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Ever wondered why after a bowl of oats you feel calm and centered? Oats are classified as nervines and are one of my favourite medicinal foods for nourishing the nervous system. A bowl of creamy oats each morning can significantly reduce nervous tension, anxiety, stress and depression.

Oats have been shown to lower cholesterol and are classified as a low GI food helping to regulate blood sugar, keeping you fuller for longer and ensuring a slow burning release of energy throughout the day.

Top your oats with roasted figs, a sprinkle of nuts and a drizzle of honey and you will have yourself a happy belly and calm nervous system.


Roasted fig porridge
Cuisine: Breakfast
Author: Ema Taylor
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Serves: 1
  • 1/2 cup of dry oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk, or whatever milk you desire
  • 1/4 cup of filtered water
  • 1 tsp of chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp flax seeds (optional)
  • A handful of nuts
  • 1 fig chopped in half
  • A tbl spoon of honey
  1. Turn the oven on to 180 degrees
  2. Place figs in a baking dish and drizzle with 1 tsp of honey, bake for 15 minutes or until soft
  3. Pour oats, milk, water, chia and flax seeds into a saucepan and cook for 5 minutes until oats have formed a porridge texture
  4. Pour oats into a bowl and top with crushed nuts, roasted figs and drizzle with honey
  5. Enjoy!