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Curb Your Cravings With Steel Cut Oats: Recipe

[ 0 ] February 19, 2009 |

Maintaining a reasonable weight can be a challenge especially when bombarded with “news” about what NOT to eat.  How about taking a different approach – adding foods to our diet that help cut down on cravings and binge eating?  Steel cut oatmeal is, in my opinion, a superfood.  It is a whole-grain breakfast cereal that is incredibly nutritious and tasty if you add some key ingredients (see my recipe at the end of the article).

Oats – Steel Cut Organic – 4/24 Oz Oats – Steel Cut: GR

Oats - Steel Cut Organic - 4/24 Oz Oats - Steel Cut: GR

Steel cut oats are quite filling and will likely reduce or eliminate mid-morning cravings for naughty foods like store-bought muffins and cookies.  These oats act like an internal body cleanser sweeping through the body like a sponge, cleansing and regulating your digestive system.  You can increase the nutritional benefits by adding milk and ground almonds.  Canadian maple syrup and a touch of pure vanilla extract will take this to another level.

Steel Cut Oats – Breakfast Cereal

1 cup steel cut oats

3 1/4 cups water

1 cup milk

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup ground raw almonds

Maple syrup or other sweetener, for serving

Rinse the oats in a mesh strainer to wash away any residue.  Soak them in water for at least a 1/2 hour.  This will dramatically cut down on cooking time.

Add the water/oats mixture to a saucepan.  Bring to a boil on maximum heat then reduce it to medium.  Add milk.  After 15 minutes, give it a stir and add salt, vanilla and ground almonds.  If you like the consistency, remove from heat and serve.  This will continue to thicken so if the consistency is already thick you might want to add more milk.  Don’t add water as it will separate at this point.  Serve this with maple syrup or your favorite sweetener and enjoy.

*You can eat this through the week too.  Just refrigerate leftovers and reheat with some more liquid – milk!  It’ll taste even better since the flavours will have completely marinated.  Remember to drink a lot of water throughout the morning.  That will help the oats do their thing!

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