Our healthy gut oat bran porridge recipe is designed to promote better gut health, reduce inflammation, support your immune system, and improve energy, fat and sugar metabolism. It’s full of purple berries and it’s delicious. Lisa Rieniets ND.
- 1/3 metric cup of organic oat bran.
- 2/3 metric cup of Bonsoy soy milk. You can also use organic almond or oat milk.
- 1 punnet of fresh blueberries or half a cup of frozen organic blueberries defrosted overnight in a covered glass container.
- 1 sachet of Creative Gourmet frozen açai berry puree. Remove the puree from the sachet and defrost overnight in a covered glass container.
- 1 teaspoon of true cinnamon powder (Ceylon cinnamon, Cinnamomum Verum).
- Organic maple syrup to sweeten if required.
HOW TO MAKE IT
Put the oat bran, soy milk and cinnamon into a stainless steel pot and cook at medium heat.
Stir the porridge as it’s cooking until it thickens. This takes only a few minutes once it starts simmering.
When your porridge is cooked, remove it from the stove and stir in acai puree.
Pour your porridge into a breakfast bowl, add blueberries, and a dash or two of extra soy milk.
Add a drizzle of pure maple syrup or raw honey if sweetening is required.
If you forget to defrost your berries overnight, add frozen blueberries while your porridge is cooking. Add the frozen acai once the porridge is cooked and stir thoroughly until it dissolves.
You can also add a tablespoon of golden linseeds to your porridge recipe to boost your fibre intake. Cook the linseeds with the oats.
When serving, you can sprinkle a teaspoon of hemp seeds over your porridge for added omega benefits.
A dash of chopped nuts and seeds are also delicious dressings for your porridge.
Make sure you use only organic ingredients and true cinnamon for this recipe.
You can download a free recipe sheet here to keep on hand.
WHY THIS RECIPE IS SO GOOD FOR YOU
BONSOY SOY MILK
We use organic plant-based kinds of milk because of what they don’t contain. The presence of hormones in animal milk products has the potential to disrupt your endocrine system (hormones) and is linked to breast, testicular and prostate cancers.
Oat bran is a prebiotic, nutritional powerhouse for gut health. We use organic oat bran because it has more protein, fewer carbohydrates, is higher in nutrition, has 50% more fibre, and has fewer calories than quick or rolled oats. We have lotus organic oat bran at the clinic if you have problems sourcing oat bran locally. Call us if you need help.
Action & Use
Absorbs fats • High in soluble fibre • Lowers cholesterol • Lowers risk of colon cancer • Reduces high blood pressure • Helps you feel full for longer • Improves blood sugar control • Reduces risk of heart disease • Promotes healthy bowel function • Rich in polyphenols to protect cells • Reduces abdominal and reflux pain • Anti-inflammatory relief for irritable bowel conditions • Feeds, restores and promotes the growth of healthy gut bacteria • A higher intake of fibre is associated with a lower prevalence of gallstones.
Acai (ah-sigh-ee) is a powerful functional food, rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory support.
Action & Use
Nutrient-dense • Contains healthy fatty acids • Acts as a prebiotic in the colon • Stimulates healthy digestion • Assists fat metabolism • Anti-inflammatory • Balances blood sugar • Brain food assists cognitive function • Protects central nervous system • Aids pain reduction and improvement in mobility •Boosts skin health and wound healing • Improves cholesterol levels • Boosts stamina and energy •Healthy ageing • Boosts immune cell function • Promotes heart health • Anti-cancer effect •Anthocyanins help improve eyesight.
Ceylon cinnamon is full of anti-inflammatory properties that promote gut health and aid digestion.
Action & Use
Antioxidant • Autoimmune symptoms • Bacterial infections • Blood pressure (hypertension) • Brain food• Candida • Central nervous system • Cholesterol • Cognitive decline • Colon health • Dental health •Diabetes • Fungal infections • Heart health • Insulin resistance • Neurodegenerative disorders • Viral infections • Weight management • Wound healing.
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