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Soaked Blueberry Chia Flax Oatmeal

July 22, 2013, 11:08 am

Soaking oatmeal overnight before cooking it is a time-honored method of preparing this breakfast staple. Soaking helps to break down the antinutrients and hard-to-digest components of the grain and at the same time, helps to release highly beneficial nutrients. This is breakfast “fast food” at its best, as it only takes minutes to cook in the morning.

Step 1: soaking the oatmeal
1 1/2 cups filtered water
pinch sea salt
1 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds

Step 2: cooking the oatmeal in the morning
1/2 cup blueberries
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
1/2 cup milk or coconut milk
1 - 2 tablespoons maple syrup or to taste

  1. The night before you want to serve the oatmeal, place water, sea salt, oats, and chia seeds in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Cover the bowl and leave it on the kitchen counter overnight.
  3. In the morning, add oat mixture to a saucepan. Add the milk and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the blueberries, flax meal and cinnamon. Stir frequently and continue to simmer another 2 minutes, or until oatmeal is cooked to desired consistency. Add maple syrup to taste. Serves 2