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Oats are excellent for upset stomachs and over-stressed nerves, providing an abundance of minerals, vitamins, mucilage and fat. In-season berries or sliced bananas instead of apples also work well in this recipe.

Oats are excellent for upset stomachs and over-stressed nerves, providing an abundance of minerals, vitamins, mucilage and fat. In-season berries or sliced bananas instead of apples also work well in this recipe.

3/4 cup (185 ml) whole oat kernels,
coarsely ground
Water to just cover oats
3 Tbsp (45 ml) yogurt or kefir
1 Tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice
1 Tbsp (15 ml) honey
1 Tbsp (15 ml) sunflower seeds or finely chopped almonds
2 large apples, washed
1/2 cup (125 ml) fruit or seasonal berries
1/4 tsp (1 ml) ground cinnamon

Soak oat flakes and raisins in milk overnight. Next morning, add grated apples, lemon juice and honey. Mix thoroughly. Spoon into cereal bowls and top with nuts. Serves four generously.

Source: alive #241, November 2002

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