The oats in Blondilox are gluten free.
Where do I start, the heart of Blondilox. Oats have many incredible benefits and for me they were a big part of my recovery. I love porridge and all that you can do and create with oats. It's such a versatile dish that you can have for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desert and snacks. (Yes I did say dinner, no rules right?!)
Below are some of the EU approved health claims on the benefits of oats.
- Dietary fibre - oats are rich in a specific type of fibre called beta-glucan.
- Oat beta-glucan has been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease
- Oat grain fibre contributes to an increase in faecal bulk
- Consumption of beta-glucans from oats or barley as part of a meal contributes to the reduction of the blood glucose rise after that meal
- Beta-glucans (including those from oats) contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels
Matcha Green Tea Powder
The Matcha green tea powder I use is from my friends at UPYOURMATCHA. Read all about what Matcha is and its benefits HERE.
Cacao powder comes from the cacao tree plant. Cacao is the purest and highest form of chocolate before it gets processed down into what we know as cocoa. It is basically raw and unprocessed chocolate. Cacao is high in lots antioxidants, contains essential minerals and is a high source of magnesium. More info HERE.
My FAVOURITE spice that I personally add into everything, it has a warming flavour but is also sweet and spicy at the same time. It acts as an anti-inflammatory to your body and is said to help level out blood sugar levels. More info HERE.
Maca is a root vegetable from a plant native in Peru. It has vitamins and goodness that are great for energy, is said to help increase stamina and it has a sweet malty taste. More info HERE.
Also known as linseeds. These little seeds don't have an awful lot of taste but they add texture and they provide your body with dietary fibre and are also great for digestion. They're particularly good to add into baking! More info HERE.
These weird little seeds are actually from a flowering plant related to the mint family. They have omega 3s and proteins as main properties. They don’t have much flavour either but give texture to food. They are amazing for making overnight oats with as they absorb liquid and bulk out whatever you add them to. More info HERE.
They are also known as wolf berries, these red berries are mildly sweet, tangy and are said to contain amino acids and vitamin. More info HERE.
Once the cacao beans are picked and roasted it is then broken down and crumbled into pieces we call cacao nibs. They have an intensely delicious chocolaty bitter taste and add real crunch. I love them in anything (sweet and savoury).
Read more about the great benefits of cacao HERE.
From of course the coconut tree, one of my exotic flavours that are really versatile in dishes that give texture and bite! Coconuts benefits are known to include dietary fibre and healthy fats. More info HERE.