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    Gut Healing Morning Porridge by Andrea Beaman

    One of our very popular and repeat Take Back Your Health Speakers, Andrea Beaman, has a wonderful recipe to share, full of gut-healing herbs and ingredients. Read more about these ingredients and get the recipe below! 


    If you’re suffering from digestive woes (gas, bloating, reflux, constipation), try rotating this morning porridge into your breakfast routine.

    The gut needs fiber and mucilage to function optimally and this breakfast cereal contains both; fiber from the oats and fenugreek seeds and mucilage from the slippery elm and flax seeds.

    Grains, like oats, needs to be processed properly and that means soaking them.

    I soaked the oats in an acid-medium (goat kefir) to neutralize the anti-nutrients, and make the oats way more beneficial to health.

    If you find that the kefir makes the oats taste too sour, you can sweeten this porridge with honey or maple syrup. If you don’t use eat dairy, you can use any other acid medium (vinegar, lemon juice).

    And, if you simply do not like oats, you can swap them out and use any other cooked grain instead (brown rice, cracked wheat, quinoa, or buckwheat). If you use another type of grain other than oats, make sure it is pre-cooked. Rolled oats are pre-cooked (steamed).

    Enjoy this gut-healing porridge and send your belly some fiber, mucilage and love!


    Gut Healing Porridge

    Author: Andrea Beaman
    Serves: 2 servings

    1 cup rolled oats (or 1 cup cooked rice)
    2 cups water
    1 tsp. fenugreek seeds
    ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
    ½ cup fresh berries (or ¼ cup dried)
    1 tsp. slippery elm powder
    ¼ tsp. sea salt
    2 tsp. ground flax seeds
    3 tbsp. yogurt, or kefir (or a dash of lemon juice)

    1. Put oats, 1 cup water, fenugreek and 1 tbsp. yogurt or kefir into a pot.
    2. Let sit on counter, covered, overnight.
    3. In the morning, add remaining 1 cup water, cinnamon, berries, slippery elm, water and sea salt.
    4. Bring to a boil. Lower to simmer and cook 5-7 minutes.
    6. Top with ground flax seeds and remaining kefir. Garnish with some fresh berries.




    We hope you enjoy this delicious recipe from Andrea Beaman!  Leave us a comment below if you have questions or thoughts for Andrea about gut healing!


    Keep taking back your health,
    Robin Shirley

    2 Responses to Gut Healing Morning Porridge by Andrea Beaman

    1. Ina April 23, 2018 at 5:05 am #

      Why are there fenugreek seeds in the porridge? It doesn’t seem like it would be a compatible flavor. Just wondering 🙂

      • Robin Shirley July 29, 2018 at 7:10 pm #

        The fenugreek is what helps stimulate digestion! Have you ever seen them in the bowl on the host’s counter at an Indian restaurant? That’s why they are there too… ! 🙂

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