Homemade Belly Warming Oatmeal

Smoothies are a great nutrient powerhouse any time of the day, month or year.  But I find that a delicious bowl of warm oatmeal hits the spot at breakfast time better in the colder months.  Here’s a recipe for one that I make a few times a week around this time of the year.

Homemade Belly Warming Oatmeal

Makes 2 Servings

1 cup steel cut oats
3 cups water
1/2 cup fresh or frozen fruit
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
1 apple, shredded or diced
1 teaspoon cinnamon (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (or to taste)
1 cup nuts (walnuts and pecans are my favourites)
1 tablespoon hemp hearts
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons organic pure maple syrup (or to taste)

In a medium saucepan add the oats, water, fruit, coconut milk, raisins, apple, cinnamon, sea salt, vanilla, and ginger. Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.  Scoop into bowls and add the nuts, hemp hearts, chia seeds, and maple syrup.  Enjoy!