Toasted Berry Coconut Oatmeal

By Katrina Johns - food styling

Photos By Brian Sano

Kickstart your day with a healthy bowl of oatmeal, topped with seasonal fruits, such as berries. Add a refreshing water, to hydrate with a bit of flare, try our Mint, Cucumber & Coconut Water Refresher

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Rich In Antioxidants: Oatmeal is high in antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds called polyphenols.  A unique group of antioxidants called avenanthramides, is almost solely found in oats.

Oatmeal Contain a Powerful Soluble Fiber Called Beta-Glucan: which reduces LDL and total cholesterol levels, reduces blood sugar and insulin response, and increased growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract

Can Improve Blood Sugar Control:  Oatmeal may help lower blood sugar levels, especially in people who are overweight or have type 2 diabetes

Oatmeal Is Good For The Arteries: The super antioxidant aventhramide, found in oats not only protects our heart from getting ill but also it prevents the arteries from hardening. The aventhramides suppress the production of molecules that allow monocytes to adhere to the artery walls.



  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or ghee
  • 2 cups full fat coconut milk
  • pinch sea salt
  • ½ cup mixed berries (blackberries, blueberries, etc—frozen is fine, too).
  • 1 teaspoon ground black cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 5 dates, chopped
  • ½ cup coconut chips
  • 2 tablespooons maple syrup
  • banana, sliced (optional)


  1. Place a small sauce or soup pot over medium heat. Once the pot is hot, add the oatmeal and toast until aromatic, stirring frequently—about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the coconut oil or ghee and toast another minute or so.
  3. Add the coconut milk, sea salt, berries, cardamom, chia, about half of the chopped dates and half of the coconut chips, and the maple syrup.
  4. Stir everything together and cook until you’ve reached your desired oatmeal consistency, stirring occasionally, roughly 5-7 minutes.
  5. Spoon your oatmeal out into two bowls and top with the other half of the chopped dates and coconut chips and sliced bananas.
  6. Serve piping hot.

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