There are some who are curious just about what we have been eating and where we started. I started by eliminating all dairy. My kids were having huge bowls of yogurt in the morning, cottage cheese for lunch and milk throughout the day. So my first move was to incorporate this awesome oatmeal recipe into their mornings. It was given to me from my aunt who is a nurse and incredibly knowledgable about nutrition and the harmful effects sugar has on our bodies.
It must be eaten 4 times a week for the effects to be noticeable. People who use it regularly notice and enhanced immune response and fewer allergic reactions, as well as improved digestion. They often report increased energy and stabilized blood sugars. It also is instrumental in lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. High fiber diets have been demonstrated to reduce the risk of colon cancer. Most of the ingredients are found at Smiths.
· 4 cups rolled organic oats
· 2 cups oat bran
· 1 cup sunflower seeds
· 1 cup raw unsalted nuts, chopped ( I use the almond slivers)
· 1 cup lecithin granules (I have never been able to find this)
· 1 cup ground flaxseeds
Mix all the ingredients well and grind in a blender. I add a little cinnamon as I'm grinding the ingredients together. I use un-sweetend 30 cal. almond milk and Agave Nectar before microwaving it for one minute.
I have very picky eaters and my kids love love it! Finn can eat more then me and Genevieve combined.
If you are like Joe and are worried about the kids or yourself not getting enough calcium without dairy. Here are some other sources of calcium:
· Spinach 245mg/cup
· Turnip greens 198mg/cup
· Broccoli 42mg/cup
· Almonds 251 mg/cup
· Brazil nut 213mg/cup
· Salmon 181 mg/3 oz
· Almond Milk 450mg/cup Silk Pure Brand
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