Alkaline Recipe #190: Simple Oats (GF)

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Article by ross

This is such a simple way to start the day in a, filling, warming, energizing way. It’s alkaline oats!

With just a few simple tweaks you can take this simple dish and make it a lot more alkalizing, while keeping it just as delicious and satisfying.

I’m all about making the alkaline diet as easy, stress-free, quick and simple as possible (and delicious, of course) and this recipe fits that bill nicely.

A lot of people are concerned that oats contain gluten, but here’s the thing…

Oats cannot be listed as gluten free unless they are milled in a facility that is certified gluten free. If they are milled in a facility that also mills wheat etc. then there can be small traces of gluten in the product. If you are diagnosed as celiac or with high gluten sensitivity, then you should seek out a certified GF oat product.

Oats by nature do not contain gluten. If you don’t have gluten sensitivity you’ll be fine with regular oats, but if you can find a certified GF product, why not go for that anyway 🙂

Serves 2

Ingredients

Oats
Chia seeds (1 dessert spoon per person)
Coconut oil (1 dessert spoon per person)
Water
Nut Milk
Coconut/non-dairy yoghurt
Cinnamon (1 tsp per person)
Handful of mixed nuts/seeds
Optional: berries of your choice

Instructions

Basically cook your regular amount of oats in WATER. Not milk. WATER.

So add the oats and water to a pan and bring to a simmer and then add the chia seeds. Cook until it’s a touch too dry for your liking and then stir in a splash or two of the nut milk (I love coconut milk, but any other non-dairy milk is fine).

Remove from the heat and then stir in the coconut oil, cinnamon and a dollop of the non-dairy yoghurt. Top with the nuts and seeds and then finish with blueberries or strawberries if this is part of your fruit for the day (I recommend keeping your fructose intake down so 1-2 serves of in-season fruit per day).

Just swapping the 250ml of milk per person, taking out the sugar/honey, and adding in chia (omega 3 and extra fibre to support digestion, brain function, metabolism, heart health), coconut oil (MCT oils for metabolism, lowering bad cholesterol and brain function) and cinnamon (speeded metabolism, lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors) – you’re turning a ‘regular’ breakfast into a SUPER ALKALINE BREAKFAST.

It rocks and is a saviour for me on many-a-busy-morning getting myself and the family ready for work/school/kindy!

Enjoy
Ross

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  3. noreen Reply

    Hi Ross —you have pretty much listed my breakfast though I don’t always have nuts–I use Almond milk

  4. Chin Reply

    Hi Ross, Thanks for the tips! May I know if organic rolled oat is alkaline too? I usually add rolled oat with fresh milk, yogurt, chia seeds, honey and berries and leave it in the fridge overnight.

    • ross Reply

      Hey – it’s kinda not really too alkaline or acid so fine to include. The yoghurt, honey and berries are all acid forming to varying degrees though.

  5. Domenica Reply

    I don’t always have access to my computer and would love to be able to print these off to take with me, but I do not see a way to so. Am I missing a ‘magic’ button somewhere on the page?

    • ross Reply

      Hey Domenica – I’m working my way through adding printer friendly versions for each of my recipes. Could take a little while but I’m getting there!

  6. Lisa Reply

    I can not have coconut.
    What do I substitute with?
    Thanks,
    Lisa

    • ross Reply

      For the milk, sub with almond milk. For the oil sub with MCT oil (see iherb.com)

      Ross

  7. jo Reply

    Hi, can i use coconut water? Thanks Jo.

    • ross Reply

      Definitely 🙂

  8. Carol Bishop Reply

    Dear Ross, what is ‘non-dairy yohgurt’ I thought yogurt was made from milk? What are some examples I could look for in the store?

    What are chia seeds and where do you find them in a supermarket?

    Thanks Carol

  9. Ruby Martin Reply

    I found this oatmeal recipee needing something sweet the only fresh fruit I had were peaches so I didnt have anything sweet ..anything I can use like pure canadian maple syrup .. or is tbat a bad sugar ?

  10. Marisol Wynne Reply

    Thank you so much this is a great recipe and I love the many good ingredients so healthy and delicious , ok i Ben a little busy but this is so easy recipes thank you again I need this great alkaline life.??

  11. Mary Gardiner Reply

    These breakfasts seem awfully low on protein. When you add 2 TBSP of nuts it’s only 6 grams of protein. I’m dairy free, so no protein from yogurt — what is your thoughts on this very low protein for breakfast recipes?

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  13. Debbie Costa Reply

    Hi Ross, is there a brand of alkaline water that you can recommend? Thanks

  14. Liz Reply

    Hi Ross,

    I can’t drink almond or soya milk. Even the organic has so many things added to it. I rarely drink milk unless is with oatmeal. Can I used a 1 or 2 tlbs of organic skim milk?

  15. linda Reply

    Hi! Just wondering can you replace coconut yoghurt with coconut cream?

    • ross Reply

      Yep, absolutely 🙂

  16. Lisa Jaramillo Reply

    My excema is out of control, as well as some other issues which point to developing an alkaline diet.
    So far most of the recipes I’ve researched are smoothies, soups, and heaps of quinoa. Liquid food is not an appealing aspect, and while I like quinoa, I don’t fancy eating it everyday. Are your cookbooks different?

    • ross Reply

      Hi Lisa

      I’d say you’ve been unlucky – not that many of my recipes include quinoa! I also keep things incredibly varied. The best bet would be to join my Alkaline Base Camp membership here – there are hundreds of recipes with insane variety, and many surpass the quality of those I have posted here by some way (I just get better at it over time!).

      Check it out here: http://learn.liveenergized.com/abc

      R

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