Sunday, May 17, 2009

Breakfast #2....Jazzed Up Oatmeal

I love oatmeal. Not plain, ordinary, white oatmeal, but blue, nutty, or fruity oatmeal. Oatmeal is extremely versatile and takes on the flavor of whatever you add to it. This is why I love it. Several of my following posts will probably be about oatmeal, so get ready to boil some oats and and some zest and zing.

This morning I had oatmeal with ground-up nuts. This simple combination tastes amazingly great. The omega 3's from the nuts and the fiber from the oatmeal provides a great, nutritious way to start your day.

Simply toss in a few tablespoons of varied raw nuts into a coffee or spice grinder and finely grind. Try a tablespoon of walnuts, a tablespoon of pumpkin seeds, and a tablespoon of almonds. Mix the nuts right into the pan containing a two-serving portion of oatmeal (one cup dry oats), or generously sprinkle the nuts on top of each bowl. Add salt to taste.

Add a piece of fruit to round out the meal. Choose whatever you're in the mood for and will naturally satisfy your sweet tooth. I chose cantaloupe. Enjoy.

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