Thinking about oatmeal when I was a child reminds me of that mushy food that tasted like cardboard, or if you were lucky, your mom purchased the instant oatmeal variety pack with lots of flavor and unfortunately too much sugar.
This recipe solves the issue of cardboard taste vs. too much sugar.
¼ cup steel cut organic oats
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
A pinch of salt
1 TBSP all natural, chunky peanut butter
½ – 1 sliced banana
½ – 1 sliced apple
1 TBSP cacao nibs
¼ cup organic granola
1 TBSP chopped walnuts
1/2 TSPN ground cinnamon
1 TSPN shredded organic coconut
Cook the oats, almond milk and salt following cooking directions on the package, or bring oats to a boil and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until tender. After oatmeal is cooked, add the peanut butter, cacao nibs, and walnuts, cinnamon and coconut and stir together. Add sliced banana and apple. Top with granola.
- Dietary fiber – oats are rich in a specific type of fiber called beta-glucan.
- This particular type of fiber is known to help lower levels of bad cholesterol, reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases, and reduce risk of colorectal cancer.
- Every additional 10 grams of fiber per day reduces cancer risk by 10%
- Effective in reducing blood pressure
- Contain Vitamin E, Selenium, Magnesium, Zinc, Manganese and flavonoids which are part of polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant
- ALMOND MILK
- prepared from almonds and is low in fat, but high in energy, proteins, and fiber.
- Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc.
- Vitamin C, B-6, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate and vitamin E.
- Helps blood pressure, reduces osteoporosis risk, helps strengthen muscles and repair skin and boosts immunity
- CACAO NIBS
- Is a mood improver
- Contains fiber, antioxidants, iron, polyphenols (same as found in green tea & red wine)
- Protects the heart and thins blood, lowering risk of blood clots
- High in magnesium and healthy fat, protecting against osteoporosis, reduces type II diabetes and reduces blood pressure
- Increases cognitive function protecting against Alzeimer’s
- PEANUT BUTTER
- Has protein as well as potassium, lowering the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. It also contains fiber for bowel health, healthy fats, magnesium to fortify bones and muscles, Vitamin E and antioxidants
- Because of it’s fiber and protein content it satiates you staving off hunger
- Rich in omega-3 fats and contain higher amounts of antioxidants than most other foods.
- Eating walnuts may improve brain health while also helping to prevent heart disease and cancer
- Rank second highest in antioxidants compared with other fruit, and due to its structure is the most available source of absorbable antioxidants.
- Most nutrients are in the skin
- The high antioxidant content and absorption are associated with a high reduction in chronic diseases.
- Contain health-promoting flavonoids and polyphenols, beta and alpha carotenes, all powerful antioxidants
- The high vitamin C content, most known for its infection-fighting properties.
- 467 mg of potassium, which is important for controlling your heart rate and blood pressure.
- Fiber helps keep your digestive system regulated.
- Magnesium helps strengthen your bones and protects your heart. Manganese is needed to activate antioxidant enzyme. One banana supplies these and an adequate amount of copper to keep up the production of red blood cells.
- Based on research bananas reduced risk of kidney cancer more than other fruits and vegetables.
- In other studies bananas, rich in vitamin A and carotenoids, have the potential to protect against diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other types of cancer.
- Improves sensitivity to the hormone insulin and reducing insulin resistance, a cause of type II diabetes
- Reduces blood sugar after a meal
- Powerful antioxidant
- Reduces inflammation, known to be the pre-cursor to many chronic diseases
- Fights infection
- May protect the heart
- May protect against cancer and Alzheimer’s
- Has healing properties above all other oils
- Boosts immunity
- Kills harmful bacteria, funghi, viruses and parasites
- Calcium, potassium, electrolytes, and magnesium
- High in antioxidants, helping to slow down the aging process by protecting against free radicals
- Great treatment for hair and skin
- Assists in the absorption of calcium, reducing risk of osteoporosis
- Assists in burning fat
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