Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Wake up healthy

I mentioned my naturopathic doctor, Melissa Metcalfe, in a previous post. She is this incredibly healthy-looking blonde woman who rides her bike to work...about 10 miles.

I have had medical doctors with pallorous skin and a smoker's cough. I feel better about going to someone who clearly takes good care of themselves.

Dr. Metcalfe is always talking about getting enough fiber in your diet. And since most Americans frequently dine on fiber-free fare like potatoes, white bread and white pasta, she is probably right to keep mentioning it.

This is her incredibly healthy and fiber-filled breakfast recipe:

Dr. Melissa Metcalfe's High-Fiber (and we do mean HIGH fiber) Oatmeal
1/2 cup long-cooking (at least 5 minutes) oats
1/4 cup wheat bran
1 1/c cups water

Bring water to a boil. Salt if desired. Add oats and wheat bran, stir, turn heat down to medium and cook until done, about 5 minutes. Leave a little more moist than you normally like your oatmeal.

Remove from heat and stir in
1 scoop unflavored protein powder

If desired, add berries and/or sweetener (I simply have to - I use maple syrup).


Laurabob said...

The butter makes your coat shine, and prevents scowling. It's actually healthier.

Anonymous said...

It's even better if you make it overnight in a slow-cooker. But the protein powder turns it to glue, I think. YOu don't really absorb much protein when you injest it this way.
"White" pasta, if made from durum wheat isn't actually fiber free. Buy the imported stuff if you want more fiber.