Ginger and Molasses Oatmeal

Ginger and Molasses Oatmeal (1)

This is another Christmas flavor: Ginger! Why? Because ginger is use to spice up many desserts, and this is the season where people do more desserts. Secondly, ginger used to keep temperatures high; so use it to warm up your body. It combines perfectly with a hot cocoa. Chefs use to pair up ginger with molasses and it makes a nice flavor combination. I made some Ginger and Molasses Muffins and they were really delicious and fluffy. I used to eat them with a hot cup of almond milk during cold nights.

WP_20150131_001

Molasses occur when sugar cane is boiled and a viscous liquid is made. Molasses are so healthy! Did you know that only 2tsp provide you a 12% of your recommended dosis of calcium? It is also a good source of minerals such as manganese, copper, potassium and magnesium.

Ginger and Molasses Oatmeal (2)WP_20150131_002

Blackstrap molasses has a low glycemic index. This means the glucose and carbohydrates are metabolized slowly, demanding less insulin production and stabilizing blood sugar levels. This results in less lipids or fats being stored in the liver while reducing your diabetes 2 risk factor.”  Other charecteristic of these super food is that it fights anemia.

WP_20150131_004WP_20150131_005

Ingredients:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           yield: 1 person

1/2cup oats      1tsp molasses         cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg to taste       1/2cup ginger water

Optional toppings: chopped apple, blueberries, kiwi, blackberries, almonds, hemp seeds, molasses

Ginger and Molasses Oatmeal (5)WP_20150131_006

Procedure:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           First, to prepare the ginger water cut a piece of ginger about 4inches and blend it with water until it is dissolved. Add 1/2cup of this water to the oats in a deep dish and then add 1/2cup of water and the spices.

Ginger and Molasses Oatmeal (3)

You can dilute the ginger water with more water. Then, add the liquid to a pot on medium heat and then add the oats and spices. Let it boil and reduce the heat. It should be creamy after 3mins. Pour the oatmeal over a deep dish and add the desire toppings and drizzle 1/4tsp molasses.

Ginger and Molasses Oatmeal (4)

Nutrition facts without the toppings: 2.5 g fat      30.5g carbohydrates      5g protein

Ginger and Molasses Oatmeal (6)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s