How to Eat Raw Oats
Oats are one of the best sources of fibre available, and therefore the perfect choice to regulate intestinal transit, reduce cholesterol levels in the blood and lower levels of glucose in our body, in turn helping to prevent heart problems and diseases like diabetes. Moreover they are full of healthy nutrients, but can we only eat them when cooked? Of course not, and so in this OneHowTo.com article we explain how to eat raw oats and enjoy their flavor and numerous benefits to the maximum.
Raw oats in smoothies
One of the simplest and most delicious ways to incorporate raw oats into our diet is to prepare a refreshing drink with them. You only need:
- A glass of skimmed, lactose-free, soya or almond milk, or whichever other kind you prefer
- Two tablespoons of oats
- 3 drops of vanilla essence
- Cinnamon to taste (optional)
Mix all ingredients with the help of an electric blender until the oats are ground up. Then served in a glass and drink. You can replace the vanilla with honey or sweetener. Ground up and mixed into a drink, raw oats are very easy to digest and bring loads of benefits.
Eating raw oats mixed with other grains
This is a classic way to eat raw oats. Mixing them with other whole grains and even fruits makes a nutritious and delicious breakfast for you to enjoy. You can further improve the taste by adding other ingredients. Pairing them with lactose-free milk or any other drink will help soften the oats and make them easier to eat.
Raw oats with yogurt
Quick and easy: mix a couple of teaspoons of oats with your favourite yogurt and enjoy raw oats without fussing around in the kitchen. This is the perfect choice for a quick but healthy snack, and even though oats can be a little coarse when uncooked, they are certainly a great food option to improve your intestinal transit and they contain loads of fibre.
Add raw oats to other dishes
Finally, why not try adding crushed raw oats to different dishes? For example, add to American pancake dough to make them more delicious and light, mix into cookie dough, make oat milk, flapjacks,or throw in with other dishes such as salads, creams and stews.
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