Extreme Oatmeal

September 3

This “Oh so nutritious!” breakfast will lower your cholesterol and give you the boost you need to get your day off to a good start. With all that you have to accomplish today, you need to begin with a healthy and delicious dish of hot oatmeal.

Add fruit or juice, but still go easy on the amount of sugar you consume. Every meal should include a protein. You can add lean meat, about an ounce or two ounces, or you can add nuts and low fat milk for added protein.

To sweeten it, add cinnamon or Stevia, a natural sweetener with no calories.

2 cups water
1 pinch salt
1 cup regular oats, not instant
1/3 cup oat bran

1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil.
2. Stir in the oats and oat bran.
3. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low.
4. Cook uncovered, stirring regularly for about 5 minutes.

Health Benefits:
Oats and oat bran are proven to lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar. Oats may also help to protect against colon cancer and heart disease. Oats are a good source of fiber which aids in weight loss. Fiber helps to promote regular bowel movements and allows sugar to be released and absorbed more slowly by the body.

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2 Comments

  1. I make extreme oatmeal frequently, however I add Red River cereal, to the mix. Three whole grains, water, salt and LOTS of Cinnamon. I make a big batch and portion into 1cup zip lock bags. It lasts in the refrigerator for about a week; re-heat in the Microwave when ready to eat. Sugar free jam, or Walden Farms, sugar/calorie free maple syrup is a nice add, however it is tasty on its own.

  2. 1727GB on 02/19/2011 at 10:03 pm
  3. This is an awesome recipe, oatmeal helps me recover after my cardion in the mornings. Nothing like it, the added bran is a great idea.

  4. Amb on 04/04/2011 at 6:25 pm