Updated: Jul 17
Easy to make, delicious, and nourishing for the soul. The perfect winter or cold day breakfast to give you all the energy for your to start your day.
This is one of my favorite breakfasts to eat, especially in the winter and on colder days. Oatmeal offers many health benefits because they are high in fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, plus they lower cholesterol & blood sugar, and reduces weight & risk for heart disease. Many people find oatmeal boring, but mine has some fun surprises as it is not just any ordinary oatmeal!
Step 1: Create Rachael's Savory Spice Mix
I like to make a whole jar so that I have it ready for weeks ahead. Mix in a 8oz jar:
6 tspn organic cardamom powder
6 tspn organic cinnamon powder
3 tspn organic ginger powder
1.5 tspn turmeric powder
Additional spices to add if you would like:
3 tspn organic licorice powder
2 tspn of Host Defense's mushroom powder (amazing benefits for your immune system and overall health - choose any powder)
Once you have put all the spices into a jar, give it a good stir, then place the lid on it and give it a good shake to mix all the spices together. Think good thoughts to infuse your spice mixture with positive energy!
Step 2: Now it's Time to Make Oatmeal!
It takes about 15-20 minutes to make, longer if you use steel cut oats.
Take a pot size according to how much oatmeal you will cook
Heat the pot on medium-high heat with 1 tspn ghee per serving (or other oil: butter, coconut oil, cashew butter...)
Ghee is made from butter and is cooked longer that clarified butter. Check out my blog post to learn all about ghee and how to make it.
Once ghee starts to melt lower the heat and add 1/2 to 3/4 tspn of the spice mix per serving and 1 pinch of salt per serving
Let the spices get toasted, but not burned
Add 2/3 cup of oats per serving and stir the oats with the ghee and spices to get toasted
Add about 1 cup of Hemp milk and some water per serving and give it all a stir (you can use any type of milk you like and if you want a real treat use coconut milk)
Add 1 tspn of chia seeds per serving of oats and stir
Bring to a boil then reduce to low heat and cook until oats are ready
Step 3: Final Touches & Enjoy 😍
Serve yourself the amount of oatmeal you want
Stir in 1 tspn tahini (or another nut butter) for added protein
Sprinkle on top:
Pumpkin seeds (or other nuts)
Mix together and enjoy!
Ayurveda's Take on Oatmeal
According to Ayurveda, eating warm nourishing foods that have good healthy fats in the winter time keep your body nourished and your digestive system working properly. For more winter tips check out my Guide to Maintaining Balance in the Winter with Ayurveda.