How to make a Simple Oatmeal:
Ingredients for 1 Serving: 1/2 cup of rolled oats; 1 Cup water, a pinch of salt (optional)
Preparation: Boil the water and add a pinch of salt if desired. Stir in the oats (you may soak your oats overnight if desired). Cook it over low to medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
You can serve it topped with a teaspoon of high-quality ghee, sprinkled with some cinnamon powder, coconut flakes, almonds, and natural sweeteners (honey, jaggary, maple syrup, etc.).
How to make Oat Milk:
Ingredients: 2 cups of organic rolled oats, 6 cups of spring water, honey and cinnamon to taste.
Preparation: Steep the oats in the water overnight. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend well. Filter the mixture through a cheese cloth and your oat milk is ready to drink. You can store it in the fridge and use it within 3-4 days.
To learn more about the home medicine uses of oats and oatstraw, here is a video from Ashley Litecky Elenbaas (Sky House Herbs School and Apothecary) where she shares the uses of the different parts of the plant and when to choose it on its tincture or herbal tea forms. I've been following Asley's work for a while and highly recommend her work.
To buy high quality herbs and spices you can visit Mountain Rose Herbs:
About the Author: Carol Jamault is a Certified Health & Life Coach, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT-200) with a corporate background in design and branding. She supports her clients in stress management and self-care through an integrative approach to wellness by providing bodywork services, consultations, and curated information and products to restore balance, improve individual wellness, and to boost vitality. Carol has been studying alternative healing, ethnobotany, circadian medicine, and Ayurveda since 2001. She is the founder of Hridayam Bodywork & Apothecary.