How To Properly Prepare Grains
For the past year, I have restricted most of my grains in my diet. I have been slowly reintroducing grains back into my diet.
I have learned a lot about grains and how to properly prepare grains.
There are 3 ways one can properly prepare grains to make them more digestible. I will be expanding on this information in future post.
- sprouting grains
- fermenting grains
- soaking grains
Today we are using the soaking method. By soaking the grains in an acidic medium (lemon juice, buttermilk, liquid whey, yogurt, or apple cider vinegar) you break down the anti-nutrients in the oats and the minerals are released making the oats digestible.
Soaking grains has been done for centuries by our ancestors and it has only been since after WWII that this process has been eliminated.
So if you are looking for a traditional way to prepare your oatmeal try this recipe. You might be surprised how great you feel and how filling this breakfast is. I am not hungry at all after I have oats in the morning until 12:30 pm and I feel great!
- 1 cup rolled organic oats (not quick oats)
- 1 cup filtered water
- 2 tbsp acidic medium (yogurt, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, buttermilk)
- ½ tsp unrefined sea salt
- Add 1 cup of oats, water, and the acidic medium into a glass bowl and stir well. Cover and let it sit overnight on the counter (at least 7-8 hours).
- In the morning add another 1 cup of filtered water and the unrefined sea salt, stir well. ***Note - if you feel the oatmeal is to sour, you can rinse the oats before adding the additional 1 cup of water, but this is not necessary.
- Heat to a low simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
- Serve with a generous portion of butter and cream.