Oatmeal alternative

  • ryno

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    Nov 30, 2013 10:39 PM GMT
    Normally I would grind up oatmeal for shakes, but it causes too much stomach/intestinal discomfort. I've heard of possibly using rice flour, but does anyone have any recommendations?
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    Nov 30, 2013 10:47 PM GMT
    What kind of oatmeal are you using?
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    Nov 30, 2013 10:49 PM GMT
    I love oatmeal !!!!! I call it porridge, especially maple cinnamon flavored
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    Nov 30, 2013 10:58 PM GMT
    ryno saidNormally I would grind up oatmeal for shakes, but it causes too much stomach/intestinal discomfort. I've heard of possibly using rice flour, but does anyone have any recommendations?


    I'm confused...Why?? Normally?
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    Nov 30, 2013 11:09 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx said
    ryno saidNormally I would grind up oatmeal for shakes, but it causes too much stomach/intestinal discomfort. I've heard of possibly using rice flour, but does anyone have any recommendations?


    I'm confused...Why?? Normally?
    To keep the plumbing operational?

    I used to buy Oats and Whey. But didn't seem to get any real benefit from it. Particularly since I got less protein per serving. Wasn't very economical. I switched back to regular protein and ate oatmeal in the mornings.

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    Nov 30, 2013 11:26 PM GMT
    I wonder if cooking it would help. Cook a batch and then freeze it in 1/2 cup Glad plastic bowls. You have to remember to put one in the fridge to defrost and be ready when you next make a shake.
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    Nov 30, 2013 11:31 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI wonder if cooking it would help. Cook a batch and then freeze it in 1/2 cup Glad plastic bowls. You have to remember to put one in the fridge to defrost and be ready when you next make a shake.
    Wouldn't that result in Lumpyproteinshake? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 01, 2013 1:51 AM GMT
    Humans are neither ruminants nor horses - God (if there is a god) did not intend for humans to eat raw grains. Otherwise he would have given them a different digestive system. And if you have ever been around horses or cows, you will have noticed that even with their digestive systems, they produce a lot of unpleasant gas. Raw grains, whether or not chopped up, are not the best for nutrition.
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    Dec 01, 2013 2:29 AM GMT
    chia seeds, hemp seeds? Is it the fiber or do you have a sensitivity to gluten?
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    Dec 01, 2013 6:09 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI wonder if cooking it would help. Cook a batch and then freeze it in 1/2 cup Glad plastic bowls. You have to remember to put one in the fridge to defrost and be ready when you next make a shake.
    Wouldn't that result in Lumpyproteinshake? icon_biggrin.gif

    The blender should make short work of those pesky lumps.
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    Dec 01, 2013 6:58 AM GMT
    Speaking of horses, my brother feeds his psyllium because they tend to eat sand as they graze, but I use it in my shakes. It's a good fiber source and I've experienced no bad digestion issues from it. Been using it for years. Though I only use one tablespoon per shake, not the full serving.
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    Dec 01, 2013 4:43 PM GMT
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    ryno saidNormally I would grind up oatmeal for shakes, but it causes too much stomach/intestinal discomfort. I've heard of possibly using rice flour, but does anyone have any recommendations?


    I'm confused...Why?? Normally?
    To keep the plumbing operational?

    I used to buy Oats and Whey. But didn't seem to get any real benefit from it. Particularly since I got less protein per serving. Wasn't very economical. I switched back to regular protein and ate oatmeal in the mornings.

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    Try Metrx Protein and Oats. Much better profile than Oats and Whey.
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    Dec 01, 2013 7:46 PM GMT
    What's the purpose of the oatmeal in these protein powders?
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    Dec 01, 2013 7:52 PM GMT
    Use poptart.
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    Dec 01, 2013 8:00 PM GMT
    perhaps, you could try quinoa - a seed-grain with a robust flavor and many of the same nutritional benefits as oatmeal. plus it has more protein (of higher quality compared to oatmeal) and fiber.

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/427582-nutritional-comparison-of-quinoa-oatmeal/
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    Dec 01, 2013 8:10 PM GMT
    sean_zuri saidperhaps, you could try quinoa - a seed-grain with a robust flavor and many of the same nutritional benefits as oatmeal. plus it has more protein (of higher quality compared to oatmeal) and fiber.

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/427582-nutritional-comparison-of-quinoa-oatmeal/

    Good point. And health food stores sell quinoa flour so it'd be already ground for you. Definitely a better protein than oatmeal from all that I've read.

    But keep in mind HikerSkier's point about uncooked grains. Since it might be better to cook it I'd go back to my idea of cooking a batch and then dividing it into 1/2 cup snap lid bowls and freezing them.

    I'd still like to know what the purported purpose of oatmeal is though. It's not particularly good for adding fiber to your diet; it has a soluble fiber that's good for helping your body excrete bad cholesterol. For a bulky fiber for gastrointestinal health oatmeal isn't very good. Wheat bran is good for that, but it doesn't taste good.
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    Dec 01, 2013 8:33 PM GMT
    How about using ground up flaxseed meal or chia seeds... You're not too clear about what your trying to achieve.
  • unicoman1

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    Dec 01, 2013 8:40 PM GMT
    Love the steel cut oats with cinnamon and protein!
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    Dec 01, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidWhat's the purpose of the oatmeal in these protein powders?


    I use a prepared oats/protein powder to increase the amount of slow-carbs and fast proteins I consume.
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    Dec 01, 2013 9:10 PM GMT
    JimiB said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidWhat's the purpose of the oatmeal in these protein powders?


    I use a prepared oats/protein powder to increase the amount of slow-carbs and fast proteins I consume.

    Slow carbs: good point; I'd forgotten about that. The stuff that makes oatmeal gooey is supposed to be generally good for slowing down the absorption of sugars or whatever; i.e., lowers the glycemic index.
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    Dec 01, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
    AardvarkPetter saidUsually about 1-1 1/2 cups of blood of the innocent works as a great substitute/replacement for oatmeal. Not to mention it tastes better.

    http://southernfood.about.com/od/recipes_southern/r/blbb395.htm