Sounds like another step to add to your already busy day, doesn’t it?
Well what if I told you soaking your grains would not only cut your cooking time in thirds but the health benefits would far out way anything you were doing before. U-huh!
For centuries we soaked our grains, beans and nuts, it was our way of replicating nature in the kitchen. Think of it this way, when a nut falls to the forest floor it needs water in order to sprout and germinate, right? Well, we humans are no different – we need our food to be un-processed and easily digestible so that we can absorb all of it’s nutrients.
Three top reasons for why you should soak your grains:
Four simple steps to soaking your grains:
I’d love you to try this, start with oats. In the very same pot you’re going to cook in, add 1 cup of whole oats, not the instant variety – the REAL ones that still have all their nutrients in placeand 2-3 cups of water and the acid, ensuring the oats are covered by 2-3cm of water. Place the lid on and leave it on the cooktop ready for the morning. Then, in the morning, gently heat the oats, literally 2-3 minutes. Trust me, the taste you get from doing this, compared to the Uncle Toby’s Quick Oats variety will be as different as night and day. Plus, you wouldn’t have filled the bowl with milk and sugar – soaking the oats develops a natural creaminess without the need for milk. Yum.
So go on, go grab that saucepan oats and enjoy the speed of eating wholefoods – it really can be quick.
Tell me in the ‘comments’ Have you ever soaked your grains? What about activated nuts, do you pay the extra money and buy them? Let me know your tips and tricks in the comments below. I’d love to know if you’ve found a difference in your energy levels by eating your food this way.
I’m extremely passionate about the whole family eating the same meal. Yes, there may be a tweak or two to cater for a fussy eaters or dietary intolerances but where ever there’s a will, there’s a way. I adore working one-on-one with my health and nutrition coaching clients to help them achieve this. We start by covering the basics of whole foods, what’s needed when and what you personally need to make sure you burst with energy. Then we add tips, tricks and techniques to get those meals eaten. I started this service because for so long I had emails saying, “Stace, I’ve read so much but I just don’t have the energy to to do this for me”. Let me help you. Hit reply to this e-mail so we can chat a little further. Email me here so we can chat a little further.