Addiction therapy involves many aspects and one of the most important is nutrition.

Detoxing from drug addiction can be extremely draining on the body because its has become very malnourished from taking drugs and has lots of toxins stored in the cells.  Protein is a hugely important nutrient for our clients because it helps the body to repair damaged tissues and helps to restore beat-up organs. Before we start our addiction therapy using Ibogaine medicine, we insist our clients eat breakfast so the medicine can be assimilated into the body easier.

To encourage this, lately we’ve making some varied and delicious oatmeal recipes! It allows us to get lots of different vital vitamins into a warm dish that is nourishing for our clients and it smell great first thing in the morning. Containing large amounts of calcium, magnesium and potassium.

One of our favorites is Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal and you make it like this:

1 serving

1/3 cup Scottish oats (wayyyyy creamier)

3/4 cup Nut Milk (we like coconut)with sprinkles of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla

Warm the nut milk and spices till boiling and turn down to low.  Add oatmeal to the milk and spices, using a whisk to constantly stir the oats, while cooking over the lowest temperature.  To create a creamier and liquid oatmeal, use less cooking time. Whisk constantly to avoid any lumps.  Add a pinch of salt at the end of the cooking time.  Top with a combination of maple syrup, coconut, big spoonful of virgin coconut oil,peanut butter, top with cacao nibs and sprinkle with hemp seeds.  Playing around with the spice levels and different toppings is totally possible. Adding any different nut butters, toasted nuts, bananas or blueberries is delicious too.

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