There’s something that’s just so nourishing about starting the day with a big bowl of oatmeal. A spoon of porridge on a colder morning is like a warm hug for your insides!
Oats are amazing for lowering our overall cholesterol levels, especially the ‘bad’ cholesterol known as LDL (low-density lipoprotein). High levels of LDL raise your risk of developing blood clots which can lead to heart diseases. While not all cholesterol is bad, LDL is one we need to look out for.
They're packed full of soluble fibre, which reduces the absorption of LDL cholesterol in the blood. This means every morning you start your day off with a bowl of porridge, you’re fighting heart and cardiovascular disease!
Oats are one of the yummiest gut-healthy foods out there. Not only are they delicious, they boost some beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract which can provide serious relief in cases of irritable bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and constipation.
No bowl of oats is finished without beautiful berries. Berries have proven to help your brain think better and additionally, the antioxidant-rich fruits are great for maintaining control over our muscles – which is so important when it comes to ageing. If you want to get amongst the berry madness, why not try my Supercharged Summer Popsicles or Strawberry Teacakes?
I've combined the magical powers of oats with my Love Your Gut Powder for some extra gut-boosting love. This gutmeal is such an easy way to squeeze in some gut-healing benefits first thing in the morning. My LYG powder is remarkable for detoxification, aiding nutrient absorption and improving hair, skin and nails health. You can read more about the amazing benefits of LYG powder and purchase it here!
Now that’s a winning breakfast!
Gutmeal (Oatmeal with a Gut-Healing Twist)
- 1 TBSP LYG powder
- ½ cup of water
- ¼ cup of gluten free oats
- Pinch of Celtic or Himalayan sea salt
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 1/3 cup of mixed berries
- ¼ cup of coconut milk
- Handful chopped mint
- Cook oats in water
- Add sea salt and cinnamon
- When cooked, stir in the LYG powder
- Add milk and remove any lumps by stirring through
- Top with berries and torn mint
Enjoy this tasty breakfast recipe to fill the belly and nourish the mind.