Oatmeal Breakfast Ideas To Lower Cholesterol

Oatmeal Breakfast Ideas To Lower Cholesterol

“A bowl of oatmeal a day, keeps the doctor away”

That may not be an actual saying but it rings true nonetheless. Oatmeal is considered among the healthiest grains on earth. From providing the energy we need, to weight loss and for the purpose of this post, to lower bad cholesterol. So today I’ll be sharing my recommendations for oatmeal breakfast ideas to lower cholesterol.

This all started because I have been diagnosed with high LDL cholesterol so I have been researching different food and recipes that I could start eating to help me combat this bad cholesterol. So far, I’ve done a post on different green smoothies and I must say that they are awesome! So now it’s time for breakfast.

Why breakfast you might ask? Its only the most important meal of the day!

Did you know that having breakfast every morning can help lower your cholesterol? Check out the video below for more details.

So don’t take breakfast for granted another day.

Anyway, lets get into this week’s recipes!

1. Overnight Oatmeal

Yum, yum! Anyone who loves oatmeal will love this. Think about combining your favorite toppings in a mason jar of oats and leaving it in the refrigerator overnight. You can make this for work or school the next day.

2. Oatmeal Cookies 3 Ways

Cookies have never been healthier! These oatmeal breakfast treats are bound to be a hit in the mornings. Pack them in the lunch bag or have them with your green tea. These are a delight!

In case you’re wondering, like I was, “peanut butter? Isn’t that bad for cholesterol?” Turns out, no. Bad cholesterol only comes from animal products but while plant based products contains fat, these are not harmful to your heart. In fact, nut butters in general contains a lot of nutrients and no cholesterol!

3. Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

This is one of my personal favs! I start the day with a glass of banana oatmeal shake. Always a very quick and easy way to get the required nutrients that you need to start the day.

4. Cinnamon Banana Porridge

This recipe adds a bit of extra flavor to your bowl of morning oats. You can have our porridge (or oatmeal) plain if you want but if you like an additional bit of flavor (like me), you will love this.

5 DIY Wall Decor Ideas

Wall Hanging/decor

So my wife suggested that I do a post on diy decorations for the home and I thought, why not wall decor right. Wall decor is a fantastic way to add sophistication and character to any room. In this post, we will be looking 5 DIY Wall Decor Ideas to fit a small budget. Let’s get into it!

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1. Wall Art/Decor

Think about elegant wall art that can be made on things you may have around the house. This one is easy and you would have transformed the look and feel of your living room instantly. All you need are:

  • Picture frame (any size)
  • Scissors
  • Place mats
  • Clear tape
  • X-Acto Knife

2. Wall Decor with built-in Lighting Using Cardboard

Yes! Its made from cardboard! This diy wall decor idea is wonderful and like the others, so easy and you need only a few items to get this project completed.

3. Unique Wall Hanging

This wall art can be made from left over materials in the house. It can be used as wall decor above the bed or the couch and will certainly add some charm to your living area. The materials needed are:

  • Cardboard
  • Masking tape
  • Spray paint (silver and gold)
  • Plastic cover from packaging
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Acrylic transparent gems
  • Metallic lace

4. Diy Tree Wall Hanging

This wall hanging is perfect for the room of your child or maybe you would like it above your bed as well. But the best part is that you can make this with very little hassle. Items needed are:

  • Glitter Foam sheet (green )
  • Mount board (cardboard)
  • Glue
  • Acrylic color
  • Hook
  • LED Candles – Shop for this item

5. Paper Flower Wall Hanging

This one takes a little bit more work and patience than the others but the end product is simply splendid! Commit to the task and you will add an exquisite touch to your living area. Items required are:

  • News Paper
  • color bond paper/printer paper
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue

So, wall decor may not seem like a ‘must have’ for some folks but they add a lot of beauty to your rooms. The great thing is, these diy wall decor ideas are cheap to make. What do you have to lose. Try one and see how it turns out!

I hope you liked this week’s recommendations and have fun Doing It Yourself!

5 Smoothies to Lower Cholesterol

Smoothies to Lower Cholesterol

Smoothies are Life!

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Some time ago I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and man how it shocked me. So as a result, I decided to change my ways and change my life. I scoured the internet and found these 5 smoothies to lower cholesterol. They are very easy to make and very delicious. I certainly hope that you will love them.

