The first observation was how much preparation was required for each meal. The process of getting hungry and then eating something straight away has become a habit for me, so to actually plan ahead for every meal was a chore to begin with. I also established that without the aid of additives (oils, …
It is impossible for something to be objectively the “best ever”, because it would need to be statically superior in every way to everything else in its class, and be able to be measured against different contexts, environments, and scenarios. But this smoothie is the best ever, without doubt.
For breakfast, a snack, a treat, or to celebrate being tops, this smoothie is the Swiss-army knife of smoothies – the Swiss-army smoothie if you will.
Super-food alert! Oats have been listed as one of the top 10 healthiest foods on the planet by medical publishing site, MNT (Medical News Today). MNT suggests that oats (in the form of oatmeal) can lower cholesterol, are rich in vitamin B, folate, and potassium, and are low GI (glycaemic index) meaning that they are slower to digest allowing the body more time to extract nutrients, and leave the consumer feeling satisfied for longer.
The dark side
We wanted to include a rolling tumbleweed animation here, but we didn’t have the skills.
Over the last five or so years, there has been a moderate growth in the practise of “activating” nuts and grains in order to reduce their anti-nutrient component. If you just did a double take at the terms “activating”, and “anti-nutrient”, read on.
Anti-nutrients are substances, natural or manufactured, that operate in contrast to that of regular nutrients. In other words, anti-nutrients do the opposite of nutrients – rather that nourishing the human systems with vitamins and minerals, anti-nutrients block nourishment and may even reverse it by drawing vitamins and minerals out of the human body. But that’s …