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A plant based milk

Sherman R. Springfield Health Coach 

11-07-18

Are you trying to find a way to get more plant based and away from animal (cows) milk?

I have the answer in today’s “Springfield Coaching” blog where I want to share with you how to make this move! I have always been on an endless journey to find this perfect alternative. Yes, nut milks such as almond, soy, cashew and the others are a great move away from the animal milk but they can be expensive and most do have added ingredients that more or less ruin the whole concept, mostly sugars for example.

Here is what you can do!

First, let me tell you that there are many methods to do this, some are soaking oat groats, blending, straining and other time consuming methods. So to accomplish this task and to create a very creamy, healthy plant based (OAT) milk for coffee, cereral, baking (pancakes!) or just to chug down a delicious and satisfying cold glass of grain milk, here is all you have to do!!

Step 1. Boil 2 qts. Of pure filtered water

Step 2. Reduce to simmer and add 1 qt. of Whole grain oats

Step 3. Stir and let sit for 30 min.

Step 4. Stir and mash with a potato masher

Step 5. Pour through a strainer, squeeze out all liquids

Step 6. Put in a glass container in fridge and store for up to four days.

(This mixture can be sweetened with honey if you prefer although it has it’s own sweetness and is best left natural for the best nutritional value)

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HAVE A GREAT DAY AND BE SURE TO READ THE BENEFITS OF OATS IN THE FOLLOWING EXPLANATIONS BELOW.


 (You won’t find these benefits in a cow, but in fairness, you can’t hug an oat grain like you can hug a cow ☺)

The oat (Avena sativa), sometimes called the common oat, is a species of cereal grain grown known as Raw Oats, Whole Oat groats, Steel Cut Oats, Scottish Oatmeal and Rolled Oats. The differences come from the preparation of the whole oat groat kernel and the resulting time to cook for consumption and desired texture.

Global production of oats exceeds 23 million metric tons.

Modern oats probably originated from the Asian wild red oat, which grew as a weed in with other grain crops, and Scottish settlers introduced oats to North America with other grains in 1602.

The benefits of consuming oats cannot be disputed and are among the healthiest grains on our planet.

While oats are loaded with important vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds such as manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, folate, vitamin B1 and B5 they also contain calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin B3. Furthermore, oats are a good source of carbohydrates, fiber and including beta-glucans. (Beta glucans are sugars that are found in the cell walls of bacteria, fungi, yeasts, algae, lichens, and plants, such as oats and barley. They are sometimes used as medicine. Beta glucans are used for high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, and HIV/AIDS) to sum it up, oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat.

Other known benefits of oats

INCREDIBLY NUTRITIOUS- Rich in antioxidants like avenanthramides that may help lower blood pressure levels by increasing the production of nitric oxide. This gas molecule helps dilate blood vessels and leads to better blood flow. In addition, avenanthramides have anti-inflammatory effects. Another antioxidant in oats is Ferulic acid, which is found in large amounts in oats.

LOWERS CHOLESTEROL- Oats may lower the risk of heart disease by reducing both total and LDL cholesterol and protecting LDL cholesterol from oxidation.

IMPROVE BLOOD SUGAR- Oats may improve insulin sensitivity and help lower blood sugar levels.

MAY AID IN WEIGHT CONTROL- Oats may help you lose weight by making you feel more full. It does this by slowing down the emptying of the stomach and increasing production of the satiety hormone PYY.

SKIN CARE- Colloidal oatmeal (finely ground oats) has long been used to help treat dry and itchy skin. It may help relieve symptoms of various skin conditions, including eczema.

RELIEVES CONSTIPATION- Oats can help reduce constipation, significantly reducing the need to use laxatives.


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