Energizing Breakfast Recipes

Steel-cut oatmeal is a nutritious breakfast option. These essential grains are high in B-vitamins, calcium, protein and fiber while low in salt and unsaturated fat. One cup of steel-cut oatmeal contains 8 g of insoluble fiber.

According to the USDA, whole grains reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure and even help prevent heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Whole grains also help flush fat and cholesterol out of your system and provide powerful antioxidants that help you stay healthier, happier and live longer.

 

Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal - Crockpot Recipe

2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into small chunks
1-1/2 cups almond milk
1-1/2 cups water
1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
2 tablespoons brown sugar (or desired sweetener like pure maple syrup)
1-1/2 tablespoons butter, cut into 5-6 pieces (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
Optional garnishes: cranberries, chopped nuts, raisins, figs or additional milk
 
Directions
  1. Coat inside of 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with butter. 
  2. Add all ingredients (except optional garnishes) to slow cooker. 
  3. Stir, cover, and cook on low for approx. 7 hours (slow cooker times can vary). 
  4. Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

 

 

Creamy Steel Cut Oatmeal - Crockpot Recipe

2 tablespoons butter
8-1/2 cups water
2 cups steel cut oats
1 (14 oz.) can unsweetened coconut milk or 1 3/4 cups almond milk
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Optional garnishes: apricots, raisins, almonds, prunes, maple syrup or additional milk
Directions
Coat inside of the slow cooker with a thin layer of butter.  Add water, oats, coconut or almond milk, brown sugar, and salt and stir to combine.  Cover and cook on low until the oats are cooked through and creamy, about 7 hours.   Stir in the vanilla and serve immediately.
      
     

Muesli Made Easy

Wanna start your day healthy, but don't have the time.  Try Muesli Made Easy overnight recipe. 

1 cup uncooked oats
2 cups nonfat plain yogurt
1 cup of diced pineapple
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons raw unfiltered honey
Directions
Stir oats, yogurt, pineapple, vanilla and honey until blended.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Serve with fresh fruit and nuts.

 

Millet Breakfast Cereal

3 bananas, chopped
1 cup whole millet
1/2 cup soaked raisins, prunes or figs
1 cup chopped apples
1 tsp salt
3 cups of water or milk
cinnamon, allspice and maple syrup to taste
Put the millet, water or milk, salt, 2 bananas, apples and raisins in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes to a half hour or until the millet "pops".  Before serving add the last banana, maple syrup, cinnamon and allspice. 

 

Watermelon

You can't go wrong with a bowl or two of this alkalizing, cleansing and refreshing breakfast suggestion packed with potassium, vitamin C and lycopene.  Enjoy and repeat often!