It was in a heart beat that I whipped up this healthy breakfast. I love oatmeal because of its whole grain properties that help to stave off the hungry pangs for an extended time. Moreover, I often try to select the coarser type (old-fashioned) over the quick and easy version as it gives a beautiful ‘bite’ to each spoon-full.

In a stockpot, 2% milk was added along with oatmeal, splash of vanilla, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. In addition, I tossed in a few raisins which gave my warm cereal an extra layer of sweetness and fiber. This was simmered on low heat for approximately eight minutes; stirring at interval to prevent sticking. When the right consistency was had, oatmeal was sweetened with a little sprinkle of brown sugar and a generous amount of cinnamon, my oatmeal was ‘kicking’.

I couldn’t complete same without the beautiful and fiber filled berries. Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are still fixtures in the marketplace. So, I took the liberty to top my heart-healthy oatmeal with nature’s bounties. After consumption, my heart and palate were in a very happy mood.

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