Apart from being a good source of protein, oats also provide vitamin E, zinc, copper and iron to the body. Furthermore, they also contain high levels of calcium, potassium and magnesium, coupled with Vitamin B-complex. All these vitamins and minerals are essential for the nervous system.
Oats contain more soluble fibre than any other grain, thus can slow down the digestion process and provide an extended sensation of fullness. This makes them good for people who want to lose weight. Try to use steel cut oats for this smoothie if you can as they are minimally processed.
Raisins are packed with energy and rich in fibre whilst cinnamon and nutmeg are powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients, containing many essential volatile oils such as eugenol and safrole that make it useful for treating joint and muscle pain. Furthermore, cinnamon is known for its powerful anti-oxidant properties and for lowering blood sugar levels – so a perfect combination with the raisins.
2 tbsp ground linseed
1 tbsp of peanut butter or any nut butter of your choice
3 tbsp of steel cut oats
2 tbsp Raisins
200 ml Almond or coconut milk
Pinch of cinnamon & nutmeg
Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend to desired consistency.
Kumud Gandhi is a Nutritional Food Scientist bestselling Author, Broadcaster, and Keynote Speaker on the subject of nutritional health for productivity & performance in the workplace. In 2010 Kumud founded ‘The Cooking Academy’ a cookery school that focusses on cooking for nutritional health and wellbeing. Kumud regularly presents to international audiences on a variety of topics such as ‘Eating for Immunity and a Lifetime of Wellness’. She is an expert in the field of Wellness in the Workplace and works with organizations to create transformational change in employee health & well-being through nutrition and health coaching.