Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Last day... - (Oatmeal dressed up with Fruit - Recipe)

Hello Everyone!
I just can't believe it is already the last day of this month! We have already gone through the first month of this year! (If you have not commented on my give away you can still do so by clicking here till Thursday - midnight!)

Have you ever wondered what some of your favorite bloggers eat in the morning?
Have you ever wondered if they run out the door with only coffee or a piece of toast...
Or if they just rush out with half a grapefruit maybe?
Well... I have!

This is what I love to have in the morning...
My Tyishia (13) and I crave this if we don't have it...
And even Keturah (2) seems so like it.

Oatmeal dressed up with Fruit all over...

Want to know how we get it to look this good? 
And get the recipe too? 

These are Steel cut Oats.
We cook it first of course... (2 cups of oats with 4 cups of water)
When it boils we lower the flame to simmer, when almost all the water is absorbed we turn the stove off.

We add a little butter, coconut milk, and our fruits of choice (or whatever fruit is available).

You can add some coconut sugar, or Agave or Honey to taste.
(We prefer not to use white Chrystal Sugar anymore)

You can choose all kinds of fruit.
We cook most of the time way too much oatmeal so that we have some left for other days of the week.
And it helps when you know you have to head out early and you don't have time to fix it the same morning.
Just open the container add your fruit and  a good cup of Tea and Voila!

Try to picture this without the fruit...
(I'll spare you the picture...)
Doesn't this look a lot better?
More "Springy"

Tyishia and I especially like it since we suffer from skin issues. (Acne and Eczema).
So does Keturah, but I am sure she does not know why she eats it other than that she likes it.
But did you know it is also very good (money wise) to lower your cholesterol?
You may not want to think of cholesterol as being something you want to think about... and you may even think oh well... mine is not really that high.
But, if you ever have to deal with insurances, as in a health or life insurance and you have to have your blood drawn. Having too high of a cholesterol level can raise your monthly premiums.

Did you know?
Steel cut oats are better for you...
They don't go through the harsh processing as instant oats or even the Quaker Oats.
Agave is a low glycemic index sweetener, so it is slowly absorbed into the body preventing spikes in blood sugar. If you are Hyper Glycemic (as I am) this is a great sugar (or syrup) substitute!

Okay it is time to share this with Shine Your Light!

(Don't forget to comment on my Give-away! You can do that by clicking here and here!)
Hugs to you!
Make it a great week! I mean it...



Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Looks like a great breakfast!

I didn't comment on your giveaway since i won your last one. I don't want to be greedy!

Tanja said...

Hey Sandy, wat goed van je dat het gelukt is, ik ga even rustig je mail vertalen want ik wil dit ook zo graag leren. Bedankt voor het laten weten en zie je wel dat je meer weet dan je dacht. Kanjer ;-)