Saturday, August 13, 2011

Eating Uncooked Oatmeal


Oatmeal is a staple in many food storage's. It is no wonder with its long shelf life and excellent nutritional value. It is a good source of minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and manganese.

The soluble fiber in oats helps to eliminate cholesterol and lower blood pressure, and the insoluble fiber helps keep your digestive tract healthy.

Another benefit to oatmeal is it does not have to be cooked to be eaten. Because the oatmeal absorbs whatever liquid it is mixed with, a raw oatmeal breakfast can be as simple as mixing together-

3 cups oatmeal with 2 cups apple juice.
Let sit 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

As we revamp our 72 hour kits, we are going to add this to our breakfast menu. It is healthy, satisfying and needs no special preparation.

Oatmeal can also be mixed together with milk or a combination of milk and yogurt, refrigerated overnight, and eaten for breakfast in the morning. Any variety of flavors can be sprinkled on to produce your own creation. Try adding maple syrup, chocolate, protein powder, vanilla, nutmeg, banana, and don't forget the chia seeds! 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I sometimes stir in a spoon of dehydrated peanut butter powder in my cooked oatmeal.

Linda said...

I am going to try that! Thanks for the tip!