March 2, 2009
MMMM. Oatmeal.


There are few breakfasts I like better than a hot bowl of oatmeal topped with fresh fruit or dried cranberries. And I'm not talking about the instant kind that comes out of a paper packet.

Jamba Juice is introducing oatmeal to augment its line of juices and smoothies, and will be selling it for $1 during the month of March (it will normally cost $2.95). Simply download the coupon for a bowl of organic steel-cut oats topped with brown sugar and fruit.

Or, make your own! Here's a simple recipe from RecipeZaar that produces a breakfast with almost 5 grams of fiber and more than 7 grams of protein.

Irish steel-cut oatmeal
Serves 4

4 cups of boiling water
1 cup steel cut oats
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
milk (optional)
honey or brown sugar
1 tablespoon nuts
1/2 banana, sliced

Pour the cinnamon and oats into boiling water and stir until it begins to thicken.
Lower the heat until it begins to simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Do not overcook the oats.
Add the remaining ingredients and serve.

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