As a child growing up in a Caribbean house hold I was dreadfully afraid of the "P" word yes you guessed it "porridge". Seemingly unfortunate for me porridge was high on the list of nutritional morning foods. My parents loved to feed us children something warm to remedy those northern frigid winter mornings. Something about the whole combination of hot mushy and sometimes lumpy "meal" that took my appetite away. As motheOat Flakesrhood set in I came to realized that porridge was a good thing for myself as well as my children. So I stepped up to the plate, I tried oh how I tried but still could not bring my self to wrap my lips around a spoon filled with porridge. Until now! Well kinda sorta.
Organic Oats are a jewel in the quest for healthier whole grains, I realized that they are inexpensive and easily assessable. A great treat that takes many forms oats are reported to be good for:
Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Blood Pressure Control
Lower Bad Cholesterol
Decrease Risk in Hormone related Diseases
General Health and Longevity
Recently discovering whole grain milk namely oat milk has changed my porridge nightmares into sweet milk dreams. Here is a great simple and easy way to make Oat Milk.
recipe by Emunah Ysrael
1 Cup of Organic Oat Flakes
2 Cups of Purified Water ( I like to soak oats for a few or so, and add more water so it wont be to thick)
1 Tbs of Black Strap Molasses
1 Tsp of Vanilla
Blend all ingredients together for 1-2 minutes
Pour contents through a strainer or cheesecloth (so as to only have liquid and no left over pulp
substance) in a bowl.
Pour into a container.
Refrigerate milk and use within 48 hours.
Enjoy fresh from the blender, Enjoy over your favorite whole grain cereal, Enjoy in your next baking
recipe, Just Enjoy
Tip: Other alternative whole grain milks options include Quinoa, Millet, Amaranth
Special Note: Those with a gluten-sensitivity should heed caution with Oat Milk
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