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The FastDiet Cookbook Recipe: Oatmeal with Jewel Fruits

oatmeal&fruit_400Just because oatmeal is one of the world’s healthiest meals in the world, doesn’t mean that it also has to be one of the world’s most boring meals. Give this tasty oatmeal recipe a try from The FastDiet Cookbook by Mimi Spencer and Dr. Sarah Schenker.

CALORIE COUNT: 284
Add a delicate swirl of pomegranate molasses, along with pomegranate seeds and a dusting of cinnamon, to arrive at a wonderful, ruby-studded dish with a flash of inspiration from the Middle east. Use old-fashioned oatmeal as it will keep you fuller longer than the more processed varieties.

11/4 cups/300ml skimmed milk
1 ounce/30g old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
A pinch of salt
1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses
Scant 2 ounces/50g fruit of choice (stick to the lower-GI fruits such as berries and cherries)

Heat the milk, oats, cinnamon, and salt in a small saucepan. Stir well till the oatmeal is thickened, 4 to 5 minutes (you can do this in a microwave, stirring halfway through the
5-minute cooking time). Leave to stand for a minute before adding the molasses and fruit.

Photo Copyright © 2013 by Romas Foord from THE FASTDIET COOKBOOK, published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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