Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oat Groats...

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.


Fitnessista said...

so glad you liked them! thank you for the lovely shout out :D i need to buy some more!

Christina said...

mmmmm yummy!