Posts filed under ‘Oats’

Oatmeal Embellished

I have delightful early memories of my mom making big batches of oatmeal for all five of her children. Maybe that’s why I love it so. Besides having happy memories, oatmeal has many wonderful qualities:

  • With a low glycemic index oatmeal is assimilated slowly, keeping sugar levels stable.
  • Oatmeal is thought to increase milk levels for breastfeeding mothers.
  • Insoluble fiber’s cancer-fighting properties are due to the fact that it attacks certain bile acids, reducing their toxicity.
  • Oats are a good source of many nutrients including vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, manganese and magnesium. Oats are also a good source of protein.
  • Lowers cholesterol

There are so many ways to prepare your bowl of oatmeal…but my favorite way is to turn it into a “power breakfast” with lots of embellishments. Oatmeal has never tasted so good! Here is the buffet of deliciousness that I put out for toppings…and yes, I add ALL of them!

  • Walnuts
  • Raisins
  • Ground flax seeds
  • Wheat germ
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Agave nectar
  • Almond milk
  • Hemp seeds

I used to put brown sugar on top…but realized that I was completely wrecking the nutritional value by putting that on. Brown sugar is just white processed sugar that has been colored brown…don’t be deceived 🙂 Agave or stevia are much better choices. Of course, no sweetener would be even better…and by adding bananas, you can do that. They’re so sweet! Adding all of these nutritional powerhouses turn your regular ‘ol oatmeal into an amazing treat!

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February 2, 2008 at 6:07 pm 13 comments







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Words to Eat By

"It is easier to change a man's religion than to change his diet." -Margaret Mead

"I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol lowering drugs for the rest of their lives." - Dean Ornish, MD

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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