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One Easy Trick To Make Oatmeal Less Acidifying And More Delicious (Plus 3 Recipes)

I love oatmeal for breakfast, especially in the winter. And I know I am not the only one. Hot, satisfying, and creamy, oatmeal is a delicious and very popular comfort food.

Even though oats are acidifying, they’re listed as a Foundation Food in the Save Our Bones Program. They contain loads of bone-healthy vitamins and minerals, plus healthful fiber, so I decided to get creative and come up with a way to alkalize this winter favorite.

Today, I’ll share with you an alkalizing trick that produces creamy, sweet oatmeal without any milk, cream, or sugar. And that’s not all: three scrumptious recipes follow that include more creative, alkalizing oatmeal dishes.

So let’s start with a quick look at what makes oatmeal so nutritious, and “worth” alkalizing.

Oatmeal’s Powerful Nutrient Content

As I noted earlier, oatmeal is full of fiber and bone-smart nutrients, some of which are Foundation Supplements:
B complex vitamins*, which cover a broad scope of actions in the body from nerve function to bone health. B vitamins – specifically, B12, B6, and folic acid – work together to decrease homocysteine levels in the blood.
Iron is a component of hemoglobin, a protein that transports oxygen in the blood.
Silicon is a trace mineral that affects connective tissue, especially collagen, and works with calcium to build and mineralize bone.
Calcium* needs little explanation as far as bone health is concerned; but calcium’s various roles in the body go beyond bones. Calcium serves many purposes, including working synergistically with magnesium to build bone, regulate muscle contraction and relaxation, and influence nerve function.
Magnesium* is often overlooked when it comes to osteoporosis, but it’s a very important mineral that should be consumed along with calcium since these two minerals are interdependent.
Manganese* synthesizes connective tissue in both cartilage and bone, and it helps metabolize healthful fatty acids. Manganese works with zinc and copper to form Superoxide Dismutase, a crucial antioxidant your bones must have.

As you can see, humble oatmeal has a lot to offer! That’s why I wanted to figure out a way to reduce the acidifying effects of this nutritious food.

So What’s The Alkalizing Trick?

Here’s the “trick” in the form of a recipe. I used organic, old-fashioned, toasted oats for this, not instant oatmeal.

Love Your Bones Oatmeal

1 Serving

1Add oats, cold water or almond milk, and a pinch of sea salt to a pot according to package directions for 1 serving.
2In a bowl, mash 1 banana.
3Add the banana to the oats and water and mix well; cover pot, and bring to a boil.
4Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 3 minutes or until soft.
5Let stand 3 to 5 minutes before serving.

Now you have a sweet, creamy bowl of less acidifying oatmeal, thanks to the alkalizing banana.

And here are three recipes that show you how to make your oatmeal breakfast a pH-balanced meal.

Three Delicious Recipes To “Dress Up” And Alkalize Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

1 Serving

1 serving of Love Your Bones Oatmeal
1 carrot, peeled and shredded
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon plain, unsweetened yogurt
1 tablespoon slivered or chopped almonds
Ground cinnamon to taste

1While oatmeal is simmering, add the carrot, raisins, and cinnamon. Remove from heat when ready, and allow to sit with cover on for at least 3 minutes.
2Spoon the yogurt on top, sprinkle with almonds and additional cinnamon if desired. Serve warm.

Savory Sweet Potato Oatmeal

1 Serving

1 serving of Love Your Bones Oatmeal
1/3 cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed
1 tablespoon slivered or chopped almonds
Pumpkin pie spice to taste

1While oatmeal is simmering, mix in the sweet potato. When ready, remove from heat and allow to sit with cover on for at least 3 minutes.
2Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice and almonds. Serve warm.

Tropical Oatmeal

1 Serving

Of all the alkalizing oatmeal recipes, I have to say that this one is my favorite.

1 serving of Love Your Bones Oatmeal
1/3 cup mango, cut small
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
1 tablespoon slivered or chopped almonds

1Once oatmeal is fully cooked, transfer to a bowl and mix in the mango and coconut. Top with almonds and serve warm.

More Health Benefits Of “Dressed Up” Oatmeal

The above recipes do even more than provide creative and delicious ideas for eating this wintertime favorite. The additional ingredients have their own health benefits, such as:
Bananas, which add magnesium, boron, and B vitamins
Mangoes, which add Vitamin C B6, potassium, and carotenoids
Almonds, which offer calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, silicon, and boron
Carrots, which add boron, silicon, Vitamin K, and beta-carotene
Raisins, which offer additional silicon and boron
Sweet potatoes, which add beta-carotene and additional manganese. Also, sweet potatoes, along with the oats themselves, help lift your mood and combat the “winter blues” associated with this time of year.

Food Is Your Best Medicine!

Learning which foods have the right nutrients for your bones is a vital aspect of tackling osteoporosis without dangerous prescription drugs. The good news is that eating your way to better bone health can be quite simple when you know exactly what to do.

In Bone Appétit, the work is already done for you. Its clear, concise layout makes it easy to see which foods your body needs, and why. In Bone Appétit you’ll also find pH-balanced recipes for dishes that are typically acidifying, but that have been creatively modified, similar to the delicious bone-smart oatmeal recipes I shared with you today.