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Comfy Oatmeal Goes Festive

Hello there! 'Tis the season to bring on festive fun, and frolic. But there's the morning after (always a morning after) to think about what to eat that's N.E.A.T. ~ Nutritious Easy Affordable Tasty! I've got a solution for you: a recipe that ticks off all the boxes. Yes, I'll get to it but first you NEED to know why it's so good for you:

Oats - It has lots of fiber for good um, movement :D with heart-healthy nutrients.
Apple - If you get organic (please try), keep the peel on for more fiber which slows down the potential rush of the fruit sugar. This is a five-star fruit with plenty of nutrition to support all kinds of body function. It is easy to find, and good on the pocketbook.
Ground flaxseed - Guess what it has in it? More fiber! It's also a strong plant protein source with hormone-supporting nutrition.
Pomegranate seeds - This "jewel of winter" is not just a pretty face. They contain antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, immune support, and well, more fiber. I suggest you put it in your grocery cart the next time you shop.
Bee pollen - First of all, please don't even think of consuming if you're allergic to bees! Even if you're not, you must start slowly (only eat a few granules) to build up your tolerance to them. Once you have, these protein-strong granules contain almost all the nutrients we humans need to consume. It really is a super food.
Hemp seeds / hearts - To add a bit more protein and overall nutrition, sprinkle a dusting of these seeds for additional crunch.
Ground cinnamon - Of course I can't forget about the spice that ties all of the flavors together. It also helps to slow down sugars, and offers its own lovely sweetish taste.

To begin with I brought to boil a combination of apple juice and water. You could just use water but the flavor from the apple juice really gives it a more seasonal taste with additional Vitamin C. Last note, the recipe below is for one serving but it can easily be doubled or made into however many servings you need.


Comfy Oatmeal Goes Festive
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Let's get the party started and know come morning, we can create a nutritious, easy, affordable, and tasty recipe for one or more.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Canadian
Serves: 1

  • ½ cup apple juice (pure, not from concentrate)
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup quick organic oats
  • 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ or ½ organic apple, seeded, chopped
  • ¼ (or more) cup pomegranate seeds (arils)
  • sprinkle bee pollen (optional)
  • sprinkle hemp hearts (optional)
  • sprinkle ground cinnamon (optional)

  1. Bring apple juice and water to boil.
  2. Stir in quick oats. Cook for approx 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Off heat stir in flaxseed, and cinnamon. Add more water to desired consistency.
  4. In serving bowl, top with apple, arils, bee pollen, hemp hearts, and cinnamon.
  5. Serve immediately.

comfy festive oatmeal

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