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 🙂
Chia seeds (1 dessert spoon per person)
Coconut oil (1 dessert spoon per person)
Cinnamon (1 tsp per person)
Handful of mixed nuts/seeds
Optional: berries of your choice
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!