Recipe of the Month: Pomegranate and Walnut Oatmeal
Total time: 20 minutes
Gluten and dairy free
- 3 cups of steel cut oats (gluten free)
- 5 cups of coconut, cashew, almond, or oat milk
- 1 cup of pomegranate seeds
- ½ cup of walnuts
- ¼ cup of maple syrup
- ¼ cup of chia seeds
- 1-2 tsps of cinnamon
- 2 tsp of vanilla extract
- Optional toppings
- Cook oats on stove top. Add oats and milk in sauce pan with cinnamon and vanilla, cook over medium heat until oats soften, about 8-10 minutes. Add more milk as needed to get desired consistency.
- Transfer oats into a large bowl and add the rest of the ingredients and combine together.
- Keep in fridge for up to 1 week
Don’t let getting the seeds out of a pomegranate intimidate you! It is very simple. I get a bowl of cold water, and cut the pomegranate down the middle, then I pull it apart into quarters, I gently pull the seeds off of the white flesh and put it into the bowl of water. Strain and pick off any remaining white flesh and enjoy!
Dr. Schmidt tip: Get creative with your oatmeal! Lots of people lock themselves into just the standard breakfast toppings but think outside the box! Consider toasted pumpkin seeds, flax seed, almond butter, dried apricots, fresh fruit, goat cheese or feta cheese, cardamom spice, toasted pistachios, coconut flakes, roasted sweet potatoes or squash, spinach, roasted mushrooms, or poached eggs are all good options. For more tips follow me on Instagram @DrB_langfordchiro
Health fact: Pomegranates are a beautiful and delicious, tart, fruit that is packed with vitamins and rich anti-oxidants. They are tasty mixed into an oatmeal but also good to eat on their own as a healthy snack. They are tagged as a super fruit!
Fun fact: Pomegranate trees can live up to 200 years!
Resources: fun fact from 10 interesting facts about pomegranates. Thatsitfruit.com. Accessed on 12/04/2018 https://thatsitfruit.com/blog/10-interesting-facts-about-pomegranates/