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. 

Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients

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

  • Handful of organic oats – I used Flavahan’s
  • 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

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.

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.

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Portion Guidelines

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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!

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

Proverb
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