This hearty breakfast is a great source of fiber and helps lower your cholesterol

Ingredients:

¼ cup oats

¾ cup soy milk (or whichever milk you prefer)

½ tsp vanilla extract

½ grapefruit (sub: 1 banana; if on blood pressure medication to avoid nutrient-drug interaction)

Directions:

Pour in vanilla extract and milk into a pot. Bring to boil. Stir in oats. Lower heat and stir for approx. 5 minutes. Have it sit for a minute to thicken. Top with grapefruit, a handful of walnuts, and a drizzle of honey for sweetness!

Oatmeal (Slow cooker overnight and ready in the morning. Reheats beautifully)

Ingredients:

2 bananas, mashed

5 cups of water, divided

1 cup oats  1 tsp cinnamon

1tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup walnuts(optional)

Directions:

Put bananas into a blender with 1 cup of water; puree and pour into the slow cooker. Add remaining water, oats, raisins, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Cook on Medium, stirring every thirty minutes, for three hours.