One cup of oats contains over sixteen grams of fiber, which not only helps keep you full for longer, but also helps to keep blood glucose and insulin levels stable, which, when high, can increase acne inflammation, particularly if you suffer with cystic acne.
it’s why in cultures with a diet free from insulin-spiking processed foods, acne is virtually nonexistent. To keep blood sugar steady, start your day off with a blood sugar stabilizing breakfast like this raw oatmeal.
1 cup steel cut oats, soaked
1/2 cup cashew, soaked
12 medjool dates, pitted
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons extra-virgin cold-pressed coconut oil, liquefied
1/4 teaspoon salt
Fresh berries (optional)
- In separate bowls, soak the oats and the cashews overnight in enough filtered water to cover each.
- Strain the cashews before placing them in a high powered blender with the dates, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and salt. Add 3/4 cup water. Blend until creamy, about 30 seconds.
- Strain the soaked oats and put it into a mixing bowl. Add the blended cashew milk to the oats and stir until well combined.
- Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes before serving
Top with fresh berries, if desired.