Rethink breakfast for maximum health and longevity. Uncooked soaked oat groats is positively yummy!
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 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. We eat them raw. How?
(1) We 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 the bowl to get rid of any mold or dust from the huge silo towers all grains are stored in before shipping.
(2) Next we drain them one last time and then fill the bowl of oats with good purified water to soak for the night, fully covering the groats. They will nearly double in size.
(3) In the morning we make our oatmeal individually; we scoop out one cup per person and add 2 cups hot water in the blender with a hefty dose of clove powder (that ranks on the top of the chart for antioxidants) and cinnamon powder, or just use a teaspoon of pre-mixed pumpkin spice powder. Then grind away. After that, anyone else who's ready for breakfast makes theirs, fresh.
We drink it. No need to add anything to it (certainly, no sugar; you may want to add some almond milk). The reason we add so much water is that if you don't it is hard to scoop out of the blender and you lose time in the morning, cleaning and scraping. We need to make it quickly and be on our way. It gives great energy all morning.
We add a smoothie—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. Sustains remarkable health.