ANTONIA X GALLINEE - PREBIOTIC PORRIDGE
I find it rather insulting to give people a recipe to such a simple porridge, but it is really to highlight the ease of including prebiotic ingredients in your diet. Porridge is the perfect canvas for different flavours and toppings and the combination of banana, coconut and nut butter tastes delicious on top of the creamy oats.
Prebiotics, such as ripe bananas, oats and flax seeds, contain non-digestible fibres which pass through the upper part of the digestive tract in tact and remain undigested until fermenting in the lower part of the digestive tract. This natural fermentation process feeds the healthy bacteria, playing a vital role in preserving the health and diversity of the gut microbiota.
· 100grams oats
· 250ml almond milk or coconut milk
· ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
· 1 tablespoon flax seeds (lineseeds)
· Sliced banana
· Coconut yoghurt
· Nut butter
· Cacao nibs
· Place the oats, milk and cinnamon together in a small saucepan, place on medium heat and cook for 3 - 4 minutes, stirring occasionally until the oats form desired consistency.
· Prepare your toppings.
Stir through the flax seeds into the porridge right before serving and then add your toppings.