Monday, 26 June 2017

Breakfast with Nutritional Benefits

I love a good breakfast bowl, my favourite being a steaming bowl of Oats topped with delicious summer fruits. This is the greatest way to start off a busy day ahead. Oats are extremely versatile and nutritious; they can be used in a variety of meals and snack. A few of my favourite oat-filled snacks include oatmeal Pancakes, strawberry oatmeal bars and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Let's talk about their nutritional benefits; Oats are packed with insoluble and soluble fibre. Insoluble fibre helps aid movement during digestion by reducing constipation and this is one of the main reasons why I eat oats everyday. As an IBS sufferer, constipation can be a daily struggle. It is unpleasant but with the help of insoluble fibres and of course Magnesium hydroxide which is prescribed to me on a regular basis; bowel movement does improve. 


Soluble fibre helps lower cholesterol through the formation of a viscous gel and also helps with stabilising glucose levels. Oats are also naturally gluten free, it's nice to not have to watch my gluten intake for a change. They also keep you fuller for longer meaning avoiding unhealthy snacking gets easier mid morning.  One cup of cooked oatmeal contains about 150 calories, 6g of protein and 4g of fiber, this makes for a nicely balanced breakfast. 



Prep time: 3 mins                                                                              Cooking time: 2 mins

What you need:
  • Oats so simple satchet
  • Handful of Strawberries
  • Handful of Grapes
  • 1 Banana
  • A few Blueberries

Method: 
  1. Open sachet and pour oats into bowl. Pour in required milk (milk measurement on sachet).
  2. Microwave for two minutes. As Oats are in the microwave, chop up banana.
  3. Top oats with your favourite fruits.
  4. Dig in!


Good morning!
Nokhuthula xo 
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