Oatmeal Provides a Stellar Source of Fiber
A bowl of oats is rich in carbs, so to make your morning meal more balanced, you can add toppings that are packed with protein and healthy fat.
“The soluble fiber in oats has been shown to decrease cholesterol. It acts like a Roto-Rooter to clear out cholesterol that may be building up in arterial walls,” explains Jessica Crandall Snyder, RDN, CEO of Vital RD in Centennial, Colorado.
Here’s an easy breakfast using oatmeal to make pancakes.
1/2 cup of oatmeal (blended to flour form)
1 banana (mashed)
A teaspoon of cinnamon
A teaspoon of honey or agave
1/4 cup of almond or oat milk Mix ingredients and cook over low heat with extra virgin olive oil.
Garnish with your choice of fruits.
I added avocado as my source of healthy fat.