Infusing oats with green tea bumps up the antioxidant values. Adding nuts, oil and flax help slow the absorption of the carbohydrates to stabilize blood sugar throughout the day.
3 cups of water 1 cup unpeeled, diced organic apple
3 organic green tea bags 1/3 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
1 cup steel-cut oats 2 T finely chopped crystallized ginger or ½ t ground ginger
1 T minced fresh ginger
1/8 t salt 2 – 3 t honey
2 T MCT or organic coconut oil 1 T ground flax seed
Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add tea bags; turn off the heat and let steep for 4 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add oats and salt and bring to a boil, stirring once, reduce heat to low and simmer covered for the allotted time. While cooking toast walnuts. Cool and chop. Remove oatmeal from heat; stir in apples, flaxseed, walnuts, MCT oil and ginger. Mix well. Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle with honey. Serve with almond or coconut milk if desired.
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