin seeds: 

coconut: (hang on to your hats because this list is a doozy!)

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