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Our Daily Breakfast: “The Oatmeal”

Every time we want to loose some weight I make oatmeal for breakfast everyday for weeks! I know it sounds delirious, but it works and we love it so much that we have to have it every day! Plus, it is high in fibers, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals that help lower the risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and even some cancers.

This is a healthy and complete breakfast dish that will help you loose weight and will never leave you hungry because the amount fibers it has will satisfy you for hours. Sounds amazing right!?

By the way, this oatmeal is easy to make and you don’t even have to cook it! I got the idea from a recipe shared by Joan, a wonderful nurse who volunteers as one of the lifestyle coaches at Creation Health in Florida Hospital Flagler, a program my husband and I volunteer coaching in as well.  She showed us how to make an oatmeal that didn’t need to be cooked, could be eaten cold and that is not slimy (a “plus” for me). I changed the recipe a little by trying different fruits and milks until I came up with our absolute favorites! I named them: “Coconut Please”, “The Monkey”, “Berries”, and “Kiwapple”.

What you need to know are 2 basic steps.

STEP 1: Leave the oats and the rest of the ingredients on step 1 (they will vary depending on the oatmeal) soaking overnight in the milk (or juice in the case of the “We’re out of Milk oatmeal”)

STEP 2: In the morning, wash, cut and add the fresh fruits.

Basic Ingredients (so you know what to buy): Old Fashion Oats (whole wheat better), Coconut Milk or Almond Milk, Raisins or dried Cranberries , Shredded Coconut, Vanilla extract, Fruits (blueberries, strawberries, bananas, apples, mango, etc.)  

1

“COCONUT PLEASE” OATMEAL

MY FAVORITE!

Ingredients (for 2 portions)

For STEP 1

  • ¾ of a cup of Old Fashion Oats
  • About 1 cup of Pure Coconut Milk (I use Silk®)
  • 2 tbsp. of raisins
  • 2 tbsp. of shredded coconut

For STEP 2

  • About ¾ of a cup of blueberries
  • ½ a mango
  • 1 apple (I prefer to peel it because of the texture, but if you get more nutrients by not peeling it)

Just follow the STEP 1 and 2!

2

“BERRIES” OATMEAL

For the “berry” lovers!

Ingredients (for 2 portions)

For STEP 1

  • ¾ of a cup of Old Fashion Oats
  • About 1 cup of Almond Milk (I use Silk®)
  • 2 tbsp. of dried cranberries (to make it more berry!)
  • 2 tbsp. of shredded coconut

For STEP 2

  • About ¾ of a cup of blueberries
  • 5 or 6 strawberries
  • 1 apple

Just follow the STEP 1 and 2!

3

“THE MONKEY” OATMEAL

MY HUBBY’S FAVORITE!

Ingredients (for 2 portions)

For STEP 1

  • ¾ of a cup of Old Fashion Oats
  • About 1 cup of Almond Milk (I use Silk®)
  • 2 tbsp. of raisins
  • 2 tbsp. of shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract

For STEP 2

  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple (again, peeling the apple its totally up to you)
  • 5 or 6 strawberries

Just follow the STEP 1 and STEP 2!

4

 “KIWAPPLE” OATMEAL

For those who forgot to buy milk!

Ingredients (for 2 portions)

For STEP 1

  • ¾ of a cup of Old Fashion Oats
  • ½ cup of 100% Orange Juice (I use Indian River®)
  • About ¼ cup of water
  • 2 tbsp. of raisins
  • The juice of a 8 oz. can of Pineapple Tidbits

For STEP 2

  • 8 oz. of Pineapple Tidbits
  • 1 Kiwi
  • 1 Peach

Just follow the STEP 1 and  2!

You can try your own versions, add cinnamon, use cranberries instead of raisins or use both, mix and match fruits, use Soy milk or other veggie milks, add nuts, coconut cream! Just watch out on how much more calories you add to it! Enjoy!

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