Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Blue Apple-Nut Oatmeal Recipe

From His Book 'Eat to Live'

The Eat to Live oatmeal recipe was created by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, who is the author of the bestselling book Eat to Live.  This book is about eating nutrient dense foods in order to gain supreme health, which also results in weight loss and numerous health benefits.  The Eat to Live oatmeal recipe contains many nutrient dense foods, such as blueberries, a banana, an apple, and walnuts, which makes it a very healthy and delicious breakfast.  It's also a very simple recipe that's convenient and easy to make.

Brief Background of Eat to Live
Eat to Live is based on eating high nutrient foods at every meal, without counting calories, fats, carbohydrates, or protein.  Dr. Fuhrman has a health equation that is the foundation of his entire diet, which is H = N/C (Health = Nutrients/Calories).  This concept is what he calls the nutrient density of your diet.  The amount of nutrients you consume, which includes vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, is the most important aspect of your diet.  You can eat as much nutrient dense food as you like, which will leave you full and satisfied.  If you're interested in learning more about this diet, I strongly recommend reading Eat to Live (affiliate link), which also includes many great recipes.

Eat to Live Oatmeal Recipe
Dr. Fuhrman's oatmeal recipe includes a lot of fruit, along with some grains and nuts, which are considered healthy fats. It's very easy to make, and only takes about 5 minutes to cook, which can be a real time saver.  I used to make scrambled eggs for breakfast nearly every morning.  I always liked having a nice hot breakfast, however, it did take quite a bit of time to make.  I've found that making oatmeal saves a lot of time, and is also a lot healthier, because of all the high nutrient foods that can be added to it.

Blue Apple-Nut Oatmeal

Serves 2

1 1/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 tablespoons dried currants
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 banana, sliced
1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped or grated
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

In a saucepan, combine the water, cinnamon, oats, and currants.  Simmer until the oatmeal is creamy.  Add the blueberries and banana.  Cook for 5 minutes, or until hot, stirring constantly.  Mix in the apples and nuts.

Other Options
A great thing about the Eat to Live oatmeal recipe is that you can switch up the fruits that you use, based on what you like.  For example, you could replace the apple with a cup of raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries.  Berries are very high in antioxidants and also taste great in oatmeal, in my opinion.  Use the fruits that you enjoy, just make sure they're fresh or frozen.