Check out this 7 min warm oats and seeds breakfast! Are you hungry yet?
Happy Sunday! I hope you’re doing well. I’m super busy these days… I made the last-minute decision in early September to go back to school to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (a nutritionist that takes into consideration the whole body and mind)!
It’s something that’s been on my mind for a few years, and every year I’d come up with excuses why it wasn’t “the right time”, and then this year I decided that enough was enough. Life is never perfect and we can’t wait for the perfect timing to do things (which I usually apply for the rest of my life), so I contacted the school and voila! I’m doing it! It’s a full-time 1-year program, so I like that it’s not too long, and I’m very excited about all the good things that this will bring to my life and to the blog, as I intend on sharing some goodies with you, of course!
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7 min warm oats and seeds breakfast
A return to the kitchen is always a great thing, even if it’s a bit rushed in the mornings before going to work or school, or just to get your day going, whatever you’re doing, but taking just 5-10 minutes to prepare a hearty and healthy breakfast can make a big difference in your day or your family’s day. Taking the time to sit and enjoy a warm breakfast on a cold winter day can put a definite positive spin to your entire day as well. Physical and emotional health, my friend! It is not an out-of-reach dream, and here is a delicious recipe to help you out…
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**In order to eat a truly healthy meal, I always encourage you to purchase as many organic ingredients as possible, but because apples and berries are amongst the fruits and veggies that contain the most pesticide residues, I highly recommend you buy only organic apples and berries.
**A note about oats and gluten… although oat is naturally gluten-free, a lot of large commercial companies mix it with a bit of wheat as a “filler”, so if you are allergic or intolerant to gluten, I recommend buying one that says “gluten-free” or guarantees that it’s pure oat.
7 min warm oats and seeds breakfast (vegan, naturally gluten-free)
- 1 organic apple washed and sliced
- 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil (or a small piece of grass-fed butter if you are not vegan or have a dairy allergy)
- 1 Tbsp raisins
- 1/2 cup rolled oat flakes (not the instant kind)
- 1/2 cup rice milk or nut milk
- 2 Tbsp raw walnuts
- 1 Tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 tsp hemp hearts
- 1 Tbsp kasha (roasted buckwheat seeds)
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup to drizzle
- 1/4 cup organic berries or seasonal fruits (a handful)
- In a small pot on medium heat, warm the olive oil (or butter, if using). Add the apple slices and cook for 2-3 minutes, without turning too often, until they look soft and gently roasted.
- Add the raisins if using, mix, and cook for 1 more minute (this will rehydrate them and make them soft and delicious).
- Add the oat flakes and the milk, mix well. If it looks too dry, feel free to add a bit more milk, but not too much. Reduce the temperature to medium-low, put a lid on it, and cook for 5 minutes (feel free to mix once about halfway through).
- Remove from the heat, add the walnuts and pumpkin seeds, mix well.
- Serve immediately and sprinkle the kasha and hemp hearts on top, and drizzle with a bit of maple syrup (it doesn't need much).
Note: I do not believe anyone should worry about counting calories, but here is the nutritional information for one serving
Calories: 835kcal | Fat: 35g | Saturated fat: 4g | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 801mg | Carbohydrates: 123g | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 53g | Protein: 16g | Vitamin A: 345% | Vitamin C: 9.3% | Calcium: 240% | Iron: 4.9%
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