Oats are a fabulous way to get your strength and energy going on these cold, dark winter mornings. They are full of fibre, and will satisfy you while keeping your blood sugar stable for the whole morning. Oatmeal is also nourishing to the adrenal glands, which are working overtime at this point in the year. I combine my oats with fruit and raw nuts/seeds to add flavour and protein. I recommend a chewier version called steel cut oats for optimal health.
- 1 part steel cut oats
- 3 parts water
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ of a medium apple, sliced
- ½ cup pomegranate arils (the edible red seeds)
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
Place the top four ingredients in a pan and stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the sliced apple and stir, cover, and simmer for 10 to 15 more minutes, until reached desired consistency.
Sprinkle sunflower seeds, chopped almonds and pomegranate arils over top and enjoy!
For a quicker version, soak steel cut oats in a large pan with water for 9-12 hrs or overnight. In the morning bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer while stirring constantly for 5 minutes.