I never liked oatmeal growing up. The texture really bothered me. It wasn’t until after my first son came along that I started eating oatmeal. My milk supply was low and I needed to include more lactogenic foods in my diet. Boy does oatmeal work! My milk supply increased almost immediately. As long as I was eating oatmeal, my son was very happy.
Now that I am educated on how important breakfast is, I try to eat something real or nourishing each morning. Oatmeal is a great REAL FOOD. Oatmeal provides a quality source of dietary benefits by fighting against heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, and other inflammatory issues. However, in order to receive all the benefits from oatmeal, you need to soak your grains.
Soaking instructions: Take 1 cup Oats and 1 cup water and put in a medium saucepan. Add 1-2 Tbsp of acidic medium (lemon juice, whey, buttermilk, yogurt, kefir) and cover with lid. I place it right on the stove and leave it overnight. Next morning add 1 cup water (an additional cup and a pinch of salt). Bring to a boil and then lower and let simmer for 3-5 minutes. It cooks very quickly.
1 cup soaked oats (optional)
1 cup water
pinch of salt
1/3 cup blueberries
1 Tbsp butter
Add 1 cup water and a pinch of salt to soaked oats. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer 3-5 minutes. It cooks very quickly! Another added benefit to soaked oats. Add butter, blueberries, and other toppings that you prefer.
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