2 new posts in 12 hours?! Unreal. I was so excited to share with you this morning, so here I am.
The past few days I’ve been loving a hot bowl of oat bran, covered with fruit, peanut butter, and honey. Did you know oat bran was good for you heart? I’m sure you did. But I’m going to tell you anyways, I mean, this is my blog.
This sweet heart bowl (Thank you Aunt Kathy!) contains soluble fiber, which your heart likes, because it lowers your LDL (bad) cholesterol. Some other good things about oat bran? It has 7 grams of protein for each cup of cooked oat bran, almost 6 grams of fiber (compared to 4g for oatmeal). I eat oatmeal all the time too, but sometimes I just like to switch it up! It’s also filled with minerals like iron, magnesium and phosphorus. It’s also good for your heart because it has the vitamin thiamin, also known as B1, which is necessary for your heart and nerves to function properly.
Oat Bran with Fruit, Honey, and Peanut Butter
- 1/4 cup dry oat bran
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 tsp chia seeds or flax seeds (optional)
- dash of salt
- few shakes cinnamon
- little glug of vanilla extract
- 1/2 banana
- berries (fresh or frozen, I defrosted my frozen berries)
- peanut Butter-love me some crunchy PB in this!
In a small saucepan, place the oat bran, water, chia seeds, and salt. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until water is absorbed and it it is creamy looking (about 5-7 minutes). Add in as much cinnamon and vanilla you like, stir and pour into bowl. Place a spoonful of peanut butter on there, watch it melt and get hungry, add fruit, and drizzle with honey. Enjoy!
I recommend it with a side of this:
REALLY good for your heart.
Titus 3: 4-7 “But then God our Savior showed us his kindness and love. He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us a new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us because of what Jesus Christ our Savior did. He declared us not guilty because of his great kindness. And now we know that we will inherit eternal life.”
P.S. You guys are so quiet, but would you pipe in with something? 🙂 Would you like to read more posts like this? A little bit of health knowledge thrown in the mix? Smaller, more frequent posts? I’m all ears.