I’ve probably said before that oats are one of my favourite breakfasts. They’re a nutritious way to start the day and there are lots of ways you turn them into a delicious meal. Oats are a good source of soluble fibre and the beta-glucan from oats has also been shown to reduce cholesterol levels. Oats are also a source of B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin and B6 and also contain small amounts of minerals including magnesium, iron and zinc.
Compared to other grains, oats are also higher in protein which can help keep you feeling fuller for longer. Can you see why I love them?! This week I thought I’d share some of my favourite oat combinations, starting with blackberry and coconut. During the cooler months, I buy big bags of frozen berries as a cheaper way to still get my berry fix.
Ingredients for one serve:
1/2 cup oats
1 cup of water (and a bit extra if desired)
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2-1 tablespoon coconut milk
1 tablespoon coconut threads
1 tablespoon sliced almonds
Cook the oats with the water, add extra water as needed/desired to get the consistency you like. Mix in the berries and coconut milk and top with some threads of coconut and sliced almonds. I also like to top with some Greek yoghurt. Enjoy!