Thursday, June 17, 2010


Plagued by a burbly stomach this morning, I traded my usual blended greens for a bowl of steel cut oats loaded with antioxidant-rich fruits. The dense, buttery grains and burst of warm berries showed my cranky stomach who's boss.

You can smile if you're trying to cut back on added sugars, because this oatmeal has zero grams.

Speaking of added sugars and antioxidants, I saw some Jelly Belly "Superfruit Mix" jelly beans for sale yesterday and I punched the bag right off the stand. Not really, but how appalling! Jelly beans have never been and will never be a healthy food, no matter how much pomegranate extract manufacturers inject into them. Honk if you'd rather have a real pomegranate.

7-Ingredient Antioxidant Oatmeal
Total Kitchen Time: 15 min. Serves 1.

1/3 cup steel cut oats
1 Tbls. butter or unrefined coconut oil
small handful sliced strawberries
small handful blueberries
small handful blackberries
small handful chopped walnuts
small handful raisins

Free Spice Blend
1/2 tsp cinnamon
sprinkle of nutmeg (optional)

Simmer oats on med-low heat 10-15 minutes, covered, with two and a half times the water.

Meanwhile combine berries, butter, walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg in a serving bowl.

When oats are soft but still slightly chewy, spoon into serving bowl and stir until butter is melted.

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