I've been eating a lot of oats lately. For one, they are so healthy for a myriad of reasons - they can lower your cholesterol, are full of soluble fiber, calcium, potassium, and protein ,and really do keep you fuller, longer. In my case, I have been eating oats pretty much on a daily basis because they are a galactagogue - meaning they aid in milk production. You can check out my article from a few weeks back about breastfeeding and what you should be eating!
Due to the obvious lack of sleep, I have been fueling on foods that aid in digestion, boost my immunity and give me all of the energy I need to take care of my twins. That being said, I have been incorporating turmeric and ginger into my diet every single day. This isn't new, by the way. Being a Persian girl - turmeric has been a part of my diet for a very long time! It's anti-inflammatory and really works wonders on the body. I love love making my turmeric ginger tea every morning, as well as my turmeric lattes. But, one thing that I tried a few months back when I was still pregnant was turmeric oats, and I have been hooked ever since. I made this when I was really sick during my pregnancy, unable to take any medication, and was filling up on chicken soup when I couldn't take it anymore!
I am a big fan of savory oats, which you can easily make as well using turmeric, but I must say this golden spice goes so well with natural sweeteners as well. I have a beautiful powder made of ginger and turmeric that I use for this recipe. You can easily add grated fresh ginger and turmeric as well if you don't already have the ground one - whatever works! I always make my oats with water as its much healthier, but you can use any nut milk that you like, or just mix some in after the oats have finished cooking. Add in all of you favorite fruits and superfood toppings like I did, and you will see this is one of the most delicious and healthiest breakfasts you will ever eat!
1/2 cup gluten free oats
1 tsp ground or fresh turmeric
1 tsp ground or fresh ginger
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 to 1 cup water (less liquid = thicker oats)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1/2 cup mixed berries
1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup
1 tbsp almond, peanut or cashew butter
Place oats and liquid in a small pot and bring to a boil. Add in sliced banana. Lower heat and cook for 3-5 minutes, or according to the package's instructions. Place in serving bowl and top with cinnamon, cardamom, chia seeds, hemp seeds, nut butter, berries, and sweetener of your choice. Enjoy!