Rethink breakfast for maximum health and longevity, considering pre-soaked oat groats.
Because Dr. Esselstyne, MD, Director of the Cleveland Heart Clinic has researched how fabulous oatmeal is for your body, we have taken it "up" big time. HeartlandMill.com (in western Kansas) is a good US source of clean, 100% organic oat groats ($63 for a 50-pound sack; see if your local health food store can bulk order it for you, otherwise the expense of shipping it directly to your door could double the price).
Oat groats provide massive amounts of fiber, which is super helpful to keep veins and arteries cleaned out and sustain good colon health [good intestinal health is key to having good overall health], filled with phytonutrients and polyphenols (another micro nutrient category, totally missing from meat and dairy, which your body needs and thrives on).
Here's how to get the most from your oats—without belaboring the process.
(1) Rinse a cup of the whole oat groats the night before, rinsing them three times and using the back of a large spoon to smoosh the oats against the sides of your server bowl or the wire strainer, to get rid of any mold or dust from the silo towers all grains are stored in before shipping.
(2) Directly after draining them after their third rinse, add enough good (clean, purified) water to the serving bowl of oats to fully cover them, and then leave them to soak overnight. They will nearly double in size by morning.
(3) The next morning (or even two mornings later, if you want to let the groats become even more bio-available--but rinse them again that second night), grind your two cups of soaked oats with 2 cups of water in your blender. Next, pour out that wet mixture into a pot, and add another 2 cups of purified water and also a half teaspoon of ground clove powder (that ranks on the top of the chart for antioxidants) and a whole teaspoon of ground cinnamon powder, and cook until thick (turn it down to 275 degrees F. or medium after it boils, and keep stirring it the entire time).
No need to add anything to it (no white processed sugar), but you may want to add some almond milk and sprinkle it with stevia or coconut sugar. It gives great energy for the morning.
Sometimes we add a smoothie to our breakfast diet—either an hour before or a couple of hours afterwards—including chia seeds and berries (which rank at the top of the fruit category for daily consumption).
Yup, here are two very healthy breakfasts—either one or the other delayed for use as a mid-morning snack. A good strategy for sustaining health.