Humble oats porridge got a makeover today with addition of some beautiful colourful ingredients high in flavonoids, phycocyanin, immune boosters and anthocyanin.
Let me briefly talk about the benefits of the ingredients used to make ‘Galaxy’ Oats porridge:
Oats: Oats are naturally cooling to the body and to our skin. Especially people with high ‘pitta’ type body will find oats extremely beneficial as it helps the body to cool down. Oats are a wonderful remedy for upset stomach too. The mucilage content will sooth the digestive tract. Oat milk extract When topically applied by mixing it in the bath water will provide immense relief to dry skin.
Garnet plum: plums contain anthocyanins - type of flavonoid which provides antioxidant effect. Anthocyanins are the pigments that give the plants/fruits/vegetables that rich colour. Their role in the plant is to attract and lure the pollinators.
Linseed/flaxseed: Naturally high in omega 3 fatty acids, linseeds are good for healthy functioning of the heart, for the skin and helps in relieving constipation.
Slivered Almonds: Almonds are a good source of potassium, magnesium and calcium. Potassium is vital for muscle strength. Magnesium helps to relax the muscles and also keeps the anxiety level low!
Powder extract of ginger: Ginger is a warm stimulating spice. It is a good anti-inflammatory and an immune booster.
Powder extract of beet root: Beet powder contain collagen building vitamin C, iron and beta carotene. It is high in lycopene that helps in maintaining skin elasticity and also defends against sun damage. It is a good digestive laxative.
Powder extract of Butterfly pea powder: Butterfly pea are high in anthocyanins.
Powder extract of spirulina : Spirulina is high in Phycocyanin. It is an adaptive immune enhancer and anti-inflammatory.
Powder extract of elderberry: Elderberry is an active immune booster and has been proven to fight off cold and flu symptoms. They are high in flavonoids and is a good source of anti-oxidant.
Prepare oats porridge as usual with cows milk or nut milk as per your choice and add in the plums, nuts, raisins, powder extracts as above (half a teaspoon each) and enjoy your ‘Galaxy’ oats porridge with drizzle of honey!