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.
- Place the serving size of oats in a pot.
- 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.
- Then add about 1 cup of almond milk.
- I put the lid on the oats and let it sit all night on the stove, not heated or anything.
- Then in the morning, cook as usual! Or you can eat them non-cooked like overnight oats, cold and creamy!
I put banana, pecans, stevia, and honey in mine.
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!
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.
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!
- Have you ever tried fermented oats?
- What’s your favorite older movie?