Oats are wonderful whole grains that give your gut the fibre that keeps it happy.
We love oats at Nuush.
These chocolate orange overnight oats are fab for breakfast or after hard exercise. The Greek yoghurt is full of calcium and probiotics, the cocoa gives you a polyphenol hit and the orange zings you up with vitamin C!
Whizz the milk, yoghurt, chocolate powder and sugar in a blender with the juice of half the orange. This ensures that the choc powder mixes in properly. Taste to see if it’s chocolatey enough. If not, add more cocoa.
Now stir in the oats and leave in a covered bowl in the fridge overnight, alongside the remaining orange half.
When ready to serve cut a slice of orange if you want it to look pretty, then chunk-up the remaining orange flesh and place it in the bottom of a cereal bowl. Top with the overnight oats and orange slice then add the chopped chocolate to finish.
Oats are particularly high in manganese which is great for healthy bone formation, healthy skin and helping to control blood sugar. Oats are a wholegrain, that means the good stuff hasn’t been removed. Wholegrains are an important source of B vitamins and fibre.
Oats are a great source of the soluble fibre called beta-glucan. That’s what makes porridge kinda viscous and it stays quite viscous as it passes through you, sweeping up any excess cholesterol as it goes. A happy gut is at the heart of good health!
Are oranges called oranges because they are orange in colour? Or is the colour orange called orange because oranges are orange in colour?