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Summer Strawberries

Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)

Start the day in a balanced way with these lovely baked oats. Oats contain healthy unsaturated fats, protein, dietary fibres, disease-fighting phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals. They are an excellent slow-release carbohydrate (which helps to keep you full for longer) and contain beta-glucan, a prebiotic soluble fibre that is great for the gut and heart health, lowering ‘LDL’ cholesterol. 

Eggs are just wonderful and contain numerous vital nutrients (some of which help to balance blood sugar levels) including protein, vitamin D and choline (important for brain health in the developing foetus).

Strawberries are an all-around fertility supporting fruit. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. They also contain good amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and potassium. Strawberries are very rich in antioxidants and plant compounds. Their seeds also contain some omega 3 -enjoy whilst they are sweet!

Ingredients (makes 2 portions)

80g old fashioned porridge oats

2 eggs

200g strawberries

200g natural live yoghurt

How to make

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

Mix all of the ingredients above, in a bowl together and transfer to small ramekins. Bake in the oven for around 30 minutes or until turning golden brown. Sprinkle extra fresh strawberries and a few seeds over the top. Why not make a few- keep in the fridge and reheat the next morning? Enjoy!

Sue is a Nutritional Therapist specialising in fertility, women’s health and general wellness. She is the nutritionist for IVF Babble, IVF Babble Africa and Emme Magazine. There are lots of recipes and nutrition articles over on IVF Babble written by Sue in the wellness section-

Sue is able to offer remote Nutritional Therapy consultations. If you would like more information, do take a look at her website or send her an email