Saturday, January 28, 2012

Good Morning Oatmeal

According to there are plenty of benefits to eating oatmeal, including: lower cholesterol, higher fiber, anti-cancer properties. However, it is also a way to help boost milk supply, since it is a galactagogue. I've been nursing for almost 4 years and this week my supply seemed to diminish. The reason? Who knows (I am not pregnant!), but I'm adding some oatmeal and more water to my diet, since my 1 year old especially is not happy about this situation!

Here's what went into our morning yum!

In a pot add 3 cups water.
Add into it: 1/4 tsp salt, crushed cardamom seeds (no pods)
Sugar to taste (or real honey)
1/4 c almonds (sliced)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp butter (or high quality alternative)
3/4 cup dried cranberries (raisins is a great option as well!)

Mix well, add in 2 cups rolled oats.

Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. 

When water is absorbed, add 1 cup of milk (cow's, goats, almond, etc)
Stir well. Serve with a dallop of butter!

Happy eating!

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