Raw Oat Milk

 

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Hi everyone

H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R!

How are you?

Hope the festive season has been everything you wished for….

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged as I’ve been dancing with my own health issues. It’s certainly taking me on another learning curve. 🙂

It looks like it may lead to a whole other blog, if any of you have any natural remedies for acute diverticulitis or Diverticular disease please let me know how you are coping with it?

Soooo…… I keep hearing about making your own milk with oat groats. I had no idea what oat groats were, so I googled it:

“Groats are whole grains that include the cereal germ and fibre-rich bran portion of the grain as well as the endosperm (which is the usual product of milling).”

Courtesy of Wikipedia

Fortunately I can get them from my local Ethica store, which is a really lovely shop with very friendly and helpful staff, here in Plymouth, UK.

So now for a recipe. I’m going to try this one today and let you know how it goes.

Recipe for Raw Oat Milkraw oat milk

50 g oat groats

¼ teaspoon salt (I always use pink Himalayan)

Water (fresh, filtered)

  • Put the oat groats in a bowl
  • Cover with fresh (filtered) water
  • Leave overnight
  • Pour through a colander and throw away the water that the groats were soaked in
  • If you have time, leave the oats in the colander at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours, to initiate the sprouting process
  • Put the oats in a blender, with the salt and 1 litre of fresh (filtered) water, and blend until very smooth
  • Let the water and the oats mixture rest for 1 hour at room temperature
  • Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into an airtight container
  • Oat milk will keep for 4 to 5 days in the fridge. It will separate as it sits; so stir well before using
  • You can sweeten your milk with organic honey or other natural sweetener if you like

If you’ve already got a favourite raw oat milk recipe that you use, maybe you can share it with us?

Will let you know our results soon. 🙂

Until next time, enjoy the New Year!

Sue  x

p.s. Emma is doing really well!!!