Porridge With Kefir & Berries
If you’re living with joint pain or osteoarthritis, it's widely acknowledged that symptoms can be alleviated by tinkering with your diet so that mealtimes include ingredients packed with anti-inflammatory properties.
Finding recipes that get the taste buds tingling is the easiest way to switch to a healthy diet. Our latest arthritis-friendly recipe is porridge with kefir and berries, which is a wonderful breakfast recipe and a great way to get some joint-friendly ingredients in at the start of the day.
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Oats are known to have anti-inflammatory properties, potentially due to their high fibre content. Oats are also rich in B complex vitamins which are known to help treat alignments in both bones and inflammation, so they are a great ingredient to have if you have arthritis. You can also find gluten free oats if you know you have an intolerance to gluten.
Kefir is a fermented milk drink that may be beneficial for osteoarthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to improve gut health. Kefir is also a good source of nutrients like calcium and vitamin K2, which are important for maintaining bone health.
Did you know that gram for gram, strawberries have more vitamin C in them than oranges? What’s more, strawberries contain anthocyanins which are believed to have anti-inflammatory effects. Perfect for those living with joint pain.
Blueberries are rich in polyphenol and anthocyanin which can reduce pain and inflammation. In a study it was found that blueberries helped reduce pain and stiffness.
Prep + Cooking Time: 30 mins
- 1 cup of steel cut oats
- 3 cups of water
- 1 handful of frozen or fresh blueberries
- 3-5 sliced fresh strawberries
- 2 tbsp of kefir yoghurt
- 1 handful of hemp seeds
- 1 small handful of fresh mint leaves
- Place the oats in a saucepan on a medium heat and toast them for 2-3 minutes, moving them gently to distribute the heat evenly among them.
- Add the water and bring to the boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer for 20 mins, stirring occasionally.
Take off the heat and place in a bowl. Place the blueberries, strawberries, kefir and hemp seeds into the bowl.
Garnish with the mint leaves and serve.
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