What’s better than coffee in the morning? Oatmeal!
The healing power of this comfort food!
Next time you’re at the store get some oatmeal in bulk, either rolled oats or steel cut oats. Below you’ll find a couple of quick and easy recipes for a yummy and healthy breakfast! Stay away from instant oatmeal, especially the little packets, because they are often loaded with sugar.
- Oatmeal is one of the few foods that can help you increase your HDL (good cholesterol) and decrease your LDL (bad cholesterol).
- Can help lower blood sugar
- Is very filling
- Lowers the chance of colon cancer
- Oatmeal promotes healthy gut bacteria and eases constipation
- Easy to make and a great comfort food!
Fast and easy - the sweet version
If you have an electric pressure cooker (such as an InstaPot), add the following ingredients and cook on low pressure for 3 minutes (with the vent set to “seal). If you have a slow cooker, use the same ingredients and cook for 8 hours.
- 2 cups oats (rolled or steel cut)
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 cup maple syrup (optional)
- 1 apple chopped (with skin left on)
When the cooking is done, carefully allow the steam to be released and stir. If too dry, add a little rice milk (found in most grocery stores). Add chopped bananas to each individual bowl. If you don’t have heart disease, you can also add chopped walnuts.
No-cook oatmeal - the savory version that packs a punch!
This is an even easier recipe for those who prefer a savory meal and almost zero effort. Just add any or all of the following ingredients to a bowl of water. No cooking is necessary, just stir and enjoy:
- 1-2 cups oats (rolled or steel cut) 2 smashed bananas
- 1 chopped apple
- Chopped fresh ginger to taste
- 1-2 cups raisins
- 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
- 1 teaspoon pea protein powder
- 1 teaspoon flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 teaspoon clove powder
- 1 teaspoon kelp powder
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- A sprinkle of lemon
A sprinkle of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or chopped walnuts (use these only if you don’t have heart disease or don’t want to get it, as these are high in fat which contributes to clogging of the arteries).