Oatmeal (and grains in general) on the other hand, have been a staple breakfast for me for a while now. When in doubt, make some oatmeal, or quinoa porridge, or amaranth, or kamut cereal, or ….. you name them. So I honestly wondered how we were going to do this.
I am so thankful for this whole 30 journey because revival has come to my breakfast, my mornings have received a touch from The Lord, and I couldn’t be more thankful! I would say I am pretty firm on my decision to say Goodbye to oatmeal for breakfast.
I know, that’s a bit intense for you right? I thought same! Wait till you try this Hash!!
And before you hit me with the fibre in oatmeal speech…
the amount of ‘fibre’ in a cup of oatmeal, is bioavailable in a cup of broccoli, or even a banana.
What they don’t preach to you, in addition to the ‘fibre’ in grains, is that this fibre is NOT bioavailable – meaning readily available to your body. They contain phytates which ACTUALLY inhibit the absorption of nutrients by your body.So it is always advised that you soak your grains in a mineral solution for at least 8 hours before consumption. And even with that, some phytates still remain. Who wants to go through that when you can get readily available fibre in fruits and vegetables? I certainly do!
It’s amazing what you’ll find once you actually get curious enough to read!
As I said, wait till you try this hash! and thank me later 🙂
And can I just say, I learned how to cook with apples and just like that, my life will NEVER be the same!
1 sweet potato (washed, peeled, cubed)Half a medium sized onion (washed, peeled, cubed)
1 medium apple (**washed with vinegar to get rid of artificial wax coating; cubed)
1 beet (washed, peeled, cubed)1- 11/2 + 1 tsp of coconut oil/clarified butter | ghee ( I am OBSESSED with Vanilla Bean Ghee! gosh! I can’t and won’t even get started because that’s a whole other blogpost!)Salt and black pepper to tasteHerbs – oregano, thyme, basil, rosemary…. whatever you want
Preheat oven to 375 degreesWash sweet potato and beet thoroughly, peel and cube (but not into tiny pieces).Place in a baking dishSeason with salt, black pepper and herbsEvenly coat with coconut oil/ghee. Start with 1 tsp and add other half if it’s not enough so your meal doesn’t end up soggy.When the oven is heated, place your baking dish in for 25-30 minutes, or until your sweet potatoes and beets are soft but not all mushy!Once our sweet potato-beet combo is ready, heat skillet with 1 tsp of oil, add onions and stir for about a minute.Add in your sweet potatoes and beets and cook for a minute or two. (remember they are ready, so you just want to blend in all the flavors.)Add your apples and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring so that all the yummy flavors fold in perfectly!READY and ENJOY!
My breakfast: Sweet Potato & Beet Hash, An Egg, and Avocado topped with sesame and squash seeds.
**Sometimes, I sub sweet potatoes for sweet plantains, or I just use both! That’s the cool thing about hash! No limits! Just don’t overdo it or you might mess it up!:p
**You can fry your egg separately, or add egg to skillet with all other ingredients and cook till egg is ready. 🙂
When you’re eating REAL food, you don’t have to worry about calories, portion control or whatever it is THEY say. 🙂 This is so filling! Especially with eggs and avocado! I’m hungry already!