In a rush to get to work I threw the oatmeal in the blender with hot water. Let it sit while I got the rest of the ingredients. Using a whole large apple minus the applesauce, Added 1 teaspoon flax seeds, skipped the syrup. Loved the turmeric as my arthritis is acting up. In a rush so forgot the cubes and you know it was great without it! Thanks for a healthy breakfast on the run.