I began to eat oatmeal after I went gluten free and I wanted alternatives for my usual breakfast. I love oatmeal with apples, kiwi, natural sweetener or nuts, but below you will find three recipes with oatmeal that are also great for energy and a stronger immunity.
Not all oatmeal is equal
First, let me tell you not all oatmeal brands are the same. For example, I always buy my oatmeal from Bauckhof, a German or Polish brand I find here in Romania. Therefore, if you are gluten free, try a gluten free oatmeal brand or just test different brands you find in your country.
Why is oatmeal good for energy and for boosting the immunity?
Oats are rich in beta-glucan, a substance that helps our body in fighting infections. Besides, oats are also rich in zinc and selenium, two components that are essential for a strong immunity.
Of course, the other ingredients of the below recipes also have their own beneficial properties in strengthening our bodies. If you are not vegan, my advice would be to use honey instead of a vegan natural sweetener because honey is also abundant in nutrients that help our body recover after infections or for raising our immunity.
Three recipes or solutions with oatmeal for a stronger immunity
I said “or solutions” because two of the recipes below are more like tinctures, like solutions. Yet, keep in mind they are all important in fighting diseases and for building a stronger immunity.
1). Tincture with oatmeal and alcohol
Take a tablespoon of gluten free oatmeal, put it in a jar and add 100 ml alcohol of good quality (60-70 degrees). Mix it with a wooden spoon or just shake the sealed jar and leave it like that for 7 days.
Then, take 15-30 drops of this tincture, 3 times a day, after meal.
2). Oatmeal with honey or another natural sweetener
Take 1 cup of oatmeal (used it like that or ground oatmeal), pour over 1 cup of cold filtered water and boil a little until it is reduced by half.
Then, you can either consume it like that, mixed with honey/another natural sweetener, or you can filter through a sieve and consume only the liquid three times a day.
I used the first variant.
If you are vegan or just want to use a natural sweetener, please make sure it is from a clean, bio brand.
3). Gluten free oatmeal with CBD oil
CBD oil is also great for immunity and in the next recipe it is one of the main ingredients, along with, of course, gluten free oatmeal.
So, you just have to place the gluten free oatmeal (1/2 cup) in a saucepan along with the coconut milk (1 ½ cup). Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring from time to time.
Then, remove from the heat, leave it to cool off a little and only then add 3-4 drops of CBD tincture.
Serve with a sliced banana or some blueberries.
If you want, you can also add some natural sweetener but if you use banana it might not be necessary.
These are my three oatmeal recipes which might serve as a breakfast or snack, but which might also be taken like a tincture. Either way, the benefits for health are worthy of attention.