“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.