I eliminated all grains from my diet for over a year and just recently started introducing some sprouted gluten-free grains back in. For most people struggling any autoimmunity issue, removing grains from their diet can be one of the main components to helping them heal. (Which I believe it did of me) But I also try to listen to what my body wants and when I found myself really craving grains I decided maybe it was time to start slowly reintroducing some sprouted grains back into my diet.
The reason I use sprouted grains:
" The sprouting process involves soaking the grains or nuts in water in a controlled environment until they begin to sprout, making it a living food. During the sprouting process enzymes inhibitors are broken down - making the nuts or grains easier to digest and also increases the absorption of vitamins and minerals in the body. "
Easier to digest
More availability and better absorption of: magnesium, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, B-vitamins, vitamin-C, & antioxidants
One of the things my body craved most when I wasn't eating grains were oats! So needless say they were one of the first things I made! And this was actually a perfect day for them. It was cold and rainy and I knew my typical morning green smoothie definitely wouldn't cut it.
I think when people think of oats they typically think of a sweet, sugary breakfast. As I typically do myself. And that's where my problem arose: I want a warm bowl of oatmeal. I don't want sugar or anything sweet though. But I really want oats! This went on for a few minutes...as well as the opening and closing of the pantry and refrigerator doors until I finally saw my bone broth and figured it out. Boom! Bone broth + oats = duh! I like to get in as much bone broth as I can during the week. It's been one of the main components in helping me heal my gut. Plus, it's just such a good source of vitamins and minerals that I try to drink as much as possible. So, adding it to my oats seemed like a no-brainer. That's when this beautiful macro nutrient-dense breakfast baby was born.
- 1/2 CUP ORGANIC SPROUTED OATS
- 1 CUP ORGANIC BEEF BONE BROTH
- 1 TSP. ONION POWDER
- 1 TSP. GARLIC POWDER
- A GENEROUS GRIND OF FRESH BLACK PEPPER
- 1/2 TSP. HIMALAYAN SALT
- 1 CUP FROZEN ORGANIC SPINACH SAUTÉED IN AVOCADO OIL
- 2 PIECES ORGANIC UNCURED TURKEY BACON
- HALF AN AVOCADO
- START BY ADDING 1 CUP BONE BROTH TO SAUCE PAN AND BRING TO A BOIL. ONCE BOILING, ADD IN 1/2 CUP SPROUTED OATS AND REDUCE TO A SIMMER. LET COOK UNTIL IT REACHES YOUR DESIRED CONSISTENCY. (I LET MINE COOK ABOUT 15 MINUTES.)
- WHILE YOUR OATS ARE COOKING, START TO COOK UP YOUR TURKEY BACON IN A SAUTÉ PAN. (I LIKE TO CHOP MY BACON UP IN PIECES BEFORE ADDING TO THE PAN.) ONCE DONE COOKING REMOVE FROM PAN.
- ADD 1 CUP FROZEN SPINACH TO SAME PAN AS THE TURKEY BACON WAS COOKED IN. ADD AVOCADO OIL IF NEEDED. COVER AND COOK ON MEDIUM HEAT UNTIL READY TO SERVE.
- ONCE OATS ARE COOKED THROUGH, PUT IN YOUR FAVORITE BOWL AND TOP WITH THE GOODS. ENJOY!