The Breakfast For Those With Acid Reflux

If eating breakfast before 9 am makes you queasy, then this recipe is for you. It is common for those who have been diagnosed with mild acid reflux to have irritation if they eat traditional breakfast (eggs, hash browns, ham, etc.) before their stomach settles after sleeping. This is probably why brunching was invented.

A lot of us like to work out in the early AM, but without a little fuel it can be tiring. This is where oatmeal comes into play. Oatmeal is mild and coats the stomach without aggravating the acid in your stomach. But, if you eat oatmeal you know it can get boring fast. Eating oatmeal at least four times a week (and NOT the one packet microwavable kind, what is that stuff anyways?). We've become quite the oatmeal connoisseur and have found a way to change things up.

Oatmeal is just the base, it is what you add to it that keeps the meal fresh and new. Here is our favorite recipe.

Creamy Cinnamon _______(Insert fruit) Oatmeal for one:

Prep Time: About 3 minutes, Cook Time: About 5 minutes = 8 Minutes to deliciousness

Chopped Fruit (usually one piece, depending on what you pick)
2 tbsp. water
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Dash of brown sugar
Dash of salt
2/3 cup oats
3/4 cup of your favorite kind of milk (soy, almond, regular, etc.)
1 tsp. syrup (you can match the fruit you choose)

On the Stove (you can do microwave, but it doesn't taste the same) put water, fruit, cinnamon, and salt in a small pot and let it simmer for a bit. When the fruit is soft or has had a couple of minutes in the cinnamon, add your oats and milk. Mix, cover for 3-5 minutes. Make sure you stir every minute, so it doesn't stick. After 5 minutes pour your oatmeal in a bowl, put fresh fruit, the dash of brown sugar, and the syrup on top. Then eat it!

My favorite combos/lonesome loves:
Pears
Pear and Apple
Apple and Mango
Blueberry
Blueberry and Strawberry
Strawberry and Banana (Banana on top not in the initial mixture)
Almond and Strawberry

If you have an oatmeal recipe we want to hear it! Comment below or email us at homebase@lifecyclediaries.com