Start Your Day Right Oatmeal

Updated: Jun 8

Start your day with this heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering, energy-giving breakfast! If you really want to make your blood vessels happy serve it with a side of steamed greens!

Start Your Day Right Oatmeal

1/2 cup rolled oats (see note)

3/4 cup water

1 ripe banana, peeled

1/2 blueberries (fresh or frozen and thawed) (see note)

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (or to taste)

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

a pinch of green matcha powder (also called ground green tea powder), optional

Combine oats and water in a bowl and microwave 2 minutes (or cook in a pan on the stove over medium-high heat until water is absorbed). While oatmeal is cooking, mash the banana. Top oatmeal with mashed banana and all other ingredients, stir and enjoy!


  • I actually prefer steel cut oats but they take longer to cook. Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a small pan. Add 1/4 cup steel cut oats, reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 20-25 minutes or until water is absorbed and oats are tender.

  • I think the blueberries make this taste like a blueberry muffin, but any other berry or fruit is also delicious. Try strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, chopped apples, chunks of mango, peaches, or pineapple or a combination of any berries and fruit.

  • Green matcha powder can usually be found with the teas in at the grocery store.

  • If you don't have a deep bowl, I really like these bowls. They work well for this oatmeal, a serving of my big salad, and all kinds of bowl meals like this sweet potato bowl.

A side of steamed greens compliments this heart healthy breakfast. Greens will help widen your blood vessels.

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Alexandra (Sandy) Newman 

Pittsburgh, PA and Houston, TX

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