I'm a fan of steel-cut oatmeal, which is more of a production. But my kids will eat regular oatmeal. Couldn't be easier or healthier. For each serving: Combine 1/3 cut old-fashioned oats with 2/3 cup nonfat milk in a Pyrex bowl. Microwave on high for about 5 minutes. Stir and add more milk as necessary for texture and temperature. Serve with frozen blueberries or dried fruit, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Now that's fast food!
I also 'make' a pot of unadulterated oatmeal while I clean up the kitchen after dinner (e.g. - pour water and oatmeal into a pot and leave to simmer). Toss in add-ins in the morning and microwave.
I just bought organic rolled oats in bulk for $1.09 a pound. Along with a sliced banana and a little soy milk, a serving still costs a fraction of what McDonald's charges. "Nuggets" are words or ideas with which we can build new ideas. These are given life as we connect. imagination , delight , joy and energy melded with mindfulness. And, if healing is needed, this is a good path. If someone were to ask what this webpage is, a good answer would be that it is an attempt to cope with mystery through a "belief system"". Our belief system is less focussed on truths and more focussed on qualities and pursuits that enhance our chances survival, sufficiency and happiness. And the thread that ties all this together is the thread of "meaning". Every April 16 this page is dedicated to our friend and teacher Betsy Farrar. (16 nuggets) (updated 5/ 5/15 20:02)
Yogurt is not necessarily the best source of probiotics, both in terms of quantity and also variety of strains. Variety is KEY when it comes to the overall power of probiotics for your immunity and digestion. Most yogurts only contain 3-4 strains of probiotics. On the other hand, Kefir is a fermented dairy drink that contains anywhere from 10-20 strains of probiotics depending on the brand and type. In addition, Lassi is an Indian style fermented dairy drink that also contains a much wider variety of strains than yogurt does. In terms of quantity of probiotics, yogurts generally contain between 1 Billion to 5 Billion CFU's per cup, whereas most Kefir or Lassi contains anywhere from 7 Billion to 50 Billion active CFU's per cup depending on the brand and type. Most yogurts are only cultured for 2-3 hours, whereas kefir is generally cultured for 12-16 hours, increasing it's probiotic content and making it easier for digestion. Also, most Kefir is 99% lactose free and is by far the easiest to digest type of dairy on the market due to the "predigestion" that the active cultures perform on the kefir before you drink it. Kefir is a GREAT addition to any smoothies that you make instead of using water or almond milk because you get the immune system and digestive system benefits of the probiotics in Kefir, which you can't get in almond milk. Again, I (Mike Geary) personally choose FULL-FAT (for the reasons I described above with full-fat yogurt as well) when I look for a good kefir and I try to find grass-fed as well. If I don't use kefir in smoothies, one way I like it is just simply to add a small touch of real maple syrup, vanilla, and chia seeds to a cup of kefir -- amazingly delicious snack for anytime! Interestingly, I recently found out from their website that Lifeway brand kefir is made from grass-fed milk in ALL of their products (even though they don't include that on the labels), so the fat content in Lifeway kefir will also contain those ever so important nutrients of vitamin K2 for heart health, CLA for cancer protection and body fat reduction, and omega 3 fats for overall health. The full-fat greek kefir by Lifeway is my favorite and I use it almost every day! With all of this said about yogurt and kefir, please note that I do NOT drink regular commercial milk that's been pasteurized and homogenized. It's a dead food that has harmful microscopic fat particles due to the homogenization. On the other hand, yogurts and kefirs generally start with pasteurized milk, (but NOT homogenized), and are made alive and easier to digest again through the fermentation process. For this reason, I choose to NEVER use commercial milk, but I use yogurt several times a week, and I use Kefir DAILY because of its health benefits and great taste. Lastly, if you're skeptical that ANY dairy could be good for you because you've fallen for certain anti-animal food propaganda that floats around out there on the internet, here's one last fact to consider that might make vegans want to switch to vegetarians... It's well known that in the Caucasus Mountains and other areas of eastern Europe, that natives to that area drink kefir daily throughout their lives and routinely live to over 100 years old. And in India, fermented dairy in the form of Lassi is routinely consumed with daily meals, and they display much better health than the average American. Clearly, if "dairy was bad for you" as many so-called "experts" seem to like to claim, these natives in the Caucasus Mountains that drink dairy every day of their lives wouldn't be living to 100 years old! Just shows you to beware of who you trust for your health information. Lastly for today, now that you know the vital importance of probiotics to your digestion, immunity, and overall health, make sure to check this out:
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