Gut Power Porridge is designed to promote gut health, reduce inflammation, support your immune system, and improve energy, fat burning and sugar metabolism – Lisa Rieniets ND.
the gut power ingredients
1/3 metric cup of organic oat bran.
2/3 metric cup of Bonsoy soy milk. You can also use organic almond or oat milk.
1 punnet of fresh blueberries – or half a cup of frozen organic blueberries defrosted overnight in a covered glass container.
1 sachet of Creative Gourmet frozen organic açai berry puree. Remove the puree from the sachet and defrost overnight in a covered glass container.
1 teaspoon of true cinnamon powder (Ceylon cinnamon, cinnamomum serum).
Organic maple syrup or raw honey to sweeten if required.
how to make gut power porridge
Put the oat bran, soy milk, and cinnamon into a stainless steel pot and cook using medium heat.
Stir the porridge as it’s cooking until it thickens. This takes only a few minutes once it starts simmering.
When your porridge is cooked, remove it from the stove and stir in a sachet (100g) of acai puree.
Pour your porridge into a breakfast bowl and add blueberries, a dash or two of extra soy milk.
Add a drizzle of pure maple syrup or raw honey if sweetening is required.
If you forget to defrost your berries overnight, add frozen blueberries while your porridge is cooking. Add frozen acai once the porridge is cooked and stir thoroughly until it dissolves.
Make sure you use only organic ingredients and true cinnamon for this recipe.
If you don’t feel like porridge for breakfast – add the ingredients to your morning smoothie.
why this recipe is good for gut health
BONSOY SOY MILK
We use organic plant-based milk because of what it doesn’t contain. The presence of hormones in animal milk products have the potential to disrupt your endocrine system (hormones) and are linked to breast, testicular, and prostate cancers.
Oat bran is a prebiotic, nutritional powerhouse for gut health. We use the bran because it has more protein, fewer carbohydrates, is higher in nutrition, has 50% more fibre, and fewer calories than quick or rolled oats.
Action & Use
Absorbs fats • High in soluble fibre • Lowers cholesterol • Lowers risk of colon cancer • Reduces high blood pressure • Helps you feel full for longer • Improves blood sugar control • Reduces risk of heart disease • Promotes healthy bowel function • Rich in polyphenols to protect cells • Reduces abdominal and reflux pain • Anti-inflammatory relief for irritable bowel conditions • Feeds, restores and promotes the growth of healthy gut bacteria • A higher intake of fibre is associated with a lower prevalence of gallstones.
Acai (ah-sigh-ee) is a powerful functional food, rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory support.
Action & Use
Nutrient-dense • Contains healthy fatty acids • Acts as a prebiotic in your gut • Stimulates healthy digestion • Assists fat metabolism • Anti-inflammatory • Balances blood sugar • Brain food assists cognitive function • Protects central nervous system • Aids pain reduction and improvement in mobility • Boosts skin health and wound healing • Improves cholesterol levels • Boosts stamina and energy • Healthy ageing • Boosts immune cell function • Promotes heart health • Anti-cancer effect • Anthocyanins help improve eyesight.
Ceylon cinnamon is full of anti-inflammatory properties that promote gut health and aid digestion.
Action & Use
Antioxidant • Autoimmune symptoms • Bacterial infections • Blood pressure (hypertension) • Brain food • Candida • Central nervous system • Cholesterol • Cognitive decline • Gut and colon health • Dental health • Diabetes • Fungal infections • Heart health • Insulin resistance • Neurodegenerative disorders • Viral infections • Weight management • Wound healing.