No it’s not a typo – it’s my new word for yoghurty oats!
Sometimes porridge is just too hot for whatever reason but you still want the benefits of creamy oaty whole grains for breakfast or even as a recovery snack after long or hard exercise. Well, it’s all here! Creamy Greek yoghurt mixed with oats and honey, topped with any warm or cool seasonal fruit you like – berries, passion fruit, peach, nectarine, banana, kiwi, mango, papaya – whatever (variety is key to good nutrition). I heated these blackberries as it’s June when I’m writing this and the only ones I have are frozen. Actually it’s a really nice contrast having warm fruit on cool oaty yoghurt.
Nuush people – use your own portion size guide for this.
Prepare your fruit – I heated the blackberries in a splash of water until they unfroze! About 3-4 mins.
Now mix all the other ingredients together in a decent-sized bowl.
Transfer the oaty mix into your serving bowl, so as to keep it looking clean and delicious – nothing worse than a yukky mess of a bowl, urgh! Then top it with the fruit, and the ground flax if using.
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!
Oats do a special thing – as they pass through your intestine their bulk presses against its muscly walls. It presses back in response and by doing so its muscles get stronger. Oats are literally like a sparring partner for your digestive tract!
It’s not the horse that draws the cart but the oats.