It was quite a heart healthy kind of morning for yours truly. Already my heart was skipping and in a joyful mood from my morning workout. Thus, I wanted to keep same going. With endorphins kicking, I made my way to my kitchenette poured some old-fashioned oatmeal in a small stockpot along with some whole milk. To that I added a generous sprinkle of cinnamon, a few raisins for added fiber, and a splash of vanilla.

I love oatmeal because it keeps me satiated for hours. Moreover, based on studies, this whole grain is excellent for good heart health. In addition, a sprinkle of cinnamon is ideal to keep my blood sugar balance. With these health reasons in mind I simmered oatmeal on low heat until it came to the right consistency I needed. This was then sweetened with a teaspoon of dark sugar bearing in mind that the raisins also provided added sugar.

I further gained more heart health by topping with a sprinkle of powdered flax seeds. Also, I added  toppings of blue berries and strawberries. To say that I was happy is an understatement; I was over the moon.

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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