Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Raw Oatmeal and Raw Nut/Seed Mylk
Yum! This is a tasty treat to mix it up and have something different than green juice, green smoothie or a piece of fruit for breakfast. I wasn't sure how this would feel in my body, as I don't like a ton of grain, but if felt really good and my hubby loved it as well. Soak oat groats in clean water overnight (1/2 cup per serving). In the morning, drain and rinse the oat groats well. Put them in the food processor or blender with just enough water to get the consistency you like. You can also a date and some sea salt before blending. To the bowl, I added some local, dried plums, goji berries, frozen huckleberries and cinnamon.
For the nut/seed mylk, soak the nuts or seeds of your choice overnight. I usually use sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds. If you forgot to soak something, you don't need to soak hemp seeds and they are delicious too! In the morning, drain and rinse your soaked nuts/seeds and add about 3-4 cups of water for every cup of nuts/seeds. Blend well. Many people strain their mylk with a nut mylk bag, but I just leave the extra fiber in there. I also like to add a little vanilla stevia and a dash of Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt before blending (fresh vanilla bean and a dash of honey is awesome too!).
Why does she keep spelling mylk like that?! The raw food community tends to write mylk and cheeze like this to separate the spelling from it's better known dairy version.
Nut/seed mylk is the very easiest way to digest nuts/seeds. The 2nd easiest is nut/seed butter and the last is raw, sprouted nuts/seeds themselves. Enjoy and let me know if you try this recipe! Cheers!