As I’ve mentioned in a few previous posts, even if I like to follow a mainly Paleo diet, oats is the one grain I find hard not to eat because it’s so versatile, creamy and delicious hot (chocolate porridge is amazing!) or cold.
This bircher recipe (pictured above) is a raw and satisfying brekky with a good mix of protein and fats (nuts and chia seeds), complex carbs and fibre (oats) and antioxidants (strawbs). Oats are an excellent source of beta-glucan, a type of soluble fibre which is good for heart health, keeps you regular and leaves you feeling fuller for longer. You can get the recipe here.
But now to the point of writing this post: why would you bother making this when you can just eat quick sachet oats? Observe the below infographic:
Quick sachet oats deliver LESS protein and LESS fibre than your good ol’ rolled oats and contain LOTS of sugar and flavourings which is why they’re so sweet and delicious. Sure, oats are boring on their own, but you can get more nutritional value and feel fuller by adding antioxidant rich berries and protein packed nuts. You may think it may not be worth the effort, but consider it an investment in your health and your body will thank you for it.