Fermented Steel Cut Oats

Okay, so you know how most people make oats with those little packets? And they think they’re doing themselves a world of good…when actually, that stuff is horrible for you!

I’m not an expert on nutrition, hoping to be one day, but packaged oatmeal usually has added sugars, chemicals, preservatives, and etc., in it that you really don’t even need. That’s why we should all make our own oats!

So…what are fermented oats? How do you make them?

Simple and Easy…if you have Greek Yogurt, steel cut oats (thick rolled oats work too), and almond milk, then you got this!

What you do:   ***do this the night before.

  1. Place the serving size of oats in a pot.
  2. For example, if I do 4 servings—I’m going to add around 1 1/3 cup of the oats I have. I will then add two big scoops of Non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt. I like Fage or Kirkland from Costco.
  3. Then add about 1 cup of almond milk.
  4. I put the lid on the oats and let it sit all night on the stove, not heated or anything.
  5. Then in the morning, cook as usual! Or you can eat them non-cooked like overnight oats, cold and creamy!

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I put banana, pecans, stevia, and honey in mine.

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What does this do?

It mainly breaks down the proteins in the oats which lets the person eating it, absorb the proteins much easier. Which is all the better! And letting it sit out in room temperature overnight activates the enzymes in the yogurt thus breaking down the phytic barrier.

    • Phytic Acid:  “discovered in 1903, is the principal storage form of phosphorus in many planttissues, especially bran and seeds. Phytate is not digestible to humans or nonruminant animals, however, so it is not a source of either inositol or phosphate if eaten directly. Moreover, it chelates and thus makes certain important minor minerals un-absorbable such as zinc and iron, and to a lesser extent, also macro minerals such as calcium and magnesium.”

People actually used to do this all the time! Back in the olden times. Hence the song,

“Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold,   Pease porridge in the pot, nine days old;   Some like it hot, some like it cold,   Some like it in the pot, nine days old.”  (Source)

I’m actually really glad I know this and will always make my oats like this! I want to get all the nutrients!!!!!! I want it ALL!

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Okay…so she totally came into my head when I typed that. Had to share this picture I found. Willy Wonka was a good movie, not my favorite, but a good one.

I think Charade with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, has to be my favorite older movie.

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It’s a great mystery/spy movie for the sixties.

Fact: Audrey is obsessed with old movies.

I grew up watching Turner Classic Movies and ACM, etc. And so I enjoy old movies a lot!

XOXO Audrey


Questions:

  • Have you ever tried fermented oats?
  • What’s your favorite older movie?

So Behind + Rotisserie Chicken Salad Recipe

So I definitely failed as a blogger this weekend

I haven’t blogged since the end of last week, so I’m pretty behind. Got some catchin’ up to do!

Shall we begin? How about some chicken salad?

Rotisserie Chicken Salad

FACT: Chicken salad made with rotisserie chicken is ten times better.

Guess what? That’s so true. Try it, and you shall understand.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Rotisserie chicken, shred yourself (I got mine at Costco)
  • A few stalks of celery (chopped fine) —-This is optional, and you can put in as much you would like because I know not everyone likes celery**
  • 1 bell pepper (chopped fine)
  • 1/2 purple onion (chopped fine)
  • Salt and pepper
  • A little cayenne pepper
  • 2-3 scoops of non fat plain greek yogurt (It’s according to how you like the texture, I eyeballed mine)

***Shred the chicken and get all that assembled into a mixing bowl, add the yogurt till it is the texture you like, then the veggies. Mix. Add salt and pepper.

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I ate mine on top of lots of chopped lettuce, salsa, and organic baby tomatoes.

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This morning I got in 15 minutes of cardio by using this pinterest workout

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It’s one of my favorite quick workouts to get that cardio in!

Breakfast

I had a delicious, sweet, and green smoothie this morning! With protein of course…

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Ingredients:

  • 6 frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop of plain Jarrow’s Formula Whey Protein powder
  • 1 big handful of organic baby spinach
  • 1 small handful of organic lettuce
  • 1 stalk of kale
  • 2 stalks of chopped celery
  • stevia
  • 1/2 tsp. Spirulina
  • 1 scoop of almond butter

MIX IT in a blendaaa

Yummy, yummy! I know it looks gross and green, but remember the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover?”

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When I got home from school today, I made a quick snack…well, I didn’t actually make it. I bought it from Costco from my trip there on Saturday…

An Organic Fuji Apple!

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And you bet I ate some almond butter with that apple…but I  didn’t take a picture.

I have come to the realization that a perfect pear is much tastier with almond butter than an apple is. Gasp! But to my taste buds, its is true!

And by perfect pear, I mean, it is not too ripe or squishy. But just ripe enough to actually be able to consume and slice perfect slices without pear juice going all over the place.

Workout

I warmed up and then completed two rounds of this 10 minute Cardio Tai Box Fit Sugar Workout for a total of 20 minutes!!! I was breathing so hard, which I didn’t think I was by just watching it. It was a real butt kicker.

I also got in a 5 minute plank workout and some Tara Stiles yoga stretching!

Okay, that’s part one of catching up! I have a yummy oatmeal recipe for you in the morning!


Questions:

  • Have you tried any new workouts recently?
  • Anything awesome happen over the weekend?