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