Summer Vacation Oatmeal

Hot cereal is not just for the fall and winter anymore! Quick and easy to make, whole oats offer health benefits from fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Adding other unprocessed ingredients like ground flaxseeds for omega-3 fatty acids and fiber as well as a small portion of almonds or pecans balances the carbohydrate content with healthful protein and fat sources. Feel free to add whichever other ingredients you favor to create your optimal, healthy breakfast or snack – even in the warmer months. 

½ cup whole rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup milk of your choice (unsweetened almond, soy, rice, cow)
1 small, very ripe banana
1 Tablespoon ground flaxseeds
1 Tablespoon dried, unsweetened coconut flakes
1 teaspoon pure organic vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon or cardamom
2 Tablespoons crushed almonds or pecans
1-2 teaspoons of honey or maple syrup if desired for flavor

Combine oats and milk in a medium saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Use a fork or masher to blend in the banana as the oats cook. Bring the saucepan to a light boil, then simmer for 2-3 minutes until mixture becomes thick. Add remaining ingredients and enjoy hot. 

B vitamins
Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid)

About Grace O

Grace O has been cooking and baking professionally and recreationally all of her adult life. As a child in Southeast Asia, she learned the culinary arts by her mother’s side in her family’s cooking school. She became so well versed in hospitality and the culinary arts, she eventually took over the cooking school and opened three restaurants. She is widely credited with popularizing shrimp on sugar-cane skewers and being one of the first culinarians to make tapas a global trend. She has cooked for ruling families and royalty. Grace O’s move to America precipitated a career in healthcare, inspired by her father, who was a physician. Twenty years and much hard work later, she operates skilled nursing facilities in California. Grace O strives to create flavorful food using the finest ingredients that ultimately lead to good health. Her recipes, although low in saturated fat, salt, and sugar, are high in flavor. Grace employs spices from all over the world to enliven her dishes, creating food that is different and delicious. She believes that food can be just as effective at fighting aging as the most expensive skin creams. And since she’s over 50 herself, she’s living proof of that.
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