Not So Boring Oats for Recovery

Updated: Feb 27

I know oatmeal doesn't really sound exciting or to appealing but you can dress it up in many different ways making this a delicious & nutritious breakfast! Also major recovery points: oats support healthy liver function by supplying soluble fiber, which promotes the flow of bile & detoxification.



A steaming bowl of oats for breakfast is packed with minerals, including calcium, potassium, & magnesium. Along with the B-complex vitamins that are vital for maintaining a healthy nervous system, building strong bones & teeth, supplying lots of silicon for healthy arterial walls, & essential to our sober recovery since B-vitamins are what we tend to be malnourished in the most.

Milk provides a good source of protein, carbohydrate, and fat, except skimmed milk, which contains virtually no fat. Milk contains essential amino acids, the fundamental components of proteins & building blocks of our tissues, which is important in the development of the brain & nervous system. However, keep the portions small because milk is high in saturated fat & sugars.

Bananas are also a great source of carbohydrates, providing you energy & potassium that can help ease muscle cramps & digestion, including an upset stomach. Some additional benefits bananas help with are: heart & blood health, brain function, immunity, healthy skin, & joint health.



  • One serving of Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup 2% milk

  • 1/2 sliced banana


  • Follow the instructions on package to prepare one serving of oatmeal. Top with 1/2 cup 2% milk & 1/2 sliced banana.


  • add cinnamon

  • fresh or dried berries

  • chopped apples

  • nuts

  • peanut butter

  • coconut sugar or honey for sweetness