Wednesday - Oats
Oats can also be cooked ahead in a big batch and warmed quickly in the morning.
Oats help us feel full and can support our digestive health. They contain fiber that can help reduce constipation and a TON of vitamins and minerals. Since they're so versatile it's very easy to add a bunch of super foods for an incredibly nourishing breakfast!
Pre soaking oats (and all beans/legumes and nuts) is an important step as they contain phytic acid, an anti nutrient (inhibits absorption of minerals) that is hard for us to digest. By soaking them we're able to pre digest them - making it faster to cook but easier to digest so we can use more of the nutrients in them.
Soak your oats overnight (or about 8 hours) in a bowl with room temperature water + 1 Tbs of apple cider vinegar (helps assist in the breakdown of phytic acid. In the morning (or after 8 hours) rinse and drain the oats and then cook as instructed on the package of oats you're using.
Ex. Bob's Redmill Rolled Oats
For 1 serving
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 2 cups water
- pinch of salt
Bring water to a rolling boil. Add oats and reduce heat to medium to low to simmer. Cook for 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
When cooked to desired consistency and serving add fruit, chia seeds, hemp hearts, raw honey, cinnamon, raisins, pumpkin seeds or any nuts/seeds of your choice.
To reheat add a bit of water or milk to thin out consistency.