Steel Cut Oats
Superman ate steel cut oats!!! He had to right? Man of steel hello?? He grew up on a farm hello again?? Superman's one achilles heel? Kryptonite!! Luckily for us, no one has found any Kryptonite that I know of. We have a few other things out there that weaken and kill us though. Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes! Those are our kryptonite of the 21st century. Superman didn't worry about those killers, because he ate steel cut oats for breakfast every morning.
It's been awhile since my last nutritional blog. I thought I would do something on what we should be eating as the first meal of the day.
What are steel cut oats?
Steel cut oats are the inner part of the oat kernel cut into pieces. Whole grain goodness at it's purest form. Golden in color and come in different grades depending on size of the pieces. Of course I like the organic kind that has been cut minimally.
The Irish and Scottish first used these in their porridge. I love Irish cut Steel Oats.
Have you ever seen a skinny small frail Irish or Scottish man? Nope! Cuz they eat their steel cut oats.
Steel cut oats are chewy and a little crunchy. Anyone new to eating these might be thrown off by the texture.
How to cook?
You have gotta watch this you tube video. I always find the most random, goofy you tube videos to show with my blog. This one is funny.
This guy does some other ones that are even funnier.
Really no wrong way to cook these bad boys. You can start the night before and leave em on the stove covered with some tin foil.
The key is to make enough to get you through a few days. You can always heat em back up on the stove with a little milk or more water. I say the longer they cook the better.
So many different things you can do to steel cut oats. In the video they added peanut butter. You can add fruit like blueberries, or strawberries. Nuts, honey, milk. The point is these are healthy so don't go overboard and make them not healthy to eat by dumping a ton of sugar on them. I have seen them made as a brûlée with cinnamon and apples, YUM!!
The health benefits of steel cut oats are never ending.
Oats, like Superman are also part of an American history. George Washington sowed over 580 acres of oats in 1786. Oats today are not what they were back then unfortunately. You can still get great organic oats full of nutritional value.
Rich in B vitamins, calcium, protein, and fiber!! Low in sodium and unsaturated fats. They take a little longer to digest than rolled oats which is a good thing. We will feel a lot fuller longer. The USDA says that whole grains, such as steel cut oats can reduce cholesterol, high blood pressure, prevent heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Steel cut oats flush fat and cholesterol out of your system and provide antioxidants that help you stay healthier, look younger, and live longer.
Google fun recipes for Steel Cut Oats.
Be made of steel! Help your body to run at it's maximum potential. Eat Steel cut oats to help to make yourself a Superman, Supermanwoman, or Superkid.