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For Me Blog: No Cook Oatmeal (Soaked Oatmeal) 5 out of 10 stars!


Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I tried a new recipe today, in an effort to work towards a "raw" meal. I tried a no cook/overnight oatmeal soak. I tried the following recipe:

30 grams uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup unsweetended almond milk
1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt (vanilla)
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

In a sealable container, mix oats, almond milk, yogurt, flax seeds, cinnamon and honey. Add applesauce and stir until mixed throughout. Seal and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Heat for 45 seconds in the microwave.

232 cal, 38 carbs, 5 fat, 11 protein, 7 fiber, 11 sugar

(Modified from: http://www.theyummylife.com/re
cipes/221/Apple+Cinnamon+R
efrigerator+Oatmeal)

Review:

"Raw" factor:
Honey and almond milk is pasteurized! There is a raw honey available, but I bet it's really expensive. I guess I could use coconut milk instead, which is less pasteurized than almond milk. Greek yogurt is made with pasteurized milk. Heck, I'm pretty sure applesauce is pasteurized too. If you want to get picky, spices are heated too!!

Conclusion: Not very raw at all!! But - very vegetarian!

Taste factor:
The original recipe calls for chia seeds, which I have never heard of except for cha-cha-cha-chia! I didn't have time to get chia seeds. I tried the oatmeal before I added flax seeds and liked it better than after flax seeds. I only added them because they are supposed to be healthy with omega-3.
The recipe was sweet and I didn't have to add any additional sugar.

Conclusion:
I give this recipe 5 out of 10 stars (6 out of ten without flax seeds). Need to dump the flax seeds for sure. Then maybe the rating will be better. Will have to get chia seeds to see what the fuss is about. It was okay. Quick, cool breakfast.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IUHRYTR 12/5/2012 12:47PM

    Thanks for the heads up about the flax seeds emoticon . -- Lou

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SHAR140 12/5/2012 8:37AM

    Unless they're steel cut oats, they're partially cooked as well. Just sayin!

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BILL60 12/4/2012 9:45AM

    Frankly, I'll stick to my peanut butter and banana. That's a raw as I get.

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