Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Oatmeal - Breakfast on "O" Day


Well it's breakfast on "O" day and I'm using OATS

I made Oatmeal. The blueberries and orange zest in this oatmeal, gives it a very fresh and delicious flavour with the blueberries bursting in your mouth after each bite. Not your typical bowl of oatmeal. Yummy!


Servings: 2

Ingredients

1 1/3 cup water
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp honey
2/3 cups of quick oats, rolled oats or oatmeal
1/3 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 tsp grated orange zest
1/2 cup milk



Directions

1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium size saucepan. Add the salt, cinnamon, honey and oatmeal. Reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for five minutes or until most of the water has been absorbed.

2. Add the blueberries, orange zest and milk. Bring to a simmer, and simmer five more minutes or until the oatmeal is thick and creamy and the blueberries have begun to pop.

3. Turn off heat, cover and and let stand for five minutes, then serve.

Enjoy!



OATS

Oats are a hardy cereal grain and a perfect way to start your day, especially if you're dealing with heart disease or diabetes. The special fiber in oats has a beneficial effect on cholesterol levels. 

Antioxidant compounds in oats help prevent free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol (the good kind). 

Eating a serving of whole grains, such as oats, at least 6 times each week is an especially good idea for postmenopausal women with high cholesterol, high blood pressure or other signs of cardiovascular disease. 

The fiber, beta-glucan, in oats significantly enhances the immune system's response to bacterial infection, by helping the neutrophils navigate to the site of an infection more quickly and eliminate the bacteria they find there. 

Among being great for the heart, immune system, and diabetes, it also significantly reduces woman's risk of getting breast cancer. 

Oats, unprocessed and dry
(1/4 cup)

Manganese  96 %
Molybdenum  64.1 %
Phosphorus  29.1 %
Copper  26.6 %
Biotin  26 %
Vitamin B1  25 %
Magnesium  17.2 %
Fiber  16.5 %
Chromium  15.3 %
Zinc  14 %
Protein  13.1 %


Have you been enjoying oats?

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