Filipinos consume less than 50 percent of the daily fiber requirement. According to the Philippine Society of Nutritionist-Dietitians Inc., a study they conducted on working Filipino adults show the average consumption of fiber daily was only around 8 grams.
“This is very far from the recommended nutrient intake (RNI) of 20 to 25 grams,” said PSND registered nutritionist-dietitian Jake Brandon Andal.
This low intake of fiber means Filipinos are missing out on an important nutrient which helps in preventing constipation and irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases, and diverticular disease.
Fiber also helps manage weight and reduces the risk of acquiring heart disease.
Through the years, Quaker Oats, the number 1 oats brand, has introduced many fiber-rich products to help Filipinos have a more balanced diet.
Oats have been proven to have seven times more fiber per serving versus long grain white rice—enough to cover the recommended consumption of fiber.
Now, Quaker Oats is again introducing new and innovative recipes to encourage Filipinos to make fiber a daily staple in their diet using oats from breakfast to lunch and even for treats and desserts.
Quaker Oats recently hosted The Quaker Kitchen Cook-Off which featured brand ambassadors Luis Manzano and Solenn Heusaff who challenged each other to prepare easy-to-do, tasty, and nutritious recipes using Quaker Oats.
Both health buffs shared their go-to fruity and delicious desserts such as the Rainbow Superfloat, Caramelized Bananas No-Bake Cheesecake, and homemade Sorbetes.
Luis and Solenn whipped up these fun recipes using Quaker Oats, and along with expert nutritionists, also shared their tips to increasing fiber in your diet and sustaining a healthy lifestyle without completely cutting out treats.
“I love Quaker Oats and it has been a kitchen staple in the Manzano household since I was young. My favorite recipe to make is definitely the Overnight Oats because it’s quick and easy. But I’ve recently been leveling up my culinary skills, so now the Rainbow Superfloat recipe is a new favorite. It’s a great option if you feel like having a more fruity and colorful breakfast or dessert that is also healthy, light, and refreshing,” said Luis.
“It’s very interesting how many healthy dishes you can make with oats as the main ingredient!,” said Solenn. “Though there are other sources of fiber, Quaker Oats is my go-to because it carries 7x more fiber and it is highly versatile. You can use it in every meal both for savory and sweet dishes like homemade sorbetes, and no-bake cheesecakes.”
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(Recipe serves 2 glasses or jars)
250 g or 2 pots of Yogurt (zero percent fat or any other kind of yogurt)
30 g of Coco Sugar (3-4 Tablespoon)
2 Calamansi Fruits (for the zests)
1/4 Pink Dragon Fruit
50 g of Strawberry (¼ cup)
1⁄2 Pineapple (fresh or in can)
50 g of Blueberry fresh or frozen (¼ cup)
70 g of Oats (¼ cup)
Note: All fruits can be substituted based on your sweetness preference.
Prepare the Calamansi Yogurt Base:
– Mix together yogurt, coco sugar and calamansi zests.
Prepare the fruits:
– Wash all fruits, then peel and cut the dragonfruit, pineapple, kiwi and mango in 2 cm cubes.
– Cut the strawberries in two. For the blueberries, keep them whole.
– Keep each fruit in a separated container.
Assemble the dessert:
– First with a spoon, pour the calamansi yogurt and add a generous layer of Quaker Rolled Oats.
– Add multiple layers of fruits to create the rainbow effect.
– Place it in the refrigerator and serve cold.
Caramelized Bananas No-Bake Cheesecake
Recipe serves a 7” cake
– 20 g of light brown sugar (3 Tablespoons)
– 2 sweet bananas
– 10 g of margarine (2 Tablespoons)
– 70 g crushed rolled oats (1 cup)
– 10 g of all-purpose flour (2 tablespoon)
– 50 g of light brown sugar (¼ cup)
– 1 pinch of salt
– 60 g of margarine (¼ cup)
Cream Cheese Batter
– 450 g of cream cheese (2 cups)
– 1 can of condensed milk
– 50 g of fresh lemon Juice (1/4 Cup)
– 1 tablespoon of vanilla
Make the Caramelized Bananas:
– In a pot, pour the light brown sugar and caramelize it.
– Using a fork, mash the bananas.
– Add the bananas in the light brown caramel and add margarine
– Cook it until the caramel is well dissolved in the mashed bananas.
– Keep these in the refrigerator.
Make the Oats Crust:
– In a bowl, mix all ingredients together with the melted margarine.
– Press the crust using a spoon into a 7-inch mold (bottom only)
Option: if you don’t have a pastry ring, you can use a glass, an aluminum tray, or a ramequin
– Chill it for an hour minimum before adding the filling
Make the Cream Cheese Batter:
– Squeeze the lemon to obtain fresh lemon juice
– In a bowl, mix all ingredients together until you obtain a smooth and no lumps consistency
– Pour this mix over your oats crust and chill it for 5 hours minimum
– With a spoon, spread the Caramelized Banana Jam.
– Decorate with oats and fresh bananas. Similarly, you can decorate your cheesecake with berries or fruits or even chocolate shavings.
Recipe serves 4 sorbetes sticks
300g of yogurt or 300g of light cream (1 ½ cup)
60 g of light brown sugar (⅓ cup)
75 g of canned peaches
50 g of oats (½ cup)
Optional: 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
Note: All fruits can be fresh/canned/frozen
Make the sorbetes:
– Using a spoon and a saucepot, melt the brown sugar into the cream or yogurt (for a lighter version). Place it on the side.
– Wash, peel and cut fruits in big chunks.
– Add fruits and oats inside the sweet mix and carefully pour it into the sorbetes molds
– Keep it in the freezer for at least 24 hours.
– Remove the sorbetes from the mold and serve frozen.