1/27/2015 2:48:07 PM
My morning porridge:
2T ground flax seed
2T oat bran, dry
4 T wheat bran, dry
3-4 walnuts, crushed
14 grams (1/2 oz) dried cherries, dried cranberries, raisins or dried blueberries
1-1/4 to 1-1/3 cup water
Mix and heat on the stove until thickened and the water is absorbed. It can be microwaved, yet make sure the bowl is large enough and watch it to avoid boil over. I find it to be sweet enough from the dried fruits. Add some sweetener if desired.
On brands... I am not brand specific. I did get my ground golden flax seed at Costco but I've eaten Bob's Red Mill or Kroger "Simply" brand too. I typically use the nuts and dried fruits from Costo simply due to lower cost per use and I like the quality. I've used Kroger and Sunsweet raisins, too. Bran - I buy what is the lowest cost as it's more of a commodity item. Kroger Simply is usually well priced as is Hodgson Mills. Bob's Red Mill is nice stuff and they think so too considering that it's often priced higher than other brands, conventional or organic. I'm for "use that brand it if it tastes good."
I've eaten this for breakfast 6 times per week average for the last four months. It's filling. My stomach adores it. I seriously do not get hungry after I eat it but I don't feel stuffed either. I just feel pleasant.
Anecdotal evidence here. My fasting LDL cholesteraol dropped 25 mg/dL in a year by adding this porridge for breakfast.
I'm a scientist. Testimonials are anecdotal - show me the double blind-placebo studies! I was just surprised to see my LDL drop this much because my LDL cholesterol was just at 100 mg/dL before I started eating this for breakfast. We each are an Experiment of One.