Anytime Cooking: Blueberry Oatmeal

Blueberries are typically a late summer and fall treat. But scores of fresh, organic blueberries have been filling the market shelves lately. So why not turn a late summer fruit into a wintertime treat?

One of the main principles of eating-for-healing in Traditional Chinese medicine is warmth—cooked, warming foods that feed not only the body, but the soul. What better way to start your day than with a warm bowl of blueberry oatmeal topped with fresh seasonal fruit!

Blueberry Oatmeal

2 1/2 cups water

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (not quick-cooking)

1 cup fresh blueberries, plus more for topping

bananas or other fruit for topping

honey or maple syrup, optional


Boil the water in a small pot. When the water begins to boil, add the oats and the fresh blueberries. Stir to combine.

Reduce heat to low and cook uncovered until the water is absorbed, about 6-7 minutes. Spoon into serving dishes and top with the fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

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“Soup” is not just for dinner. Oatmeal and barley count, too! Join our virtual Winter Soup Cleanse with Grand Master Nan Lu, starting January 17. Nourish yourself—body, mind and spirit.