I would just like to know if i can make my own muesli with raw oats, nuts, banana and milk? What is the nutritional value of oats raw? Or is it better to cook them?
You are correct-they are steamed at very high temps. They aren't actually raw.
Mikie, in my experience, they are actually not very enjoyable to eat (ouch! ). They would hurt your teeth! Raw oats are hard like rice. Here is a picture of what raw oats look like.
I remember eating unbaked cookies made with chocolate chips, oats and peanut butter... MMM!
In this case, those oats (like the ones you saw your friend eating out of the can) aren't really "Raw" they are steamed/rolled (cooked) and dried, much like Tofu packaged in water isn't really "Raw" either, as it has been cooked in the processing.
Hehe, I was just sitting on the floor eating the rolled oats out of the can. I searched "eat raw oats" in google to find some info about them and Veggie boards came up in the top 10!!! I guess they are not raw after all!
I just thought I would comment on that coincidence!
Yes soak raw oats and buckwheat go great together, its the best really, soak them overnight and then rinse twice in the morning then drain completely.
(You can pop a few unsoaked ones into your mouth and they aren't nearly as hard as rice is, so you can chew them dry and raw but...)
Learn to transition to raw by only heating/undercooking 1/5 of the grains you want to eat for 1 to 2 minutes, after the 1/5 is heated up (best to warm only on a gas flame in a pyrex glass with lid like Corning Visions) remove the lid and put the 1/5 warm grains over the 4/5 raw grains you did not heat and stir together and serve.
Alternatively and or beforehand you can mix your soaked but unheated grains together with 1 spoon of organic miso some sea salt and lemon juice and add broccoli/maitake/kale/any veggies you want, personally I think the sea salt and lemon brings rainbow kale to life.
Yes. I eat oat groats most mornings. I rinse them real well then put in a cup along with some flaxseed, chia, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, 5 almonds chopped up, star anise (this I take out later and discard after it has soaked) a sprinkling of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. A handful of dried blueberries (or raisens or other raw fruit) then I add coconut or almond milk and let soak overnight for at least 8-12hrs. The oats aren't rock hard but more chewy at this point. It isn't like oatmeal from the store, you have to chew this stuff. It is pretty good if I do say so myself.
This was a recipe from food babe that I altered to suit my tastes and what I had on hand.