Start off heart health month with this Mediterranean inspired oatmeal!
Beautiful and delicious, there are many benefits to the ingredients in this dish:
Blood oranges contain antioxidants, and are a great source of vitamin C, A and potassium.
Pistachios may help lower your chance of heart disease by providing antioxidants and heart healthy fats.
Oatmeal is a fiber-rich, whole grain which can help lower cholesterol.
Oatmeal is a quick and easy, heart healthy breakfast that can be made in a variety of ways. Include a nut/seed and a fruit for a balanced breakfast!
Note: This recipe is easily doubled, multiply the recipe to meal prep for the week or for your whole family!
Blood Orange and Pistachio Oatmeal Recipe
1/2 cup irish oats
1 cup low-fat milk
1 blood orange, segmented
1 tablespoon pistachios, chopped
1 teaspoon honey
zest of one blood orange
Bring the milk to a boil first, then drop the temp down to a gentle simmer and add the oats. Simmer for three minutes, stirring here and there. Then shut off the heat and move the pot off the burner.
Cover and rest for five minutes. Let the oats absorb the milk without stirring or simmering.
Portion into bowl and mix in honey, and zest of blood orange. Top with orange segments and pistachios
Enjoy as a convenient and heart healthy breakfast!