Are you exhausted from a late Saturday night and looking for the energy to get those weekend chores done?
Then add wheat berries to your breakfast! Wheat berries are high in fiber and protein to help to stabilize your blood sugar and they contain nutrients including B vitamins and magnesium (both help convert food into energy).
Plus wheat berries provide phosphorous, iron, copper, manganese, and selenium—all needed to keep your body healthy and in good working order to feel your best. Clearly it’s time for some scrumptious Wheat Berry Oatmeal!
Wheat Berry Oatmeal:
- 1/2 cup wheat berries
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 4 cups water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ½ cup raisins
- 1 cup apples, cored and chopped
- A splash of low-fat or fat-free milk
- ¼ cup slivered almonds
- A pinch of cinnamon
- Fresh berries
- Soak wheat berries overnight in 1 cup of water. Boil wheat berries in 2 cups of water for about an hour, or until cooked
- Bring 4 cuts of water to a boil in a saucepan.
- Add oatmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins and apples to boiling water. Let simmer on low heat for about 25 minutes, or until oats are cooked through.
- Add wheat berries to cooked oatmeal. Leave on low heat for 1-2 minutes to reheat the wheat berries.
- Pour a splash of milk over your cooked hot cereal to give it a bit of a creamy texture.
- Top with slivered almonds, a pinch of cinnamon, and your favorite fresh berries.
Serving Size: 149g; Calories: 227; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 8mg; Total Carbohydrates: 46g; Fiber: 7g; Sugars: 18g; Protein: 5g; Vitamin A: 1%; Vitamin C: 41%; Calcium: 6%,Iron: 11%
Have you ever tried wheat berries? How did you prepare them?