Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oatmeal with Apple Cider, Walnuts, Flax, and Berries

2 Portions
The best darned Oatmeal you’ll ever eat!!!
Our friends at the FDA say Oatmeal may reduce cholesterol in the human body. By using fresh apple cider and not water, the flavor of the oatmeal is ethereal, the blueberries are powerful antioxidants and the cranberries help prevent bladder infections.  Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins (PACs) that can prevent the adhesion of certain bacteria, including E. coli, associated with urinary tract infections to the urinary tract wall.  The anti-adhesion properties of cranberry may also inhibit the bacteria associated with gum disease and stomach ulcers.

Oatmeal is good for reducing cholesterol, but not the Quaker species.  Quaker is too processed just like white rice.  This dish with the berries and nuts supplies you with Omega 3 Essential fatty acids and powerful antioxidant protection.  They slow down the aging process, reduce cavities, ulcers and the granddaddy of them all...cancer.

Ingredients:Steel cut oats—follow the package instructions (No Uncle Ben’s Please!)
Fresh apple cider not sugary apple juice instead of water or milk
1/2 cup  cranberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1 tsp. cinnamon
REAL maple syrup to sweeten
1 tsp. of wheat germ or ground flax seeds for fiber   
Pinch of sea salt
1 wood spoon
   In a sauté pan, place the fresh cranberries and frozen or fresh blueberries in the bottom of the pan.
• Next add about 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, cinnamon and simmer over LOW heat till you hear the first POP! of a cranberry.
• Add the oats and stir continuously with a wooden spoon until the oats  absorb the delicious apple flavor and are cooked.  Gravity happens and the porridge can scorch easily.
• Add a pinch of salt.
• When desired consistency is achieved, pull it off the fire and serve topped with walnut pieces.  Irresistible flavor and a bonanza of nutrition.

1 comment:

G.E.M. Missions said...

Just to clarify, substitute apple cider vinegar for water? Equal amounts?