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04 January 2016

Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal


Relax, looking at it won't make you fat. It doesn't have the power to transfer unwanted calories through the screen. But hey, guess what? It's not as fattening as you think because even if it looks so good and the name is Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal, I used the ingredients that are actually good and healthy as possible. There are fresh blueberries, shaved almonds, oatmeal, mint (for garnish and for additional taste), cream cheese (you can use low-fat), graham cookies and blueberry jam (use sugar-free or better yet, make your own like what I do).


Having no crust to hold it, butter is not among the ingredients. That ingredient alone is rich in calories and saturated fat and without it, the oatmeal bowl is nothing to worry about. So go ahead and take that plunge with your spoon and enjoy a rich and flavorful breakfast in a bowl. I love its vibrant purple color with touches of green from the mint. Since fresh mint is not so easy to find, you can skip it. I use it mainly for garnish but it does leave a faint trace of mint in the oatmeal. I never worry about my supply of fresh mint because it is a perennial plant and I have some pots in the garden that provide me with leaves all-year round.


Blueberries are very rich in antioxidants and they are very good for our bodies so as much as you put them in this oatmeal, then the better it will be. To mix with the oatmeal itself, I used instead some blueberry jam that I made myself. You don't need to make your own but of course it is always better so you can control the amount of sugar and berries that you mix together. If you are buying it, use the one that is low in sugar or sugar-free.  

When you are ready to make this Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal, get the recipe at She Knows, a site where I have been creating recipes for the past years. To see more of my recipes there, check out my Profile Page. I hope you enjoy this really delicious breakfast. It is one very good reason to stand up early in the morning.


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