I love eating healthy but I also love eating tasty. I’m not sure how I grew up thinking healthy and tasty were mutually exclusive. I used to call any hot grain based breakfast, “goatmeal” and dreaded the day I’d have to eat it “for my health.” The truth is the more I’ve learned about natural foods and cooking over the years, the more I’ve been able to make ‘health food’ some of the most delicious food I’ve ever eaten.
This breakfast is so healthy it just might make flowers burst out of your ears. It is sweet and tasty, with no sugar at all. If you like it even sweeter you can add honey or a banana, but you may find that it is very good without anything else. If you need to cut sugar out of your diet you will not feel cheated with just the basic recipe. Faster than a microwave Pop tart this takes about a minute to make, and if you can’t free up that kind of time in your schedule you may have other issues.
With this oatmeal and a cup of Super Coffee, your off to a powerful and healthy start to your day.
Here is what you need for 1 bowl:
- 2/3rds cup of Organic instant oatmeal
- Stevia to taste (liquid, powder, or fresh leaves from your garden)
- 1 tablespoon of raw, organic Coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of organic Chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of raw, organic Cacao
- 1/2 teaspoon of organic Cinnamon
- Optional: 1/2 an organic banana
- Optional: Organic raw honey to taste
- Optional: Mint to taste (leaves from your organic garden)
Here is what you do:
We’ve tried raw oatmeal with the soaking method, but are still working through the details on that. For now we use organic instant oatmeal. For everything else, always use raw and organic whenever possible. Cacao and Cinnamon can be ground in a coffee grinder.
The basic recipe for bulk, instant-oatmeal is 2:1 hot water to oatmeal, but with the Chia seeds you’ll need to add more water. With this recipe we add about 1/3 cup more.
Add the hot water to the oatmeal, stir. Add in all the other powder ingredients and/or the liquid stevia. If you are using fresh leaves from your garden for the mint and stevia, you may want to blend this in a blender with a little bit of water and a banana. Pour it into the oatmeal and stir.
Wait a couple of minutes for the mixture to thicken. Enjoy!
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Here are the heath benefits:
I’m listing them starting with most interesting to me at the top.
This is a fascinating series on using Coconut oil to treat Dementia, by a Doctor whose husband slipped very rapidly into early onset Alzheimer’s. The scientific claim is that the coconut oil provided an alternate fuel source when normal metabolic function was failing in his brain. Watch the video to see the before and after.
Raw Cacao is considered to be one of the top Super Foods for brain health. How can you say no to that?
Chia seeds have essential fatty acids, fiber and other nutrients, and folklore attests it was cultivated by the Aztec in pre-Columbian times.
Cinnamon, lower LDL, regulation of blood sugar, anti clotting effect on the blood, and pain relief?
Stevia, it’s not just for breakfast anymore.
I was surprised about the nutritional benefits of simple oats themselves.
Tasty Weekend Oatmeal by Brad Rowland is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.