Nov 11 2011

Heart Healthy, Antioxidant Rich, Easy Breakfast!

almonds-benefits

I posted this a few weeks ago, and I’ve received tons of positive feedback!

The kids and I did a quick demo for the show to show how fast and easy it is to make…….

This is an easy recipe, that’s similar to oatmeal, but even better for you!

Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin B, E, magnesium, folic acid, protein, and fiber. Walnuts are a great way to get your brain-boosting, stress-reducing omegas.

Eating almonds can help improve your memory and reduce stress.

Combine that with oats, which help lower cholesterol, and help regulate blood sugar level so you won’t be hungry and tired 30 minutes later. And by the way, most studies on people who live the longest, reveal that they eat oats.

Then add a little cinnamon which in only a mere teaspoon contains 28 mg of calcium, almost one mg of iron, over a gram of fiber, and quite a lot of vitamins C, K, and manganese.

Some raw honey, or other sweetener of your choice, some berries, and you’re ready to feel good, and fight off winter germs!

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup soaked almonds (I soak them in a bowl over night and cover it with a towel)

1 cup soaked walnuts (they only need to be soaked for 4 hours but you can leave them overnight with the almonds)

1 cup old fashion oats

1 cup hemp milk (or other non-dairy milk – click here for a great hemp milk recipe)

1 tablespoon raw honey (or sweetener of your choice)

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Raisins, or any kind of berry to top

DIRECTIONS:

Strain and rinse off the almonds. Chop them in a Vitamix or food processor until they are chopped, but still have texture (we’re not making almond butter here!).

Add oats, milk, honey and cinnamon and blend until combined, but keep the chunky texture.

Top with berries and serve!

This is such a great way to start the day. Please don’t let the almond soaking scare you away – it truly takes 30 seconds to throw them in a bowl with water and rinse them the next day.

7 Comments

  1. Amy Hourigan
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Posted By: Amy Hourigan

    I can’t wait to try this! Will leftovers keep in the refrigerator for a day?

  2. Elizabeth
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 11:21 am | Posted By: Elizabeth

    Yes, it will keep for a day – I do that all the time!

  3. Tracy
    Posted November 11, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Posted By: Tracy

    Elizabeth,
    When do you add the sea salt to the nuts…in the soaking liquid or after you drain them?

  4. Elizabeth
    Posted November 12, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Posted By: Elizabeth

    Hi Tracy – I add it when I soak them to warm water.

  5. Belinda
    Posted December 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Posted By: Belinda

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to share it with my 3 year old! You have great information on your website!

  6. Julie
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Posted By: Julie

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. It is so close to what I am doing now, but with some great additions.

  7. Shakia
    Posted June 17, 2012 at 7:25 am | Posted By: Shakia

    Hi Mrs. Elizabeth, Now, for the superfood pancakes, can I use almond milk instead of hemp milk?

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