My stomach and I are still in a very happy, warm, and satisfying place. Thanks to my old-fashioned oatmeal and berries. I see an awesome day ahead.


Call me what you wish. When dark clouds cascade the skies and there’s a threat of rain, I think of food. So, despite the gloomy forecast for the day, I laced up my walking shoes and managed to  break a sweat on my jogging trail.

As I dodged raindrops, I smiled. One major thing was on my mind. It was a healthy and wholesome stack of pancakes. When I got back to base, I fired up my skillet and made a free-flow batter with these ingredients:

  • whole wheat flour/sprinkle of all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • old-fashioned oats
  • leftover roasted pumpkin
  • over ripened banana
  • powdered ginger
  • cinnamon
  • brown sugar
  • melted butter
  • olive oil
  • a sprinkle of salt
  • dollop of sour cream
  • splash of vanilla
  • egg

Topped my pancakes with some fresh blueberries in a circle. With the drizzle of a little light syrup, my golden cakes were ready to be devoured. They were like sunshine on my cloudy and precipitous day.





I can never grow tired of my old-fashioned oats. It’s one of my favorites to jump-start my day. I combined milk and water and a generous sprinkle of cinnamon and slowly brought oatmeal to a simmer under low heat.

After it reached a thick consistency, I sweetened with a little brown sugar. Topped off my oatmeal with some sweet/tart blueberries which are packed with amazing fibers and antioxidants they say. Also, I had to get those potassium-filled sliced bananas. They brought such balance to my satisfying dish. With a little added sprinkle of cinnamon on top, my heart-healthy dish was done.

I was super-happy and satiated.


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.