I made this recipe for my performance clients when they are about to do a training session or have just finished one but it’s a delicious breakfast for anyone. Why not just use oats? Well, Weetabix is a whole grain cereal that’s fortified with nutrients like iron and sometimes it’s a just another way of getting a few more of those easily into the diet. Plus it gives a bit of bite and for athletes its fast fuel for training and recovery!
Sliced banana or any fruit*
*If eating this before a run leave the banana/fruit off but it’s fine afterwards and fine for steady cycling
Mix everything except the fruit up in a big bowl, crushing the Weetabix.
Top with the fruit. Eat!
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!
Everywhere the grain stood ripe and the hot afternoon was full of the smell of the ripe wheat, like the smell of bread baking in an oven. The breath of the wheat and the sweet clover passed him like pleasant things in a dream.