Detox oatmeal water PERFECT to help you lose those extra few pounds (RECIPE)

oatmeal waterBy now you're probably aware of many of the great benefits of oatmeal, what some have called the world's healthiest food. It's not only good to lower cholesterol levels, high in fiber, low in fat, and helps reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and asthma, but it's also a low calorie food that helps stop cravings. I LIKE the sound of that!! 

So when Asceneth,  a Colombian lady who became like an abuela to me, started making me oatmeal water every day, I realized what a gift this was. Ever since, agua de avena is a family favorite. It's very easy to make and it will be your best friend when it comes to weight control. Here's the recipe...

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Oatmeal water

1/2 cup of oatmeal
2 cups of hot water
1 dash of cinnamon
1-1/2 tablespoons of evaporated milk
honey, agave or your preferred sugar substitute, to taste

Place the oatmeal in a large mug. Add the water and let it soak for at least 5 minutes. Add evaporated milk, cinnamon and sweetener. Enjoy! 

NOTE: As in everything related to health matters, talk to your doctor before starting a new diet. 

Image via Johanna Torres

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