Dr. Padma Garvey

The plant-based Doctor Mom 

Oatmeal  (traditional)

I made this for breakfast one morning while on vacation in Lake Placid.  I purchased everything at the local Hannafords and made it in our little kitchenette.

Take three large apples, peel, and cut into bite sized pieces.
In a medium pot, place three cups of almond milk or water and heat to medium high.  Alternatively you can puree the apples with the almond milk or water and  use this as the liquid to cook the oatmeal.
Add one cup of oats and all the apples to the almond milk.  Cook for about ten minutes.  Add cinnamon.   Mix well and let cook until oatmeal is tender.

You can add fresh berries or sliced bananas at the end.


Cold Oatmeal

This version of oatmeal requires no cooking.  You can make a large batch at a time to have ready for several mornings.  It will give you energy, antioxidants, and omega 3.


An assortment of berries

Four dates

Unsalted, raw walnut halves

Unsalted, shelled pumpkin seeds


vanilla (optional)


Almond milk

oats 2 cups 

crushed cardamon if you are feeling adventurous

Throw in your berries, dice the strawberries, kiwis, and apple, and dates into pieces about the size of sugar cubes.  Mix all the fruit together with two tablespoons of walnut seeds and/or two tablespoons  of pumpkin seeds.  Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and vanilla extract.  Add the cardamom if you like. Add two cup of oats and four cups of almond milk.  Mix thoroughly and rest overnight in the fridge.  Enjoy.