By: Marylin Salgado
Growing up as a little girl, my grandmother and mom used to refresh us in the summer heat with Jugo de Avena, or Oatmeal Juice. Oatmeal is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and helps lower cholesterol, increases good bacterias in the GI tract, helps lower blood sugar levels, and assists with the feeling of fullness, thus assisting in weight loss.
2 cups of raw oatmeal
6 cups of cold water
Pure can sugar (to taste)
Add 2 cups of water in the blender.
Add the 2 cups of oatmeal and blend until the oatmeal is fine, close to dissolved.
You should end up with a pasty substance.
Place the oatmeal paste in a colander with fine holes in it. If the holes are too big, some of the blended oatmeal will leak into the water, causing the juice to become grainy. Run the remaining 4 cups of water through the colander and work through the oatmeal paste with a spoon until you see close to clear water running in the bowl and the oatmeal in the colander looks like dry grain.
Add sugar to taste to the juice. Some like it sweet, others prefer a blander taste. Either way, it is very refreshing. Add ice for a really cold drink. Enjoy!
** You can adjust the amount of water also depending if you want a strong oatmeal flavor or watered down. **
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