Serves 2

Step1: Stewed Apples

Ingredients

2 Apples (Pink Lady)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Maple Syrup
2 tbsp Water

Method

Peel and dice apples into fairly uniform pieces.
Place a small saucepan or skillet on low heat, and add water, apples, cinnamon and maple syrup. Cook, stirring regularly, for 10 minutes or until the apples have softened. Add more water to the saucepan if needed. Remove from heat and serve warm
Pour the porridge in the bowl, add a spoon of greek yoghurt, and top with stewed apples, drizzle with honey and sprinkled with some almonds.

Step2: Porridge

Ingredients

50g Organic Gluten Free Jumbo Oats from Holland and Barrett
350ml milk or water, or a mixture of the two

Method

Mix the oats and the water and/or milk in a large microwave proof bowl and microwave on high for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Step3: Combine

Pour the porridge in the bowl, add a spoon of greek yoghurt, and top with stewed apples, drizzle with honey and sprinkled with some almonds.

Stewed Apples vs Raw Apples Nutritional Information

Both cooked and raw apples are healthy, but stewed apples can be particularly helpful for gut health. By eating raw apples you benefit from nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium. However, cooked apples have an extra benefit as they release extra pectin, during the stewing process. Pectin is a rich source of soluble fibre that helps with our body’s elimination and detoxification process and is very beneficial to our health promoting good bacteria. Due to their high fibre content, they can also help to alleviate constipation. The flavonoids in apples can also help our gut health by reducing inflammation and protecting our intestinal tissue.
Even though pectin is present in raw apples too, its effect is more pronounced when the apples are cooked.

Faye Zammit

Faye Zammit

With a 20-year background in ballet and jazz achieving a Diploma in Dance, Faye’s passion for health and fitness drives her to motivate others around her and boosts her own mental- wellbeing. Complimenting a healthy lifestyle, Faye is a fully certified Nutrition Coach (Level 4) and Weight Management Coach, and a qualified fitness instructor.

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