View Full Version : Questions from a Newbie! Rolled oats, soy milk, and more.
10-20-2009, 01:40 PM
I have always enjoyed dry rolled oats with fruit and soy milk for breakfast. Are old-fashioned type oats raw?
Is soy milk yay or nay on the raw food diet?
I have always enjoyed a good metabolism and don't want to ruin that by not getting enough calories. I am on day 8 with a pretty much 100% (see questions above) raw rate. (I made that up.) (Well, maybe I didn't - I am new...)
Anyway, how do you make sure you are getting enough calories? I eat at least 1/2 avocado a day and keep walnuts and almonds handy for salads and emergency snacking.
Thanks for your help!
10-20-2009, 01:59 PM
soy milk is cooked i think, the oats i'm not sure maybe someone has a receipe for you, perhaps sprouted/:)
10-20-2009, 02:04 PM
Soy milk is not raw. Neither are supermarket oats. You can buy raw oat groats online from some raw sites - Alissa sells them, I think. Check her online store.
10-20-2009, 04:46 PM
Allergic to most soy and most oats have gluten in them, so I can't answer your question!
However, I used to love to eat rolled oats, fresh fruit (like peaches or strawberries - hard to get her since I moved from California to the Philippines via Missouri!) and milk from my goats! That was before I figured out I had Celiac Disease and before raw food.
What I have found as a gooood replacement is one day sprouted mung beans and millet (50/50%), with coconut milk and fresh fruit (love mangos or jackfruit or bananas - or all three!).
These sprouts are super easy to make, my seven year old step son does it for me! No special equipment needed.
10-21-2009, 05:22 AM
All oats are seamed before rolling - unless you but oats specifically labelled raw. Homemade almond milk is the common 'milk' of raw fooders. You can also use whole oats (called oat groats), soak them overnight to soften, and then blend them in a blender with some warm water or almond milk to make a cream-of-oats cereal for breakfast (this is what I do as oat groats are much cheaper then raw rolled oats).
10-21-2009, 09:58 AM
Do you have Alissa's book? I can't recommend it strongly enough. It will get you started in the right direction. She has a 30 day menu plan and the recipes are all in the book. It's not just a recipe book - filled with great info!
10-21-2009, 10:03 AM
Annie you took the words right out of my mouth! http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x87/recyclinggoddess/thiagree.gif
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