Tuesday, June 26, 2012

High Fiber Fruity Oatmeal




Just by adding healthy fruits and nuts to oatmeal you can increase the fiber to 8.7 grams per serving.

This is a recipe from the famous Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D. He calls it, Blue Apple-Nut Oatmeal, found in his book, Eat To Live. But I think because it is so high in fiber, it needs to be in the name. So I'm calling my version, High Fiber Fruity Oatmeal.

High Fiber Fruity Oatmeal                This Recipe serves 2
1 2/3 cups water
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
2 Tbsp dried currants or cranberries
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 banana, sliced
1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped 
2 Tbsp chopped walnuts or pecans

In a medium saucepan, combine water, cinnamon, oats, and currants or cranberries.
Simmer until the oatmeal is creamy. Add blueberries and banana. Cook for 5 minutes stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and add in the apples and nuts. Mix well. 
Serve immediately.  And yes, it's blue! I guess that's why Dr. Fuhrman calls it, Blue Apple-Nut Oatmeal.

If you count weight watcher points add 7 points for each serving.

I think this recipe could even be made in larger portions and reheated to save time in the morning. It could also be considered a healthy snack to refuel in the afternoon.  I have eaten this recipe cold as a snack as well. It's a great way to fuel up before a workout too!

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