After reading The Fitnessista's New oaty love posting, I decided to be bold, and try some oat groats myself! I'm a big oatmeal fan, so I figured, 'oh, heck, why not!'. I went to our local natural market and picked up a pound of oat groats (from the bulk bins), and some Synergy Kombucha (yum!).
Before going to bed (around 9pm) I put 1/2 cup of the groats into a glass bowl with 1/2 cup of water, and let them sit overnight.
By the morning, most of the liquid had been absorbed (sorry for the fuzz!!)
Then, I drained them, and mixed in 3/4 of a small mashed banana, and cinnamon, and topped it with thawed frozen organic raspberries and 6 crushed almonds.
YUM!! It was such a strange texture, but all of the flavors mixed together made it very enjoyable! I just finished my bowl, and should be full for a good long while! I encourage everyone to try oat groats!! This would be a great 'on the go' breakfast, since refrigeration and heat were no factor in making it!
Next time, I might try some other fruit alternatives- apple, blueberry, or strawberry, and instead of almonds, put in a teaspoon of peanut butter? YUM YUM YUM!!!
So, take care of yourself, and take care of each other. Until next time, try some oat groats! Namaste.