Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Energizing Breakfasts with oats

Coconut Oats

1 cup steel cut oats
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
2 1/2 cups water
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 banana
12 blackberries
2 tbsp. coconut chips
2 tbsp. chopped walnuts 
2 tbsp. hemp seeds
2 tbsp. raw honey or agave

Place coconut oil in a pan on high heat and add dry steel cut oats.
Toast the oats, salt and cinnamon in the oil, stirring continuously for a few minutes. 
Add water, bring to the boil and simmer for 8 minutes.
Allow to stand overnight.
Heat oats in the morning, adding more water for consistency of your choice. 
Place oatmeal in a bowl and for each bowl add:
1/2 banana
1 tbsp. walnuts
1 tbsp. coconut chips
1 tbsp. hemp seeds
6 blackberries 
Drizzle 1 tbsp. honey or agave over the top and serve warm.

This is a winner and will kick start your day with a tropical taste of energy and optimal nutrition. 
Serves 2.

Raw Oatmeal Smoothie

1 cup rolled oats
Pinch of sea salt
2 cups water
6 large dates
1 banana
Raw honey or agave

Place rolled oats in a bowl, add salt and water and soak overnight in the fridge.
Place dates in a separate bowl with just enough water to cover them and soak overnight in the fridge.
Place oatmeal mixture in the blender or vitamix with the pitted dates and banana.
Blend together, adding small amounts of the date water to get your desired consistency.
Serve in a bowl, garnish with berries and a drizzle of honey or agave.

Enjoy this tasty, creamy oatmeal variety dish which revs up your body for the day.
Serves 2.

Yummy Banana Hemp Oat-bran Muffins:

1 cup spelt flour
1 cup oat bran
1/2 cup raw brown sugar
2 bananas mashed
2 tbsp. egg replacer
2 tap baking powder
2 tbsp. hemp seeds
1 cup soy or almond milk

Cashew nut frosting:
1 cup cashew nuts
2 tbsp. melted coconut oil
1 tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp. honey
Pinch of salt
Blend together until creamy

Mix all muffin ingredients together, place in muffin pans and bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Garnish with cashew nut frosting.

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