I had never heard of oatgurt until reading about it on Heather’s blog, but it is pretty shweet. Instead of having a dairy based yogurt, this yogurt is made from oat groats, which are completely unprocessed oat kernels. As you let it ferment in open air, healthy bacteria like that of regular yogurt begins to grow and grow. To colonize, if you will.
Recipe: 4 servings
Place 1 cup of oat groats into a large bowl and fill with water until the groats are completely submerged. Leave them out in the open air to soak for 1-2 days, adding some water each day. Blend until smooth and then let sit out for an additional 1-3 days. Stir and add a bit of water each day. The longer you let it sit, the more healthy bacteria will grow! Store in the fridge, as this will stop the fermentation process.
To serve, scoop out 1/4 of the oatgurt and stir in some vanilla and honey. Top with your favorite fruits, nuts, and nut butter!
Flora * these healthy bacteria (also known as probiotics) aid in digestion! Studies have shown that probiotics may increase nutrient bioavailability (make it easier for your body to use the good stuff you feed it), reduce diarrhea and constipation, help lactose intolerance, boost immunity, and help with yea lady issues.
Oat groats * are nutritionally the BEST form of oats, including steel cut! This is because they are completely whole and the outer hull has not been removed. Because of their super high fiber content, they are very filling and a low GI food. In addition to having many vitamins and minerals, eating whole grains also reduces your risk of heart disease.