Consider this super oatmeal recipe as a great start to your day. Not only delicious and creamy, but it can help you fight heart disease and inflammation. Oatmeal is a great source of soluble fiber, peanut butter a great source of mono-unsaturated fat, and 100% cocoa is a great source of antioxidants called polyphenols. Both soluble fiber and mono-unsaturated fat have been shown to lower the bad cholesterol called LDL, and polyphenol are plant based nutrients that have anti-inflammatory properties. Healthy eating that tastes good. Win-win!
1/2 Cup Dry Oatmeal (160 calories)
1 Tbspn Natural Peanut Butter (90 calories)
1 Tbspn 100% Cocoa (20 calories)
Roughly 270 calories; 35-40 carbohydrates
Directions: Microwave or slow cook oatmeal and water. Usually takes 2-3 mins. Once cooked, thoroughly mix in a tablespoon of natural peanut butter and 100% cocoa.