Delicious, filling oatmeal made my early new year morning so much brighter. Besides the familiar coziness a bowl of oatmeal provides, oats improve resistance to stress and support the system being in healthy balance. They also stabilize blood sugar, regulate the thyroid, soothe the digestive + nervous systems, and reduce cholesterol. Oats have a high unsaturated fat content, which provides a sense of stamina + warmth, and a feeling of being grounded.
Overnight Oatmeal (fully inspired by Heidi)
Serves 2…or 1 person 2 mornings in a row..
1 cup of rolled oats
2 2/3 cup of water
1/2 an apple, chopped
handful of sliced almonds
drizzle of maple syrup + pat of butter
Before bedtime, heat a tablespoon or so of butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the oats and stir them around a bit as they toast, for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the water–let it sit overnight. In the morning, heat the oatmeal on medium-high for at least 10 minutes–beyond that, let it cook to your desired consistency (longer = thicker).
Scoop out a bowlful and top with butter, chopped apple and almonds, and finish with a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkle of salt.
Cheers to a happy + healthy new year!