Fruity phyto yoats

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. 

Ingredients

Nuush people – use your own portion size guide for this.

  • Handful of organic oats – I used Flavahan’s – about 30g is the baseline
  • 170-200g whole (not reduced fat) Greek yoghurt
  • Splash of whole milk
  • Squeeze of clear honey – I used Greek honey
  • Optional – 2 teaspoons of ground flax
  • Any fruit you like but I’ll give the instructions for warm berries, of which I used 2 handfuls of frozen blackberries

Nuush clients: Please apply the portion sizes stated in your account and divide the recipe so that you make only as much you need.

Instructions

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. If it’s too thick add a bit more milk or add fewer oats next time.

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.

Nutrition Info

Oats

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!

Good honest nutrition

It’s not the horse that draws the cart but the oats.

Proverb

Portion Guidelines

Instead of living with the bore of weighing food, counting points or calories and tapping everything you eat into a phone you can use nature’s custom-designed tool – your hands!

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