Zen and the Art of Oatmeal: A Simple, Healthy Breakfast

This is how I prepare a simple bowl of oatmeal.

For vegetarians and vegans, this is the perfect Zen Breakfast.

For raw foodists, well, you’ll have to cook the oats. So you would have to opt for your typical Green Smoothie, a Raw Cacao Banana Smoothie, or a fruit salad.

If you are high-raw, you can still have this for breakfast if you are something like 75% raw.

Personally, I think this simple bowl of Oatmeal is the easiest to prepare.


1/3 cup Oats
1/2 cup Water

1 small Banana – sliced
1 handful Blueberries
1 large Strawberry – sliced

Option 1: 1 tsp raw sugar
Option 2: 1 handful Blackberries


I know for some of you, using a microwave is off-limits.

But here’s what I do:

1. First, slice the Bananas and Strawberries.

2. Pour 1/3 cup Oats into a small bowl.

3. Pour 1/2 cup Water over the Oats. (Tip: Gently pour around the sides of the bowl so the Oats will stay in the center)

4. Microwave for 1 minute 15 seconds. (Or a minute, depending on your Microwave)

Optional: You can place the ingredients in a small pot over the stove and cook your Oatmeal that way.

5. Take it out of the microwave. Optional: At this point, sprinkle tsp raw sugar over the Oatmeal.

6. Add the sliced fruits and the berries. And your done.

Health Benefits

I could go on and on about the health benefits of Oatmeal. But if you’re looking for reasons to have a bowl of Oatmeal daily, here’s a few that I have found quite compelling.

7 Benefits of Oatmeal: MotherEarthLiving.com

Oats: Whole Foods

Heartier Benefits Seen from Oatmeal: WebMD.com

10 Health Benefits of Oatmeal: Care2.com



Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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