Made a hearty breakfast oatmeal for both myself and the lil' fella. This is a ten-grain oatmeal with rye flakes. I shared about the nutritional benefits of rye a few posts back, and gonna repeat them here..
Rye is a cereal grain that looks like wheat. It is generally available in its whole or as flour or flakes that look similar to old-fashioned oats. Because it is difficult to separate the germ and bran from the endosperm of rye, rye flour usually retains a large quantity of nutrients, in contrast to refined wheat flour. Rye has a handful of benefits that cannot be compared by those made with white flour or even wholemeal flour, here are some listed by whfoods.com:
- Promotes weight loss
- Prevents gallstones
- Substantially lowers type-2 diabetes risk
- Promotes gastrointestinal health
- Significant cardiovascular benefits with postmenopausal women
The list actually goes on.
This is a simple recipe yet it's very filling. It would keep you full for the whole morning due to its high fiber content.
Recipe serves two
- 3tbsp rolled oat, organic
- 2tbsp rye flakes, organic
- 1sachet 10-grain powder (about 3tbsp)
- 1glass (about 250g) warm water
- Dissolves 10-grain powder in 1 glass of warm water.
- In a small pot on a stove, heat up the 10-grain drink, stir in rolled oat and rye flakes.
- Simmer for about 3-5min or until oatmeal becomes thick and creamy.