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Not Just Plain Oats

Oatmeal may appear to be just a bowl of warm carbs, but “oh contraire!” While oats certainly do contain carbohydrates, they’re a little more complex than that. (aahh, how’s that for a pun!)

Anyway. Unlike simple carbs like refined sugar and white flour, oatmeal is full of fiber and digested slower which means two very good things. One…it makes you feel full longer, perfect for those trying to lose weight, and two…it won’t raise your blood sugar levels as much as quickly, making it a good choice for diabetics.  My favorite reason for eating oats in the morning, they go great with an array of toppings.

I went all the way with this morning’s oatmeal recipe. It was so good. Even the All-Star, an old lover of crappy instant packaged oatmeal, filled with sugar and dehydrated fruits, wished for seconds. Houston, we’ve made contact!

So this recipe was inspired by a can of pumpkin that’s been sitting in my cubbard since we moved in.

Just a couple tablespoons…

Organic Pumpkin

Some blueberries I picked up yesterday, which aren’t local but are SO good…

blueberries

A touch of vanilla extract, some crushed walnuts, coconut flakes and voila…

pumpkin and blueberry oatmeal

sprinkled with cinnamon…Breakfast deliciousness!

blueberry and pumpkin oatmeal

What’s favorite addition to oatmeal?

Laura