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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Rolled Oats Old Fashioned

Revitalize Your Mornings with a Nutrient-Packed Twist: Rolled Oats Old Fashioned with a Twist

Discover a delightful breakfast solution that not only kicks sugar cravings to the curb but also incorporates the powerful anti-cancer benefits of cashews. Give our Rolled Oats Old Fashioned with a Twist Recipe a try and learn how this simple morning ritual can be both delicious and health-conscious. Plus, uncover fascinating insights from Dr. Li's book on regenerative processes and unique health facts. Elevate your mornings with a nutritious start!

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I regret to inform you that I haven't completed Dr. Li's book from last week. Instead, I've been jumping around, a habit I often indulge in when seeking specific information (even though I said I wouldn't, I cannot seem to help myself). Do you find yourself doing the same?

Take, for instance, my quest for more information on colon cancer. Given its prevalence on both sides of my family, I'm keen on staying vigilant about preventive measures. Dr. Li's book proposes that consuming 26 cashews daily can combat colon cancer. While some may effortlessly munch on these nuts, others might prefer a more creative approach.

To be candid, monotony tends to set in – yes, I said it! Interestingly, expressing boredom was a forbidden phrase in my upbringing. Whenever I mentioned it, the response was always, "I'll find something for you to do." Consequently, I rarely utter those words out loud.

This week, during a morning contemplation, I wondered how I could revamp my cashew intake. So, that's precisely what I did! Recognizing breakfast as an opportune moment to incorporate cashews into my routine, I decided to experiment.

Breakfast often takes a backseat in our priorities. We tend to focus more on dinner, occasionally on lunch, but the significance of breakfast is underrated. More often than not, it becomes a sugary affair – cereal loaded with sugar, office donuts, or sugary coffees. The morning drive-thru at Starbucks in my hometown is never devoid of activity.

Today, I'm excited to share a simple recipe to kickstart your day. Surprisingly delicious, it even caught me off guard, offering a hint of sweetness to begin your day.

Oat Recipe

Rolled Oats Old Fashioned


  1. 1 cup cooked rolled oats old fashioned (as per package instructions)
  2. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  3. Approximately 6 cashews, give or take 😉
  4. 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. Splash of almond milk (optional)


  • Cook rolled oats old fashioned according to package instructions. I prefer making oats in advance and refrigerating it for daily use.
  • Add cinnamon, salt, real maple syrup, and cashews.
  • Optionally, add a splash of almond milk.
  • Stir well, and voila!

That's it! You're done and on your way to a morning without the sugar crash around mid-morning. Personally, I've noticed that when I have oats for breakfast, I can stave off hunger until late afternoon.

In the afternoon, I opt for an apple or some nuts, which keeps me satisfied until dinner. While incorporating cashews into my daily diet hasn't been a challenge, having options is always nice. I'll be exploring more ways to include cashews in my meals.

Excitingly, I'm learning a great deal from Dr. Li's book, particularly about illness and our body's regenerative processes in combating ailments.

Old Fashioned Oats

Some intriguing facts that caught my attention:

  • Oatmeal is high in magnesium which assists in the upkeep of DNA repair.
  • Smoking inhibits the regeneration of new stem cells. Sharing this information with smokers in my life I know seemed to grab their attention, and perhaps, a new quitter is on the horizon (fingers crossed).
  • Purple potatoes have the potential to eliminate stem cells that contribute to cancer growth. Finding these potatoes, however, proves more challenging than anticipated. Ohio, we need our purple potatoes!
  • Did you know our skeleton regenerates every 10 years? I found this fascinating, as I had previously thought we had one skeleton. While we can mend bones, the entire skeleton regenerating is truly captivating!

breakfast oats recipe

Although you may have arrived for a recipe, I hope you're gaining as much knowledge as I am. I enjoy sharing insights acquired along the way. While I've delved into numerous books on diets and foods, this unique perspective from Dr. Li's book is prompting me to think differently. Any thoughts you'd like to share?

breakfast oats ideas



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  1. Can't wait to try this recipe, Cara! I usually have oatmeal on Mondays and Wednesdays with fruit and flax or chia seeds but sometimes I'm hungry earlier than I feel like I should be. After reading this post though, I definitely think I need to think about adding more nut protein into the mix. It's an easy add and they're so good for you too! Hugs and thanks for all your helpful tips, CoCo

    1. I hope you like it CoCo, I was pleasantly surprised myself with the cashews, and I love cinnamon! Oatmeal is a great way to begin the day, it has really helped me get to late afternoon before I even think about being hungry. I would love to go with a more plant based approach like you have, but someone here is not all on board for it yet. I keep trying though. ;)

  2. This recipe looks delicious and nutritious! I should try it out though I'm not the biggest fan of nuts.

    1. In the past, I was not either KaraLee, but I have found they are not as bad as I thought they were. I am loving the cashews now, that may be in part to the knowledge I have gained though. ;)