Raw Food: Flaked Oats
As promised, your first raw food recipe made with flaked oats. Now that it is November, I find myself wanting a little more than a green drink for breakfast on some days. The perfect solution? Flaked Oats! High in soluble and insoluble fiber, oats are know to reduce blood cholesterol. They can also help regulate blood sugar, aid in digestion and because they contain phytochemicals, they help reduce your cancer risk. Studies have also shown that they also help control blood pressure and are an excellent source of energy giving carbohydrates.
Now that I have found a great source for organic, flaked oats that I can actually use in a raw food recipe, I have put my occasional raw oatmeal back on the menu! This takes a little advanced preparation, and you will be using the dehydrator so plan accordingly. I normally make them right when I get up. They will be ready when you are done showering.
- 1 cup flaked oats
- 1/2 to 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup goji berries
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds
- agave or maple syrup* to taste.
- Place oats in glass bowl. Cover with almond milk. Stir in goji berries.
- Place in dehydrator at 145 (the food won’t heat above 116) for 30 minutes, reduce temp and continue for another 1/2 hour.
- Top with walnuts and sweeten to taste.
Chef’s Note: You can also start soaking the oats the night before and then gently warm in the dehydrator.