Thursday, October 16, 2008

Super breakfast

For the past year or so, Julie and I have been eating a healthy, tasty breakfast every morning. I give it credit for dropping my cholesterol by 60 points. The super breakfast is oatmeal, but not just any oatmeal.
  • 1/4 cup McCann's Quick Cooking Irish Oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon Splenda brown sugar
  • Lots of cinnamon (I give it a good 5-10 shakes)
  • 1/2 cup milk (we have been using Silk, a soy milk)
Nuke all this in the microwave for 4 minutes at power 6. Then throw in some fruit. We prefer raspberries. When they aren't in season, we buy bags of frozen ones and just keep some in the fridge. If you use dried fruit like raisins or cranberries, put them in before cooking.

The oatmeal and cinnamon are both great for cholesterol. The walnuts and flax seed have Omega 3s. The flax seed lowers the glycemic index, so you don't get a carb sugar spike. Fruit is always good for you. On top of all this, it tastes great. We thought it was a winter only thing, but we eat it year round. Yeah oatmeal!
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