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We’ve all heard it “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  It’s true.  Eating a quality breakfast is vital to give your body the nutrients, vitamins, and energy it needs to perform optimally throughout your crazy day.  But what to eat?  The search is over my friends!  Oatmeal. Here's a few reasons:

1. Oatmeal is incredibly high in fiber which helps to keep you fuller longer.  Not that lethargic full either, but a content I’m ready to attack the day kind of full. 

2. High fiber foods can benefit your cholesterol levels! The soluble fiber in oatmeal helps to reduce the body’s absorption of bad cholesterols. 

3. Oatmeal is cheap man! Where else can you eat breakfast that has everything your body needs to be a champ for $.40 per serving!?

4. Oatmeal on it’s own is super health beneficial, but it’s also easy to make it even healthier.  I like to add a handful of this fruit blend to get a lot of antioxidants into my system first thing!

Head on down to your local Trader Joes and pick up some Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats!  If you don’t live near a trader joes you can find steel cut oats at your local grocery store.  I prefer the quick cooking ones because it cuts your cook time down from 30 minutes to about 6.  Who’s got 30 minutes in the morning let alone 6?  Everyone’s running out the door as soon as their eye lids open.  Jumping over your kids, trying to catch the bus or just beat the worst traffic of your life… no one has an extra 30 minutes.  Stick to the quick cooking ones.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats

1 cup water

1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I prefer Almond Milk)

Handful of fruit/seeds 

Scoop 1/2 cup of oats into a small sauce pot and cover with 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup of non-dairy milk. Simmer for 6 minutes, pour into a bowl and add your favorite fruit or the antioxidant fruit blend I mentioned earlier.  Walnuts, almonds, or pecans would be great here as well!  It’s that simple.  You’ve just made one of the healthiest choices to start your day!  Good luck with the rest of it :)

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