Friday, July 10, 2009

Strawberries and Cream Breakfast

This recipe is easy, but I thought I would send out the simple idea anyways. Gluten-Free steel cut oats do not work for everyone, but they are worth trying for a nutritious fiber and protein filled breakfast. The best way to eat steel cut oats is to soak them first for a few hours or even over night in some almond milk or water is even fine. This softens the kernels up a bit and makes them more digestable without loosing any nutrients. So after soaking spoon the soaked oats into a stove top pan and begin the simple recipe. The smell of a good slow cooking breakfast is a perfect way to get up in the morning, at least I think so...

Ingredients you will need:
1 cup of Bob's red Mill certified gluten-free steel cut oats (pre-soaked in a nut milk or water)
3 cups of almond milk

1 cup of diced fresh or frozen strawberries
1 ts of cinnamon
1 TB of agave nectar or other sweetener of choice (not too much)

Start cooking the oats in 2 cups of the almond milk on lower heat and let the oats get creamy and start looking more chewy. You can follow the instructions on the package as well if you have doubt about your oatmeal-cooking skills. Cook for about 15 minutes and then add 1 more cup of the almond milk with the diced berries. Cook for another 10 minutes until everything is creamy and cooked. I add a little agave and cinnamon as a topping and if you really want to cream it up add a little coconut milk to the top as well. Hm good. This can be eaten warm or it is even good as a cooled breakfast cereal in the summer, which is how I will be eating it this morning. 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to start your digestive fire and break the fast of your night time slumber. Making sure you are getting an adequate amount of protein and vitamins in the morning through your choice of food can be crucial to how you will maintain your energy throughout the rest of the day. So start this morning with a bowl of some steel cut oats with berries and maybe a lovely glass of some energizing green tea. Enjoy!

No comments:

Post a Comment