Our diet is very critical when it comes to reducing our cholesterol. Therefore, we must change the way we eat if we hope to see any results.

That being said, let’s get into some recipes for smoothies to lower Cholesterol (LDL).

1. Daily Green Smoothie

This is perfect for you! It requires a small amount of each ingredient and is very easy to make. The measurements are not standard though but you can be generous with your serving.

Ingredients

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Celery
  • Pineapple
  • Apple
  • Lemon

2. Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

Excellent recipe here! She begins to speak about the recipe at the 2:35 mark but you can watch her intro if you want. Similar ingredients to the first video so it shouldn’t be a problem.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1tsp flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups of water or coconut water
  • (Optional) 1 Cup frozen pineapple
Blender

3. 5 Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes

The Domestic Geek makes excellent videos with clear instructions but not all would achieve our goal of lowering that LDL cholesterol. As such, we will focus on the green smoothies. Here is 5 of her choices and trust me, they’re good!

4. Avocado and Coconut Refresher Smoothie

Only 3 ingredients! This is so simple to make and very good for your heart. Not a lot of people believe coconut is good for your health because of the saturated fat content but studies have shown otherwise. So feel free to enjoy this healthy smoothie anytime.

Ingredients

  • Avocado
  • Mango
  • Coconut Milk

5. Avocado and Ripe Banana Smoothie

This recipe is excellent! Very tasty and healthy ingredients by Chef Ricardo. Big up man!

Ingredients

  • Avocado
  • Ripe bananas
  • Spinach
  • Honey
  • Water

I hope you found a smoothie recipe to lower cholesterol here and remember, your diet is only a part of the solution, you still need regular exercise. In addition those smoothies, you may also make Cucumber Juice or Cucumber Water and eat Oatmeal every day. Healthy eating paired with regular exercise and you will see fantastic results on next test.

5 DIY chairs on a budget

diy chair on a budget
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Have you ever looked at staged homes and wonder when you can get your home to look like that? I know I have. But the problem I face is the budget to accomplish this task. I like to create things on a budget that look professional. So here are our top 5 picks for DIY chairs on a budget that you can do with only few tools. From using old tires to pallets and crates, you will be sure to find something that suits your skills and budget perfectly.

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1. Sofa in 3 steps!

Ok, so this first video is in Spanish and hopefully some of my readers speak Spanish but if you don’t, just enable the caption on YouTube and you will have your English subtitles. Voilà! Anyway, language difficulties aside, this is a great build. It’s easy, doesn’t require many tools and with the finish of your choice, it could be placed inside or outside. Plus I like at the end where she shows the different finishes that can be applied. This is truly a diy chair on a budget!

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2. DIY Modern Outdoor Chair

So Glen has been an inspiration to me ever since I first laid eyes on his coffee table. I have watched most of the videos and trust me, this guy create really cool diy furniture. Here is a personal favorite of mine and I hope it is something you will find worth trying for an back porch or deck.

Items Needed? Glen normally gives a detailed list of the items he uses in his video descriptions. I recommend you take a look at his list.

3. DIY – modern outdoor chair

How has this project been so hidden on YoutTube? I think it’s an awesome looking chair, kinda too straight at the back for me but I’m sure there are plenty of folks who would love this. It is easy, requires little skill and not a lot tools. I think this one has great potential.

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4. DIY Outdoor Couch Built From 2x4s

This build is a another hidden gem in my opinion. The couch has an exquisite look and requires little skill to create. In addition, you don’t even have to make it that long. It is a perfect fit for the deck.

Items Needed? The link to the original plan is found in Megan’s video description. You can have a look there but I will also go ahead and list the items based on her video.

5. 10 DIY Furniture Ideas For Absolute Beginners

DIY chairs (and stools) on a budget indeed. This last video contains alot of builds. I usually don’t go for these types of videos because there is no narration from the builder, however, these projects are so simple that you don’t need a narrator to help you figure out how to create any one of these items for your home.

Items Needed? Well this depends on which item you plan to make. From a tire to a crate, its based on what the design you want to attempt.

So this concludes the first post from my blog. I hope you enjoyed our recommendations and I hope you will have fun doing DIY!