Vanilla Maca Oatmeal

As promised here is the recipe! In my Instagram post I talked about mindful eating. I used to think it was such a waste of time. But for those who don’t know, when your body is stressed you can’t digest. You need to be relaxed in order to get the best digestion and absorb those nutrients! Often times, I skipped eating when I was angry because I knew my stomach would be suffering in pain. I also mentioned my previous (and still working on it) guilt and stress from years of different diets. I didn’t eat ANY grains for the longest time, not even rice. So, when it was time to reintroduce I was in fear that what I ate would send me into a flare. But I also realized I can’t live my life that way. I began to ease that stress and enjoy food again. I had to tell myself that if I do end up in a flare, it’s not my fault (I often deal with judgment towards myself). When I craved foods such as grains, I would do whatever it took to stay away. But the point in elimination is to reintroduce. Safe to say I can still eat grains in smaller amounts and they’re safe for me. I was very excited to be able to eat this meal. Sometimes we take so much for granted and something as simple as being able to eat Gluten free oatmeal is a huge victory in itself! Have you struggled with reintroducing foods as part of an elimination diet? Let me know! I’m thinking of working on a wellness post about it.

 

 

Ingredients:

1 cup gf oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill)

1 cup water

1 cup nondairy milk of choice (I used Flax milk)

½ tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract (if you have a vanilla bean pod, scrap the pods from one bean)

1 tsp maca powder

¼ tsp nutmeg

 

Optional toppings:

Maple Syrup

Persimmons

Cashew Butter

 

Directions:

1.     Bring to a boil the water and flax milk with salt

2.     Stir in the oats and whisk continuously, add vanilla extract

3.     Continue to watch the oats and stir as needed until all of the liquid is absorbed (20mins)

4.     Lastly add the maca powder and nutmeg

5.     Stir together, place in a bowl and add the toppings! I used one whole persimmon, drizzled maple syrup and one scoop of my homemade cashew butter.

6.     Enjoy!