Friday, January 29, 2010

Oatmeal with Honey & Blueberries

Oatmeal always seems to make it's way back into my morning breakfast ritual among the Winter months.  There is just something about a warm bowl of oatmeal that screams "comfort".  Oats are low on the Glycemic Index, which means they keep you feeling fuller longer, reduce the risk of heart disease and improve blood cholesterol levels, just to name a few.  It's low in fat and high in fiber and protein!


1/3 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1 cup water, skim milk or soy milk
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (or any berry you like)
1 tsp. honey


1.  Pour water on the oats in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for 1 minute.
2.  Stir oatmeal and add blueberries and honey.
3.  Let stand for a minute to thicken


I like using blueberries because 1/2 cup holds 1.5g of fiber and they are extremely rich in antioxidants.  
**You can add cinnamon, jam and nuts to your oatmeal for variety!


  1. I use real maple syrup instead of honey. I was a little hesitant at first, but it's fantastic!

  2. Mmmm, good idea! I think that would be good too! It really helps add some flavour to otherwise flavourless oatmeal!