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Today I will share two great recipes for oatmeal that you are sure to enjoy. Both taste terrific and are easy to prepare.

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.

 

COOKED OATMEAL

Ingredients

1/2 cup of rolled oats

1 cup of water

1/2 a cup chopped fruit optional eg apples.

 

Method

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.

ORIGINAL BIRCHER-BENNER MUESLI RECIPE

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.

 

 

 

 

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