Healthy breakfast recipe: coconut raspberry oatmeal

Breakfast can be a tricky meal for most of us. While I am so pleased that the word is spreading around the world that grains are generally terrible for our health, I worry that we can’t reach enough people in time.

I was really impressed that after doing a thorough review of the medical literature, Sweden made the first move to develop low-carb national dietary guidelines. But many people don’t have time to wait for their country to catch up to Sweden. If each of us let our loved ones know that that the grains in their morning bagel, toast, morning cereal, low-fat muffins, and even gluten-free breads, are slowly killing us, like a poison, one day at a time, we could save a lot of lives. A great place to start is to take a look at The Blood Sugar Solution or Wheat Belly.

Oatmeal is a comforting and common breakfast food that can be relied upon to reduce inflammation and provide steady energy for hours. With a few easy modifications from the traditional recipe (ditch the milk and sugar), you can set yourself up for an amazing day!

Healthy breakfast recipe: coconut raspberry oatmeal
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Nutrient Rich, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free
Author: Laura Livesey
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Serves: 2
Oatmeal is a comforting and common breakfast food that can be relied upon to reduce inflammation and provide steady energy for hours. With a few easy modifications from the traditional recipe (ditch the milk and sugar), you can set yourself up for an amazing day!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp raw organic coconut oil
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  • Toppings (per person)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 banana
  • 1 Tbsp goji berries
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
  • Smidge of raw honey or a chopped date to sweeten (stick to[url href=”http://preventdisease.com/news/13/071913_Shocking-Difference-Between-Raw-Honey-And-The-Processed-Golden-Honey-Found-In-Grocery-Retailers.shtml” target=”_blank”]”raw” honey only[/url] as it has useful nutritional benefits)
Instructions
  1. Put the oatmeal and water in a pot on medium for 15 minutes
  2. After it’s cooked, mix in the coconut oil and cinnamon, and then divide the oatmeal into 2 bowls, or 2 tupperwares if you take your breakfasts to go
  3. Add the toppings for each person
  4. Enjoy!

Main benefits of eating this

  • Slow-cook oatmeal can reduce inflammation, provide sustained energy, fiber, B-vitamins, and flavonoids
  • Unlike wheat, eating oats in small portions gives you their nutritional benefits without the damaging effect of driving up your blood sugar
  • It’s important to have a protein source (like nuts and seeds) alongside your grains when you eat them, and cinnamon also slows down the release of sugars into the bloodstream

I really enjoy a bowl of this deliciously nutty, coconut flavoured oatmeal with different fruits on top. Some days I’ll do blueberries or blackberries, alongside either walnuts or almonds.

The addition of other foods, like nuts, that contain fiber, protein, or fat will generally reduce the Glycemic Index of the meal, which keeps your blood sugar under control. So toss whatever you like in this with an eye towards keeping fruit lower, nuts higher, and lots of healthy raw coconut oil for flavour and heart health.

This is a lovely healthy breakfast that tastes great and checks all the health boxes.

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