I get asked all the time….”What is soaked granola?”
So…this got me to thinking…oh no!!!
Here’s a quick little video I made just for you and it will shed some light on my question…”What is soaked granola?”
Video recap: Soaking/sprouting most nuts, seeds, beans and grains is important for 2 major reasons…
- Reduce the phytic acid to make it more digestible
- Make more nutrients and vitamins available, making it more nutritious
Using something acidic, like raw apple cider vinegar to soak in does the trick.
With a little planning and prep you too can have food that’s easier on your digestive system and better for you nutritionally.
Ways to use it: as a cereal (much healthier than commercial cereals), as a yogurt topper, top your cottage cheese and another trick is to make it into a great trail mix, by adding soaked nuts, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, or anything you like.
Toss it in your car, backpack, purse or any place you will have access when you find the munchies happening. This helps you make better food choices rather than hitting up the vending machine, fast food drive thru or gas station carryout.
With a little more planning, you too can soak your nuts ahead of time and have them on hand when you need them. I typically keep walnuts, almonds and pecans in jars in my pantry.
This way, when I’m baking or snacking, there is always good choices and availability.
Let’s face it, we’re all about convenience.
Hope this video helps shed some light on what soaking in general is.
What do you want to know more about? Share below!
To your health,
Holistic Wellness Mentor