Oats, Oats, Oats! And we’re not talking about the instant kind! Whole Oats are a wonderful source of insoluble fibre (the one that keeps you regular)… they also help you feel fuller for longer, curbing your appetite so when it gets to lunch time you are less likely to go crazy! Studies have shown that children who eat a bowl of oatmeal a day are 50% less likely to suffer from obesity.
Out of all the grains, oats have a better balance of protein, and a good balance of essential fatty acids. Oats have a great range of vitamins and minerals and beta glucan which helps the body to heal quickly. So really, they are just all round winners in the kitchen!
How to prepare your oats:
In a saucepan, cover the grains of your choice in water or milk, and bring to a boil.
Cover the saucepan and take down to a simmer, until the grains are cooked through.
1 part oats : 1 part water, 10 minutes
Oats in a jar:
In a jar combine
½ cup rolled oats,
2/3 cup of almond milk
½ green apple grated,
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of Rice Malt Sugar, honey or Agave
Pop it in the fridge overnight
The next morning- eat it cold or heat in the microwave.
Add yoghurt and a handful of granola or walnuts…and enjoy!
Or enjoy your whole oats in a a breakfast smoothie, simply add a handful to your smoothie of choice!