Happy Belly Oats

Healthy Eating Is Not As Boring As You Think. Soluble fiber filled oats & raspberries are a great choice for a quick nutritious breakfast.

Not only will steel cut organic oats & raspberries keep you full till lunch, they are full of dietary fiber known as “beta-glucans”, which are great for digestive health & have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels.

Some days are better than others, digestively speaking. Let’s face it, no matter your issues, you gotta let loose, from time to time. You too can enjoy a happy hour with your coworkers, or an awesome burger with your friends… And not be scared of tomorrows.

The problem is, these kinds of tomorrows are often painful, and you might quickly start to regret your excess. Not only bloating and other digestive issues can take a toll on a quality sleep, they can also make your morning extremely difficult. Starting the day with a lagging pain in your stomach is everything but fun. But why should you avoid all foods fun and stick to a boring diet?

The good news is that a bit of health eating can go a long way. While the first meal of the day is often regarded as the most important, combine taste, nutrients and a happy belly with a quick nutritious breakfast that can help improve your digestive issues and keep you full for hours.

This yummy breakfast parfait recipe is filled with soluble fibers and probiotics, the perfect choice to start the day with a smile. Not only will steel cut organic oats & raspberries keep you full till lunch, they are full of dietary fibers known as “beta-glucans”, which are great for digestive health & have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels. The organic Greek Yogurt will fill you up with probiotics—the gut healers—and the organic chia seeds will bring you the Omega-3 Fatty Acids you need to have energy all day. The best part is that this recipe is super easy to make and super yummy!!!

Use organic berries for a healthier alternative than non-organic

My Recipe

Prep Time: 3 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Yields: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut organic oats
  • 2 cup nut milk (coconut, almond, cashew)
  • 2-3 tsp organic agave nectar *(this won’t spike your blood sugar as much as other natural sweeteners)
  • 1 cup organic raspberries
  • ½ cup Organic Greek Yogurt
  • Optional: Top with 1 tbsp organic walnuts & a dash of cinnamon if desired

Directions

  1. Cook oats as directed on the package using the nut milk as your liquid. Increase length of cooking time if you prefer your oats thicker and less time if you like a creamier consistency. If you wish to ‘cook’ your using the overnight method, see additional directions below.
  2. Top cooked oats with Greek yogurt and drizzle with 2 tsp agave nectar
  3. Add berries, walnuts and cinnamon

Fun fact

This easy-to-make recipe that includes a whopping 12 grams of fiber! Recommended fiber intake per day is 25g for women and 28g for men.

Sarah Jackson

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Los Angeles. My academic career began at UC Riverside, where I earned a degree in Psychology. After falling in love with nutrition, I went back to school to earn my second bachelors degree in Nutrition Dietetics. I completed my dietetic internship through Oakwood University, which had a focus in medical nutrition therapy. I am currently in my graduate program working to attain a masters degree in Applied Nutrition. Professionally, I work as a clinical dietitian but love to spend my free time cooking & creating nutritious recipes. I am a Southern California native originally born in the San Fernando Valley. I am truly passionate about food and it’s unique ability to prevent and treat nutrition related diseases. Having suffered from digestive issues my entire life, I have witnessed first hand how powerful nutrition modification can be. I hope share my knowledge with others and help spread Hippocrates message of: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.

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