If you’re suffering from digestive woes (gas, bloating, reflux, constipation), rotate this morning porridge into your breakfast routine.
The gut needs fiber and mucilage to function optimally and this breakfast cereal contains both; fiber from the oats and fenugreek seeds and mucilage from the slippery elm and flax seeds.
Grains, like oats, need to be processed properly and that means soaking them.
I soaked these oats in an acid-medium (goat kefir) to neutralize the anti-nutrients, and make the oats way more beneficial to health.
If you find that the kefir makes the oats taste too sour, sweeten the porridge with honey or maple syrup. If you don’t eat dairy, simply soak them in water.
And, if you do not like oats, swap them out with any other cooked grain instead (brown rice, cracked wheat, quinoa, or buckwheat).
Enjoy this gut-healing porridge and send your belly some fiber, mucilage and love!
- Put oats, water, fenugreek and 1 tbsp. yogurt or kefir into a pot.
- Let it sit, covered, overnight.
- In the morning, add more water if needed, cinnamon, berries, slippery elm, water and sea salt.
- Bring to a boil.
- Lower to simmer and cook 5 minutes.
- Top with ground flax seeds and 1-2 tbsp. kefir or yogurt.
- Garnish with fresh berries.
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker, Herbalist and best-selling author. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.
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