I am looking for alkaline breakfast options. I usually have a fruit smoothie in the morning but I am a bit concerned about candida. Also, I dont seem to get full with the smoothie. What do most of you do for breakfast ?
I blend and liquify the above in a blender. Then in a bowl, I put in 2 tablespoons raw rolled oats, and two tablespoons raisins. I pour the blended liquid mixuture over this and eat like cereal. Very deilicious and addictive and gives me tons of energy in the morning.
Normally milk and oats are acidic, but since I started monkeying around with alkaline acid rebalancing, I have come to the conclusion that perhaps the combination of foods rather than their individual PH readings may well influence how these foods will effect individual PH levels. It is kind of like the glycemic index of foods, where some place too much emphasis on the individual values of foods as opposed to how the combined differing glycemic values of food ingredients effects their overall glycemic index and how consuming these combined foods will cause or prevent a insulin rush and subequent Sugar crash.
I just started testing my Urine and Saliva PH and what I am beginning to find is that my PH seems to be more influenced by the combination of foods that I consume. For instance, when I consume cauliflower cooked with vegetable broth, turmeric, cayenne, and mustard seed and I consume that with rice and chicken, lamb, fish, or bison, I get highly alkaline urine and saliva readings even in cases where the chicken, lamb, and fish make up a significant portion of the meal.
As far as my breakfast goes, yes the milk, oats, and even prunes may be acidic, but given the overpowering influence of other highly alklaine ingredients, it is not surprising that I also get highly alkaline saliva and urine readings after consuming this mixture.
But then everybody is different and this only applies to me based on my observations. Your experience(s) may be quite different.
very good point about observing how these things affect *you*.
what I have been enjoying lately, is savoury oatmeal.
I eat this more as a brunch and it lasts for hours...
I cook the oats in a bit of Sea Salt with a (small) handful of hijiki.
Just bring to a boil, and turn off, covered for about twenty minutes. (I use the thick steel cut oats)
to this, add a spoonful of good oil (olive or flax, walnut, coconut, hemp--according to your body's likes)
and a spoonful of ACV (I like pineapple ACV)
and a bit of nutritional yeast if desired.
you could also *hide* some kelp in there...this savoury oatmeal goes well with
then I put a pinch of Epsom Salts on, and maybe a drop of tamari--maybe some red pepper flakes...
you can also dice up cucumber, or eat the oats with a bit of raw sauerkraut
(or some pickled ginger). The sauerkraut is particularly good when it's *kimchi*
you make with read cabbage.
really--oats are wonderful for regulating blood Sugar issues, and I've forgotten the other reasons they are so good. But they are.
I couldn't in good consciensce leave it at "But they are"
here's why oats are good
Oats are considered a ‘cleansing grain.’ They not only cleanse your intestinal tract but your blood as well. Oats contain an excellent balance of amino acids. It’s proteins are almost in perfect proportion to the body’s needs. High in lysine which is often low in other cereal grains, oats bring a real balance to your protein needs without the need of mixing foods. Oats contain high levels of complex carbohydrates which have been linked to reducing the risk of cancer and the better control of diabetes.
Oat bran contains ß glucans, a cholesterol lowering chemical through a mechanism still unclear to the scientific community. This soluble fiber in oat bran may also aid in regulating blood Sugar levels by forming gels that slow the absorption of glucose sugar in the intestinal tract. It only takes 2 minutes to cook oat bran in boiling water. It’s almost a convenience food when thinking of things to have for breakfast.
Oat flour makes rich thickeners for soups, gravies and stews.
Nutrients in 100 Grams of Oats
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heh heh - glad to see I'm not the only one enjoying what you call "savory" oatmeal.
I started out eating the oatmeal with coconut oil, real salt, cilantro and a head of steamed broccoli. I made this concoction when I was in a "what should I eat for breakfast" dilemma. I decided to eat the combo of ingredients I thought would best suit my needs, regardless of taste. Fortunately, I discovered it tastes really good.
Then later I realized that oatmeal with coconut oil and kimchi is AMAZING!!!!! Breakfast, lunch or dinner, it's delicious. Sometimes, I crave it. I haven't had any for a while, though - I ran out of kimchi, then I went out of town. I need to make some more.
yours sounds delicious. Cilantro and broc.is a favorite too. I could eat tons of brocolli.
One way I really like it lately --and it may not be as *kosher* as 'just steamed'-
is the florets cut up really fine, and sauteed/steamed with chopped onion and lots of thyme. this way it is more like a pesto, or makes something with the oats that's more like risotto--and I can then leave the woody stalks to make broth with chard, etc.
You've got me thinking, I'd like to get some whole oat groats and do it that way, for a change from brown rice...
This recipe was posted by onthejourney in the Candida Forum . They are alleged to be perfect for those that suffer from Candida and are supposed to be really delicious. They sound really good and may be worth trying.