The the key to a delicious breakfast is probably an open mind. Sometimes our taste buds are anesthetized by sugar, a simple breakfast that doesn’t feature any sugar can taste bland and cause you to gag rather than swallow. It’s time to retrain our taste buds.
Here’s a simple test to see where you are on the sugar-numbing scale. Pour a glass of milk, and taste it. Does it taste sweet? Rate it on 1-10. If it rates at a 2, what else would you rate at a 2, bread, rice? Now taste an Oreo cookie or honey – what would you rate that as? A 10? Good now you have your comparison. Stay off sugar and processed white flour for a week. Try the milk taste test again. How sweet would you rate the milk? I bet it’s moved up several places to a 6. Now taste that Oreo cookie again. It’s so sweet that it’s no longer palatable. How wonderful is that? We adapt so quickly.
I have on offer a cooked breakfast and a raw breakfast. Both can be made vegan. Children love both.
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1 cup of water
1/2 a cup chopped fruit optional eg apples.
Place the oatmeal and water in pot. Bring to a boil. Then lower the temperature slightly so that the oats stay on a simmer without boiling over. Add more water if you like your oatmeal a little more watery. Let cook for 5-10 minutes. Serve as is. Optionally you may add some cream and maple syrup to your oatmeal, but it really doesn’t need the extra sugar.
Combine the following ingredients in a bowl and let soak overnight in the fridge.
- 1 tablespoon rolled oats, soaked in 2–3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon cream (feel free to use yogurt or soy/nut milk instead)
The next morning stir in the following ingredients before serving:
- 1 large apple finely grated.
- 1 tablespoon ground almonds
Once you have the hang of making your muesli you can change it up and add some variety to create different flavors. I like to add soaked apricots and raisins to my muesli. Alternatively fresh fruit that is in season can be added too like blueberries. A little honey, agave or maple syrup can be drizzled over it. But you will find that you really don’t need the added sweetening.
Like this recipe? Dr Bircher-Benner also wrote A Nutrition Plan for Skin Problems.