Thursday, February 17, 2011

Oatmeal with Almonds and Dried Cherries

Try this for breakfast, a bowl full of delicious antioxidants, complex carbohydrates, omega 3 fatty acids, and lean protein. Feel your health blossom with every bite! Another great recipe from PositScience.

Oatmeal is always a good choice for breakfast, brunch or anytime you need a warm bowl of health "comfort food". Avoid loading it up with refined sugars by adding fruit, fresh or dried, or honey to sweeten it up.

3 1/2 cups lowfat or skim milk

1 teas cinnamon

2 cups oats (no quick oats)

1 cup dried unsweetened cherries, cranberries, blueberries, or raisins

2/3 cup slivered almonds

maple syrup or honey to taste

Heat milk and cinnamon in a saucepan just until boiling. Add oats and cook, stirring, over medium heat until it reaches the desired consistency, about 5 minutes. Add fruit and stir. Turn off heat, cover and let set for 5 minutes. Spoon into serving bowls and top with almonds. Drizzle with maple syrup or honey to taste.

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