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Nicole’s Daily Breakfast

About a year ago, I started eating oatmeal for breakfast.  And I haven’t stopped!  Oatmeal tastes great and gives you sustained energy throughout the morning.  I stick to the same basic recipe, but switch up the fruit to add variety.  Here’s what was in my bowl this morning:


  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1 ripe banana, chopped
  • 1 white peach, chopped
  • ~10 frozen blackberries
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon flaxseed meal (optional)


  1. Put oatmeal, fruit and milk in a bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for 4 minutes, or until oatmeal is desired consistency.
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon and flaxseed meal (optional).  Stir and enjoy!

Next month, I may start enjoying my Fall Morning Oatmeal recipe again…


Fall Morning Oatmeal

Here’s a breakfast recipe that is quick, simple and every delicious bite tastes like a fresh fall morning! If you haven’t tried a persimmon before: you really must! I had never tried one until I came to California. Fuyus are my favorite variety. They have a sweet cinnamon flavor, and are ripe when still crisp.

Here are the ingredients:


  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal
  • 1 banana chopped
  • 1 Fuyu persimmon, chopped (or 1 Hachiya persimmon very soft with skin removed)
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin butter (I bought mine at Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Optional ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseeds
  • 1 Tablespoon hemp protein powder


  1. Mix dried oatmeal, banana, persimmon, and milk. Heat in the microwave for about 3 minutes if Quick Cooking Oats, longer if Old-Fashioned.  Oatmeal should be warm and soft, and fruit should smell sweet and delicious.
  2. When cooked, stir in pumpkin butter, walnuts, cinnamon and optional ingredients. Enjoy!