- 2 cups rolled organic oats
- 2 cups filtered water
- 4 TBL lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, or yogurt
- 1 tsp sea salt
Mix the oats, water, and lemon juice in a pot. Cover and leave on the counter (NOT in the refrigerator) for at least 7 hours or overnight. If you have trouble digesting grains, feel free to soak for as much as 24 hours.
When soaking is complete, bring 2 additional cups of filtered water to boil with the salt and add the soaked oats mixture. Cook for 5 minutes.
Traditional oatmeal is best served with liberal amounts of butter and/or cream for optimal assimilation of minerals. A natural sweetener, nuts, raisins or other fruit may be added as desired.
I’ve found that soaking in water plus lemon juice produces a delightful and slightly lemony porridge that is not sour at all and absolutely pops with flavor!
You can also soak a big pot, cook it up the next morning and then refrigerate leftovers for a fast warm-up on the stove on subsequent mornings.