Nutritious Recipes

Creamy Orange-Cherry Oatmeal

Especially rich in: the omega-3 fat DHA, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, and zinc

Alro rich in: iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, fiber

CherriesIngredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups DHA-fortified milk or soymilk, such as Horizon milk w/ DHA or 8th Continent Complete soymilk
  • 2/3 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans (optional)

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat milk/soymilk and cherries on medium high, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. When simmering, add oats. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until oats are cooked and liquid is absorbed, approximately 7 minutes. Remove from heat
  2. Add OJ concentrate and stir thoroughly. Pour into bowls and sprinkle with nuts if desired.
    Maximize the vitamin C content by adding the OJ at the very end, after cooking. This oatmeal is so sweet, you won’t even need sugar!

Makes 2 servings.

Nutritional Information (per serving): 417 Calories; 13% fat (6 g total, < 1 g saturated), 75% carbohydrate (78 g), 12% protein (12.5 g), 0 mg cholesterol, 7 g fiber, 26 mg vitamin C, 1 mg vitamin E, 136 mg sodium.