Calcium Filled Oatmeal Granola Cereal Recipe
Soft Oatmeal Granola Cereal With Chia and Tahini
Thanks to searching out food sources rich in calcium I have recently written about blackstrap molasses and chia seed. Focusing on oatmeal because I learned about its calcium content motivated me to develop a basic super easy recipe for us to eat once a day.
A mere 1/2 cup of oatmeal provides about 200 milligrams of calcium, making it a highly rated source of the mineral. Pouring a cup of almond milk over this soft granola cereal gives us approximately 350 milligrams of calcium. Since vitamin C helps our bodies absorb calcium having orange juice or a drink such as Emergen-C (with its other vitamins and minerals) each day is a smart move.
I would certainly say this recipe is a breakfast food, but if we cannot work it in at that hour it really does make a great anytime snack. As it is so tasty my husband dove into a bowl full. I had failed to mention to him (oops) that 1/4 cup was the amount to start with and he could add more after eating that much if he wanted it. The poor guy learned how filling it is the hard way.
Check out at the recipe below (remember to start with a small serving), and if you want more information on getting and keeping calcium from food, take a look at the information below the Oatmeal Chia Granola Cereal. You’ll see a link for my previous two recipes designed to give us more calcium in our everyday diet.
Ingredients for Oatmeal Chia Tahini Granola Cereal
- 1 cup tahini
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 tablespoon chia
- 2 tablespoons dark cocoa
- 1/8 cup sugar (or other sweetener like blackstrap molasses)
Mix it Up and Done!
- In a glass bowl mix the sesame butter (tahiini), chia, cocoa, sugar, and honey together until smooth. Combine oats into the mixture.
- Microwave 30-60 seconds (depending on your appliance’s wattage) and stir. Repeat 2 more times. It will be soft crumbly.
- When cool place the mixture into an 6-8 cup container with a lid that seals well or into a zip lock bag for storage.
Adding nuts or other seeds would be easy enough but we wanted this basic, light recipe to have on hand for eating like a cereal or dry granola. I expected to possibly tweak the amounts a bit, but we were happy with our first results.
Because of our warm, humid region I am storing our batches in the fridge. Cooler, dryer areas may be able to store them in the pantry. Even in our region this granola cereal is a great choice for the limited storage campers face.
More Recipes Focusing on Calcium
Fractured vertebrae caused me to do some research on what foods were highest in calcium and how to encourage absorption of calcium. In the process I learned about foods the inhibit its absorption and health factors that play a part in how we absorb it.
Similar to this one, two previous posts contain recipes with high calcium ingredients. You may wish to add Blackstrap Molasses Bar Cookies and No-Bake Chia Seed Breakfast Cookies to your recipe file if you need to increase your calcium intake.
Good Advice on Eating and Keeping the Calcium We Eat
What More Can We Do?
Appropriate weight bearing exercises for your condition helps build up bones, and walking regularly for exercise is crucial to maintaining balance for fall prevention.
Foods and Calcium
Oatmeal Contains Calcium?
A mere 1/2 cup of oatmeal provides about 200 milligrams of calcium, making it a highly rated source of the mineral.
How Much Calcium Do We Need?
What's Your Take?
A Calcium Story
Calcium needs friends. Magnesium, vitamin C, and vitamin K are essential to retaining calcium. These absorbing friends can be found in positive places.The list includes parmesan (an especially cheesy friend), kale (baby kale being quite agreeable), summer squash, and high quality supplements.
Keeping the positive and avoiding the negative is important to think about. If you need to build up your calcium levels to heal a broken bone or stave off osteoporosis then you should remember to stay away from a few bullies. Caffeine, alcohol, soft drinks, and more do not play well with calcium. They rob our bodies of this crucial nutrient.
Making friends with an exercise routine designed to build strong bones is also a key factor in bone health. Appropriate weight bearing exercises for your condition helps build up bones, and walking regularly for exercise is crucial to maintaining balance for fall prevention.
Let your bones live happily ever after with the rest of your body by keeping the best friends and dismissing the worst. Life’s too short to waste!