Milky oats slushies are another delicious way to get a large amount of various phytonutrients from our food; they help keep nasty diseases at bay.
Milky oats to be honest is not the most devastatingly delicious drink; in fact it's completely boring, but the tea does have a strong record in herbal medicine for helping us to relax. I cannot think of anyone who would not benefit from that.
These slushies go particularly well with berries but you can use any fruit that's in season; you can freeze them if you choose. We keep things simple unless there's extra benefit.
There is no sugar in our milky oats slushies. We use raw honey instead; it has a low glycemic index. It will not give you a blood-glucose rush.
We used to blend the ice but now just enjoy it with the blocks; the KISS principle.
Gardeners have such an advantage in life. This oats milk slushy is really only for those who love to get their fingers grubby. A small patch of different grains in the garden is really the very easiest part; they grow like weeds and need zero attention.
Growing milky oats is a breeze. One can purchase the dried green pods.
Snip off the green oats pods and then it's so easy to make a tea; brimful of important nutrients. But it has very little flavour.
One can dry the mature pods in the hot sun and store them for use all year.
This season we will make our milky oats slushies with mulberries because there will soon be a glut; but you could use any fruit from the farmers' market.
You will almost always get better fruit and veggies from the farmers' markets by the way; meeting the person who actually grows your food is a huge step up in health. The term organic has become large meaningless in this crooked world; just another marketing tool.
But it's still early spring so I am going today to use blueberries that are more readily available. It makes a wonderful start to any breakfast.
You could use coconut-water instead of milky oats tea by the way. We just like to grow and enjoy our own food wherever possible.
Unrefined oats contains a huge number of nutritional benefits from particularly effective fibre called glucans for lowering cholesterol and dealing with stubborn constipation to phenols that are powerful anti-oxidants.
Whole grains are magic; that means no statins, far less colorectal tumours and protection against aggressive tumours. Need more be said?
These anti-oxidants are found in the bran so once refined it loses much of its value. After brewing the milky oats tea we then give the hens the benefits of the green pods, so we get them back eventually via their eggs.
Every family should consider keeping bees; natural honey is so hard to come by. Once processed it becomes highly glycemic and should be avoided along with sugar and refined grains if we want to live long in the land.
Over half of the population is now either pre-diabetic or has the full blown disease; getting back to whole grains and natural honey is part of the solution.
Notice here the synergy of green living. You grow as much of your own food as you possibly can, find whole grains for your breakfast cereals and bake artisan bread; and spend a lot less time consulting doctors and pharmacists. Can you imagine a life without medication? It's a wonder to enjoy.
Milky oats slushies are another colourful opportunity to enjoy seasonal fruit. Traditionally it's made with about 20% sugar; 18 grams in an 8 ounce drink. That would set you well on the way to type-2 diabetes so we make them only with a small amount of natural honey.
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