Morning oatmeal has been my go-to breakfast dish when I need a pick-up. I avoid eating GF as I feel better without it. Gluten can cause an inflammatory reaction in some people.
This comfort dish, called a Rasayana in the Ayurvedic world, helps nurture the body when feeling weak and depleted. It’s great for the gut and rich in vitamin B, antioxidants, and fiber. If you choose to go with dates, I strongly suggest soaking them in a glass of drinking water the night before.
Drink a full glass of water before and after it to help digestion.
Note spelt is not a gluten-free grain. For a safe, gluten-free version, choose gluten-free whole oats.
- 500 ml of vegan milk, my preference is almond milk
- 250 g of milled spelt or GF whole oats
- 200 cl of maple syrup
- add cardamon, grounded cinnamon, and a pinch of turmeric
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup of raisins, goji berries, or fined chopped dates
- 1 grounded apple ( you can replace it 1,.hwith apple sauce, too )
- 1/4 tsp of ghee
- cut strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries to decorate
Let the ghee melt in a pan with the herbs and salt. The oil will extract more benefits from these wonderful anti-inflammatory herbs. Add spelt or oats into the pan, and cook for a minute. Add the almond milk and sweeten it with maple syrup to taste. To finish the dish, include the raisins ( or any other dry fruit of your preference ) and the apple and let it cook for a few seconds.
Top with fresh fruit of your preference. Berries are rich in flavonoids and antioxidants.