Hello Dear Reader-
My husband and I eat oatmeal just about every morning for breakfast and there are a variety of reasons we love doing so. They are a simple-to-prepare, low-fat, breakfast option whether using rolled oats, served cold and uncooked with plant-based milk, or steel-cut oats, boiled and then simmered in water for twenty minutes. Either way, they are delicious with the addition of cinnamon, ground flax seeds and fresh or frozen fruit or a whole assortment of other toppings like those pictured below (fresh fruit, raisins, maple syrup, nuts and cocoa powder and coconut flakes):
There are a variety of other reasons we?love to eat oats frequently. Oatmeal:
- promotes heart health, as it helps to lower cholesterol
- aids in decreasing inflammation
- contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients
- is rich in dietary fiber (estimates are that only 3% of US population consumes enough dietary fiber)
- tends to make us feel full faster and for longer periods of time – potentially helping with weight control
Below is a recipe for a very simple Two-Minute Oatmeal Bowl. Be warned, it’s pretty addictive. To view the preparation of this recipe, watch my You Tube video.
Two-Minute Oatmeal Bowl: Cold Rolled Oats with Sliced Bananas
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp ground flax seed
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup non-dairy milk (e.g. almond, cashew, rice or soy)
- 1 sliced banana*
- In a cereal bowl, mix together the oats, ground flax seed and cinnamon.
- Add the non-dairy milk and stir to combine.
- Add sliced banana and/or your toppings of choice.
- Eat immediately or let sit for a few moments to allow the oats to moisten.