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Old 05-06-2013, 11:56 PM   #3681
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It's been over 100F here already a couple times, so cooked oatmeal has lost it's appeal. But I did find a wonderful alternative ~ Sprouted Cold Oatmeal.

The recipe isn't written in stone, sub in whatever you like or whatever you have on hand. Just try to keep the portions similar so that it sets up to the right consistency. It needs about 8 hours in the fridge before it's ready.

1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup liquid (milk of some kind: cow, rice, cashew, almond, coconut)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt, kefir milk or kefir cheese (for fermentation to "sprout" the oats, has to have the live cultures for this to work properly)
1 T chia seeds (super healthy omega-3s, fiber, protein, etc and necessary to thicken the oat mixture)
1 T sweetener or less, to taste (maple syrup, honey, date syrup (process dates in a food process with a bit of hot water until a creamy consistency and use in everything!), if I use Vanilla or Honey Greek yogurt I don't use as much sweetener
1/4 cup fruit, fresh, frozen or dried

Can sprinkle with nuts, seeds, unsweetened coconut, etc! at serving time

Can easily double or triple the recipe. I can't say exactly how long it lasts once made because it tends to disappear rather quickly. (Hey, if someone wants to snack on this before bed instead of chips or cookies or whatever I'm sure not gonna complain!) But I do know it's still fine on a Wed night after having made it on a Sunday.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:58 AM   #3682
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Life cereal w/ skim milk, coffee/creamer & a toaster strudel
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:06 AM   #3683
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Thanks for the recipe Zereh

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It's been over 100F here already a couple times, so cooked oatmeal has lost it's appeal. But I did find a wonderful alternative ~ Sprouted Cold Oatmeal.

The recipe isn't written in stone, sub in whatever you like or whatever you have on hand. Just try to keep the portions similar so that it sets up to the right consistency. It needs about 8 hours in the fridge before it's ready.

1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup liquid (milk of some kind: cow, rice, cashew, almond, coconut)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt, kefir milk or kefir cheese (for fermentation to "sprout" the oats, has to have the live cultures for this to work properly)
1 T chia seeds (super healthy omega-3s, fiber, protein, etc and necessary to thicken the oat mixture)
1 T sweetener or less, to taste (maple syrup, honey, date syrup (process dates in a food process with a bit of hot water until a creamy consistency and use in everything!), if I use Vanilla or Honey Greek yogurt I don't use as much sweetener
1/4 cup fruit, fresh, frozen or dried

Can sprinkle with nuts, seeds, unsweetened coconut, etc! at serving time

Can easily double or triple the recipe. I can't say exactly how long it lasts once made because it tends to disappear rather quickly. (Hey, if someone wants to snack on this before bed instead of chips or cookies or whatever I'm sure not gonna complain!) But I do know it's still fine on a Wed night after having made it on a Sunday.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:27 AM   #3684
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Life cereal w/ skim milk, coffee/creamer & a toaster strudel
Sounds like you are back on your diet. But don't forget the protein. Specially in the morning.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:56 PM   #3685
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Some spaghetti on toast
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:38 PM   #3686
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Sounds like you are back on your diet. But don't forget the protein. Specially in the morning.
I have been cutting back on protein with just 1 kidney now. Not sure how much difference it will make. Doc said I could go back to regular diet but still continue to struggle w protein. Nuts & meats tend to give me a real gut ache. Hope as time goes I will get an appetite back for it. Thanks for noticing.

Just cereal again today w coffee/creamer.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:45 PM   #3687
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Thin slice of banana bread & a small bowl of cereal, coffee/creamer
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:45 PM   #3689
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