Rolled oats is an ideal health food for weight management and well-being. It has several key benefits which make it a powerful yet delicious source of antioxidants to combat free radicals in your system and help keep immunity strong.
Not only does it reduce cholesterol, it improves digestion and immunity, gives you better sleep, a healthy bowel system and keeps you in a good mood too!
Here are 5 super easy and delicious ways to add this high fibre grain into your daily meals.
Eat them as a snack, for breakfast or even lunch!
1. Oat Pancakes
Replace white flour with rolled oats! Just blend a cup of rolled oats, one banana, one egg white and a quarter cup of milk in a blender with a pinch of salt and a bit of sugar or honey to taste.
Then pour out the this healthy batter in a well-oiled pancake pan and start making scrumptious pan cakes.
Top with your favourite berries or fruit and some yoghurt for added goodness.
2. Overnight Oat Chia Pudding
Fill a small jar with half a cup of oats, two tablespoons of chia seeds, honey, some chopped fruit of your choice and fill it halfway with almond or oat milk (if you are lactose-intolerant).
Close the jar and store it in the fridge overnight and Voila! You have a wholesome and delicious breakfast ready on the go for those busy days.
3. Savoury Oat Porridge
Have oats for lunch with this easy and quick savoury recipe. Boil one cup of oats with a cup of chicken or fish stock. Bring to the boil and stir until it becomes your preferred porridge consistency.
Then, add a teaspoon of sesame oil, soy sauce to taste, cracked black pepper and chopped green onion.
You can garnish with a sprinkle with anchovies or half-boiled eggs for added protein.
4. Homemade Oat Milk
This easy recipe is ideal if you’re lactose intolerant or want a vegan alternative to cow’s milk.
Plus, you will get heaps of fibre to keep your gastro tract healthy and working well.
A healthy digestive system also shows on your skin, so get ready for a flawless complexion with this creamy milk alternative in your diet.
Simply soak a cup of porridge oats overnight, covered at room temperature. After soaking, squeeze out the oats and rinse well under running water.
Then, blend with 2 cup of water and a pinch of salt. Blend until it becomes a milky and creamy consistency. Add water according to your preference and enjoy.
Chill this milk and enjoy with oat cookies or chocolate!
5. Oat and Chocolate Mug Cake
Craving for a healthy cake but don’t feel like baking? We’ve got you covered.
This quick, easy, vegan chocolate mug cake cooks in just a couple of minutes in the microwave. It is packed with protein and delicious chocolate.
No gluten, no dairy, and low in sugar, which makes it a healthier snack option without losing the yumminess factor.
First, grind up half a cup of rolled oats in a blender. It will turn into a flour-like powder.
Then, place into a microwaveable cup and add two tablespoons of cocoa powder. Add a pinch of baking powder, salt and then add a quarter cup of oat milk or water.
Stir until it becomes a cake batter consistency and top it off with some chocolate chips.
Place the cup in a microwave for 2 minutes and enjoy your oat chocolate cake without the trouble of baking.
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