As you know with previous posts when I last left off I was toward the end of my pregnancy with our newest addition. I'll share some pictures. So on July 2nd in 2016 (yeah, it's really been a while since I posted) our lives tremendously changed, and the Lord gave us Lukas. He is currently 19 months old and an incredible joy in our lives. Starting over with a little one was an amazing decision for us. I love being an older mom. It's so different than momming in my early 20's like I did with the older two young men who will forever light up my life (ages 14 and 17 now...big boys). I take things a lot more slowly and has truly allowed me to tune into his needs.
I don't know that I'd put a label on how we are choosing to parent though I think I could say it is fairly gentle and akin to what is now called attachment parenting. We are fans of nursing, co-sleeping, and baby wearing. I will share about a lot of those topics in other future posts.
Naturally the foodie queen that I am didn't just want oatmeal, I had to have it with chia pudding. When I was younger I absolutely hated oatmeal, but that was because I was under the impression that oatmeal came from those horrible artificially flavored packed where my mom always added too much water and it was just gross. It wasn't until I had made the switch to a whole foods healthy eating lifestyle that I realized oatmeal didn't have to be that way. Truth, I prefer steel cut oats, but we were out so for this post I will show you the recipe with organic gluten free rolled oats. I purchased the oats from Nuts.com.
I always like to add a bit of healthy fat to any grains that I'm eating because that is also going to aid in digestion and nutrient absorption. I opted to use ghee. If you are not familiar with ghee, you can read about it here and how to make it as well.
If you are not of the persuasion to want to make your own you can certainly purchase some. I purchased the 4th and Heart brand from Thrive Market (this is my affiliate link) because having a ghee made from milk that came from grass fed cows is extremely important to me.
I just grabbed a cereal sized spoon and added two spoonfuls of the ghee to the oats. Other healthy fats you could add would be grass fed butter or organic unrefined coconut oil.
I also usually like to add a pinch of Himalayan salt to add minerals to my food and balance the sweetness from whatever I add later. I didn't in this case because the ghee has Himalayan salt in it.
I've decided to break this post up into two so it will be shorter for you to read through and if all you wanted was a bowl of healthy oatmeal, there you go! I'll dress it up for you in the next post. I'll leave the recipe for you below for easy deciphering. Happy Oating!
1 Cup Organic Gluten Free Rolled Oats
1 Cup Filtered Water
1 TBSP Raw Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar
Soak overnight for 8 hours in glass dish.
Put oats in pot, cover with filtered water, cook on low to medium heat.
Remove from heat, add 2 Cereal Spoons Ghee, mix well.
Top it with whatever makes your heart dance!
Stay tuned for part 2!