Carpe Diem Breakfast Bowl
Ready to seize the day!? This bowl of steel-cut oats, fruit and healthy fats will cure any case of "the Mondays". Serves 4
1 cup steel-cut oats
3 cups filtered water
1 pint raspberries
1 large crisp, sweet apple (Fuji, Gala or Pink Lady), thinly sliced
4 tablespoons nut butter
8 brazil nuts
8-10 walnut halves (about 1 oz)
1/4 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1. In a heavy-bottomed stainless steel saucepan, combine oats, water and a dash of sea salt. Bring to a boil, stir and reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, covered.
2. Remove from heat and distribute evenly in 4 bowls. Distribute the remainder of the ingredients amongst bowls and enjoy.
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-Dirty Dozen™ Ingredients: apples, raspberries
-Steel-cut oats are the most unprocessed form of oats you can eat. They are simply oat groats cut into 2-3 'chunks' using a steel blade (hence the name).
The Scope on Oats
-Oats are intrinsically gluten-free however, due to the proximity of wheat and oat crops and their harvest seasons, they are most-often milled on shared equipment. If not cleaned properly, oats become cross-contaminated with wheat proteins glutein and gliadin - the proteins collectively referred to as 'gluten'.
-If you have Celiac disease or high-sensitivity gluten intolerance, use gluten-free oats - oats that have been processed in gluten-free facilities and tested to ensure <10 parts per million of gluten.