Supercharge your comforting bowl of oatmeal (or no'atmeal) and brighten your day with the addition of Flora Elderberry Crystals. This superfood bowl is a perfect way to bring you through winter: it supports your immune system against seasonal issues and provides purple-hued health-promoting antioxidants.*

Simply prepare your oatmeal as normal, add a scoop or two of Elderberry Crystals, and stir to dissolve. You can sweeten and/or top it in your favorite way.

Need more direction? Our preferred method would be to use organic rolled oats, soaked overnight in water. Adding a squeeze of lemon juice will make the nutrients in the oats more available.

Ingredients

Rolled oats
A squeeze of lemon
Double the amount of water as oats
A pinch of salt
1-2 scoops Flora Elderberry Crystals
Sweetener to taste

Suggested Toppings

  • Walnuts or your favorite nuts
  • Flax seeds or your favorite seeds
  • Maple syrup or your favorite sweetener
  • Flax oil or your favorite fat

Instructions

  • Combine oats and water. Add a squeeze of lemon if available and soak overnight.
  • The next morning, place a small pot of water on the stove and add a pinch of salt.
  • Drain and discard the soaking water from the oats. When the pot comes to a boil, add the drained oats.
  • Boil for 1 minute before lowering the heat. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes depending on your oats and remove from heat.
  • Stir in Elderberry Crystals, place lid on the pot, and allow to sit for 1-2 minutes before serving.

Not into grains? Try No’atmeal!

Ingredients

½ cup pecan pieces
2 Tbsp Flora Brown Flax Seeds
¼ cup Flora Flax Meal
1 scoop Flora Elderberry Crystals
Grated ginger or favorite sweetener to taste (optional)

    Topping Ideas

    • Walnuts or your favorite nuts
    • Coconut milk or favorite milk
    • Maple syrup or your favorite sweetener
    • Flax oil or your favorite fat

    Instructions

    • Cover the pecans with water and soak overnight.
    • The next morning, place a pot with about 2 cups of water on the stove.
    • Drain and discard the soaking water from the pecans. When the pot comes to a boil, add drained pecans and remaining ingredients to the pot. Stir and cook on medium heat for about 3 minutes and remove from heat.
    • Stir in Elderberry Crystals, place lid on the pot, and allow to sit for a minute or two before serving. 
    Dana Green Remedios, RHN, RNCP, is a Vancouver-based educator and coach. She is a regular contributor to the FloraHealthy blog and can answer your questions in English, French, and Spanish as a Product Information Specialist at Flora.

    * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.