photo-52Did you know that soaking grains/legumes/nuts/seeds can improve their digestibility, and reduce their anti-nutrients/enzyme inhibitors?

Simply soaking your morning oats can make a huge difference!

Soaked oats have a great texture, and flavor.

Knowing that your body is absorbing the nutrients better, and that you are even increasing the nutrient availability in these foods is simply priceless and worth the extra effort. 

Another recent revelation of mine is adding in some apple cider to your cooked oats. The cider imparts its sweetness and tartness, leaving you with no reason to add any extra sweeteners.

Here’s how:

Prep Time: 8 hours soaking + 5-8 minutes cooking Total Time: ~8 hours

Serves 2

Ingredients + Directions:

Soaking Oats:

  • 1/2 C oats
  • 1 C warm water
  • splash of apple cider vinegar

Directions: In a bowl add oats, water and apple cider. Mix well and let sit for at least 8 hours.

Cooking Oats:

  • 1/2 C oats
  • 1 C water or less, depending on your taste
  • pinch of sea salt

Directions: Bring water to a boil, then down to a simmer. Add water, salt, and let simmer for ~5-8 minutes.

Assembling: 

  • cooked oats
  • splash of apple cider (not vinegar)
  • dash of cinnamon
  • nuts/dried fruit/fresh fruit, optional

Directions: Take out two bowls, split your oats in two. Add apple cider, cinnamon and any additional toppings that you like, and savor your well earned soaked apple cider oats!