Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re having a great week. Enoch has been teething, so I haven’t been sleeping the best and am feelin’ it! 🙂 Anytime I get overwhelmed being tired with the littles, I remind myself that this phase of life is so short and sweet. Elias is only 2 and is already so much more self sufficient, sleeping through the night, and looking out for his little brother. I can’t believe how fast they grow and change. It’s such a cliché, right? We hear it constantly from others, and then we have our babies and sound just like our moms and grandmas. 😛
Anyhow, today I’ll be sharing with you my recipe for Homemade Oat Mineral Water. Honestly, I wasn’t even sure what to call this. I got the concept from our Naturopath who is like family to us, we just LOVE her. She is so caring towards our boys and I feel insanely blessed to have her as our doctor.
This recipe is so great for littles! (And adults too.)
It’s high in vitamins and minerals, easy on the tummy, and blends into shakes beautifully.
Soaking the oats for 2-3 days of course breaks down the phytic acid as some of y’all may know, which is a plus! (Basically the same concept as overnight oats, but a little different…)
I store mine in the Ball Half Gallon Jars (same for my homemade coconut milk), andit works well. They’re super affordable and of course glass. Woo! I don’t like plastic. We use them at times for meal prep etc., but anytime I can choose glass over plastic I do. Plus, I love the wide mouth jars! Less spillage – less required accuracy, which is nice for this tired mama. 😉
So here goes!
Homemade Oat Mineral Water
-large glass container (I use Ball Half Gallon Jars)
–Unsulfured Apricots (conventional bagged dried fruit is often preserved with sulfur dioxide, yuck!)
*this last batch I just made with apricots, no biggie if you don’t also have prunes or vice versa, they just add more nutrients if you do 😉
Put about 3-4 cups of oats in the jar, a handful of apricots, and a handful of prunes. Fill the rest of the half gallon container with good drinking water. Then, just put it in the fridge for 2-3 days. After that, simply strain the liquid from the oats and fruit and there you have it, homemade mineral water!
I love to use this mineral water in my Dark Chocolate Cherry Superfood Shake. I hope you enjoy, and if your littles don’t love the taste, I recommend blending it in a smoothie for them! 🙂
If you make this, I’d love to hear about it!
Comment below and tag me on instagram @refresh.this.mess and share! 🙂