Gut friendly moring oats

Hello beautiful readers! 

I hope you are all doing well and keeping healthy. As promised I will be adding in some very simple, comforting, healthy meal ideas for you and boy have I delivered on this one. This has been one of my absolute favorites the past few months , I first discovered the ingredients together when I was living in New Zealand and since the weather is so cold here in the UK I wasted no time in cooking it up again. The flavors of the cinnamon and turmeric, mixed in with the warm apples and toppings just get me so excited! I'm such a breakfast person, it is defiantly my favorite meal of the day!

I know to some it may look more like a curry than oats, but I can assure you it is just simple rolled oats (with the curry colors). Below you will find the ingredients and how to make it.
The benefits of cinnamon and turmeric are they are a fantastic anti-inflammatory for your body, not only for blood sugar levels but it is packed full of nutrients that your gut will love! I have added in a list of the benefits of each flavour just to break down how much it benefits you. 

One tablespoon of ground turmeric contains approximately:

  • 23.9 Calories
  • 4.4g Carbohydrates
  • 0.5g Protein 
  • 0.7g Fat
  • 1.4g Fiber
  • 2.8 milligrams Iron
  • 170 milligrams Potassium 
  • 1.7 milligrams Vitamin C
  • 13 milligrams Magnesium
A little bit of cinnamon also goes a long wat, its antioxidant properties are what makes it especially beneficial to include in your diet. As little as half a teaspoon of cinnamon daily can have positive effects on blood sugar levels, digestion, immunity and more.

One tablespoon of ground cinnamon contains approximately:
  • 19 Calories
  • 6.2g Carbohydrates
  • 0.3g Protein
  • 0.1g Fat
  • 4.1g Fibre
  • 77.7 milligrams Calcium
  • 2.4 milligrams Vitamin K
One thing I will say is to just play around with the amount of turmeric you do add at once, if you are not so used to the flavor then just add in small amounts - because you can always add but cant take away. The toppings I added in just because there was only a little bit left, its completely up to you if you wish to add any extras on top. 

Ingredients - this amount is just for one person, add as much extra to it as you see fit and depending on how many people you are cooking for.

1. 1/2 Cup Rolled Wholemeal Gluten Free Oats (normal oats are fine) 

2. 1 Apple chopped in to little chunks

3. Ground Cinnamon

4. Ground Turmeric

That's all. 

Step 1 - Add all of the ingredients together into a bowl or pan, as mentioned previously add as little or as much as you like with the turmeric and cinnamon. If you are cooking for others they can always add extra if once it is cooked if they are wanting more flavor. I added in roughly 1 Tbsp. of each, but i love the flavors together - and may add more cinnamon on the top. From here you can either add water or any plant based milk (or normal) to soak up the oats. I personally used water but it is to your preference. Just add enough so that the oats are covered.

Step 2 - Leave the oats to cook on a low heat until it start to bubble and the liquid has soaked up. From here add in the apple chunks to cook. I also added in some left over Linseed (extra protein) but again if you want to add anything else in please do so. Remember to keep checking on the oats so they do not burn and stick to the pan, regularly keep mixing them in. 

Step 3 - Remove from the heat into a bowl and then add in any extra toppings. I added in some chopped walnuts and sprinkle of Chia Seeds (healthy fats) and some Argarve Syrup - you can always use Honey for a slightly sweeter finish. Nothing else from there accept enjoy. 
If anyone does decide to make this, then please send me a picture or tag me in your post or stories on Instagram. I would love to see what each and everyone of you have created and what extra topping you will be adding. 

Stay safe everyone and enjoy.

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