What Foods Cause Diverticulitis ? This lovely recipe might help.

This is a question we often see people ask, along side - Can I eat oatmeal with diverticulitis? Or What foods can cause a flare up?

 

High fiber diets are recommeded for people prone to diverticulitis to prevent diverticulitis symptoms. This is because a high fiber diet, prevents pressue in the colon and helps prevent the flare ups. On the flip side if you have a flare up you should avoid the higher fibre foods. 

This recipe is naturally high in fibre (from the oats and berries), and high in protein because both eggs and sheep's yougrt are considered high protein foods. And as if that wasnt enough, its high in wonderful phytonutrients (from the berries). Oats and berries are considered some of the foods to lower cholesterol, and because our sheeps milk yogurt  has live probiotics, you are also looking after your gut health.

So all in all it’s a very healthy breakfast idea, and a wonderful delicious to start the day with and will keep you feeling fuller for longer.  Its also a health breakfast for children as they love the taste. If that wasnt enough its also a very easy recipie, because you just fire everything into a blender and bake.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Bake

 Ingredients:

3 dessert spoons oatmeal, use gluten free oats, standard oats are fine too as long as you dont need a gluten free recipie.

1 egg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 squeeze of honey (two or three if you like it sweeter)

1 small pot or 130g Velvet Cloud sheep’s milk yogurt

2 or three dessert spoons frozen berries

Method

Put all ingredients (except the frozen berries) into a blender and blitz. Put a layer of frozen berries into the dish you will be baking in. Bake in a 180 degree celcius oven for approx. 20 mins.

Serve warm with a big dollop of Velvet Cloud yogurt. (be careful don’t eat when it is too hot the berries will be scalding!)

Sheeps yogurt, egg, gluten free oatmeal in the blender

 

Blitz all ingredients in a blender

 

 

Serve with a big dollop of sheeps yogurt

 

Aisling Flanagan