FoodStart your day like a Kardashian: Kourtney's secret to power-packed oatmeal breakfast

Start your day like a Kardashian: Kourtney's secret to power-packed oatmeal breakfast

Protein Oatmeal
Protein Oatmeal
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7:51 AM EST, January 17, 2024

With autumn in the air, Kourtney Kardashian, the eldest daughter of the famous lawyer Robert Kardashian, advocates for warm, filling breakfasts on her website. Kourtney and her sisters have gained recognition by participating in popular reality shows like "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and "Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami".

As a successful entrepreneur and influencer, Kourtney discloses details about her day-to-day life and favorite recipes online.

In Kourtney's household, protein-loaded oatmeal reigns supreme in the mornings. It's not only delicious, but it also provides energy and strength for several hours. She's not the first to appreciate the benefits of oat flakes. These flakes come from purified, dried, crushed, and chopped oat grains and belong to the functional food group known for its positive impact on health.

The advantages of oats have been recognized for about 5,000 years as archaeologists have unearthed evidence of oat consumption in Neolithic peat bogs in Central Europe and Scandinavia. Centuries ago, oats formed a significant part of the Scottish highlanders' diet, and they likely prepared a dish similar to our modern-day oatmeal.

These oat dishes quickly became staple foods in Northern Europe and Russia. Back then, people consumed savory oat dishes, often seasoned with fats (like butter or lard), meat, root vegetables, and herbs. The concept of boiling oats in milk and sweetening the dish was introduced only later.

Oat flakes: nutritional value

Oat grain is rich in dietary fiber, particularly soluble fiber, protein, unsaturated fatty acids (notably linoleic acid), B vitamins, vitamin E, and other potent antioxidants.

The benefits of regularly consuming oat flakes are numerous. It can decrease bad LDL cholesterol, regulate bowel function, and improve metabolism. It also strengthens immunological resistance and can enhance physical and mental performance. Oat flakes also improve the health of your skin, teeth, and hair.

Oat flakes contain beta-glucans, which lower the glycemic index of foods and manage appetite, making them a beneficial addition to diabetic diets and those wanting to avoid weight gain.

How to make protein oatmeal

To prepare protein oatmeal, you need almond milk, which you can purchase or make at home. Soak 2 cups of ground almonds in a liter of cold water, add 3 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup, blend thoroughly, strain, and pour the resulting liquid into a bottle.

Next, pour 1.5 cups of milk into a pan, add 2/3 cup of oats (preferably mountain oats), half a teaspoon of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Heat over medium heat, stirring routinely. Once the mix starts to boil, reduce the heat and stir for another eight minutes.

After eight minutes, add 4 tablespoons of peanut butter, stir until it's dissolved, then transfer the oatmeal into bowls. You can serve this dish with fruits like blueberries and sweeten it further with maple syrup if needed.

Enjoy this substantial breakfast with a glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, Kourtney Kardashian's beverage of choice.

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