FROM: Liz Arch
Who says oatmeal needs to be sweet? Prepare the oats as you traditionally would, but instead of adding berries and sweeteners, toss in some nutrient-dense greens and gut-healing probiotic-rich kimchi, top with a brain-boosting egg, and finish with omega-rich seeds. And a bonus: some people find that starting the day off on a saltier note can be more grounding and stabilizing.
1 cup water (or 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup vegetable broth for more flavor)
1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
3 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups spinach
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup kimchi, store-bought or homemade
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
Hot sauce (optional)
Bring the water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small or medium saucepan over high heat, then add the oats. Turn the heat down to a simmer and let the oats simmer uncovered for 3 to 5 minutes. When the oats have cooked to your taste, remove from the heat and set them aside in the pot.
In a medium saucepan, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil. Add the spinach and a pinch each of red pepper flakes, sea salt, and pepper and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, until the spinach is slightly wilted. Place the oats in a bowl and top with the spinach.
In the same saucepan, heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and add the egg. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes over medium-high heat, until the egg is golden around the edges and cooked to your liking. Place the egg in the bowl with the oats and spinach. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Add the kimchi to the bowl and top the bowl with a few slices of avocado and the hemp seeds. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste and add a hot sauce drizzle if you like.