INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Apple Cider Oatmeal with Omega 3 Walnuts and Berries
The best darned Oatmeal you’ll ever eat- Irresistible flavor and a nutritional bonanza.
The FDA says Oatmeal may reduce cholesterol. 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 reduces cholesterol, but not the Instant Quaker species. It’s processed just like white rice. The berries and nuts supply Omega 3 Essential fatty acids and powerful antioxidant protection. The berries cool inflammation and slow down the aging process, reduce cavities, ulcers and the granddaddy of them all...cancer.
Steel cut oats—follow the package instructions (No Uncle Ben’s Please!)
Fresh apple cider not sugary clear apple juice, instead of water or milk
1/2 cup cranberries-Urinary Tract health
1/2 cup blueberries. Fresh or frozen, nut not canned pie berries-Antioxidant
1/2 cup walnut pieces-Omega-3
1 tsp. cinnamon-controls glucose levels
Real maple syrup to sweeten or stevia powder
1 tsp. of chia or ground flax seeds- fiber and Omega-3
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 sea salt.
• When desired consistency is achieved, pull it off the fire and serve topped with walnut pieces.
For more Gr8 Health Recipes from Chef Wendell, please visit his website.
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