How were your bowel movements this week? Sorry. Too personal? Well, staying regular is a super important factor when thinking about wholistic health. While some body types stay most regular on simply a high fruits and vegetables diet (which we all should be consuming anyway), some require a little extra fiber. Enter Fruitmeal. I love eating "Fruitmeal" for breakfast especially when I need to get things "moving", if you know what I mean, and early Spring is the perfect season for this particular fruit blend-we're at the tail end of apple season and the early end of berry season. Enjoy this breakfast that is packed full of fiber, pairing it with a fried egg, topping it with a dollop of organic yogurt, or serving it next to a small side of breakfast meat (i.e. organic bacon!) to get in your protein, too.
Serves 4 (easily quartered and cooked in the microwave for a single-sized portion)
1 c old fashioned rolled oats
2 c water
¼ c organic raisins
¼ c ground flax seed
1 organic apple, cored and diced into bite-sized pieces
½ c organic blueberries
1 t vanilla
¼ c organic milk or non-dairy substitute
Measure out oats, water, raisins, and flax seed in small pot. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, cooking for 3-5 minutes, until oatmeal forms a soft-thick texture. Turn off heat and add apple pieces, blueberries, vanilla, and milk. Stir to combine with hot oatmeal mixture and serve warm, storing any leftovers in the refrigerator.