BANANA, FLAX SEED, (HONEY), OATMEAL
Here’s a recipe for a delicious, crunchy, sweet breakfast that you can enjoy every day to take good care of yourself!
Certified oatmeal will contain just oatmeal. It will be one of the cheapest ‘cereals’ on the shelf. You are supposed to prepare it by immersing it in boiling (almond) milk or water for 10 minutes, covered. In this way, nutrients from oatmeal can be better absorbed by your body. I prepare it with almond milk because I like the flavor; you can prepare it with water for even less calories.
Add a spoonfull of crushed flax seed (nutrients from crushed flax seed are much better absorbed by your body than from whole flux seed) to the oatmeal when it’s cooked. Peel a banana and use the same spoon to slice off pieces of the banana into your oatmeal. Use a small or medium size banana, because a whole big one might be a bit much (unless you are a true banana lover). For more tips on great additions to your morning cereal, click here.
Mmmmmm – that looks delicious! I’m a big fan of oatmeal, but I’ve never put banana in it – it’s a revelation!
I’m glad you like it! And if you’d like me to come up with healthy variations on other recipes, just let me know!
When I was a student, I used to eat oatmeal a lot, for breakfast (I think), or lunch perhaps. After cooking the oatmeal in milk or water, I would stir in a diced apple, with some raisins for sweetness, and leave it to swell for a few minutes as you describe. It was really good, and nutricious. It also made me eat my apple-a-day for health.
your comment is now an official recipe on Ana’s Bananas: http://bananasanas.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/apple-cinnamon-raisin-oatmeal/ ! Thank you, Ingrid. 😉