Yum Healthy Recipe + 3 Tips to Lower Cholesterol


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Yum Healthy Recipe + 3 Tips to Lower Cholesterol

By Rachel Grunwell

Keep your cholesterol in check – for the sake of your heart health.

3 tips to lower your cholesterol:

  •      Move your body. This is one key to a healthy heart. Walking, swimming or cycling are great options.
  •      Manage stress by doing something like yin yoga, meditation or Tai Chi. Again, this is to prevent prolonged stress, which can potentially lead to a risk of a heart attack or stroke.
  •      Eat a healthy diet to stay “well” ie lots of veg, some fruit, grains (ie oats that are full of soluble fibre), healthy oils (like flaxseed oil which boasts Omega 3 fatty acid), nuts, seeds, eggs, fish, chicken, eggs, etc

One healthy option is Harraways Oat-activ® Original Oats range (they come in Original and Original with Cranberry). The Harraways Oat-activ® oat singles are contain beta-glucan (naturally found in oats) and fortified with plant sterols,  two sachets a day can reduce your cholesterol, as part of your 3g of beta-glucan or 2g of plant sterols daily intake. I often have two breakfast-style-eating-options daily; I have one first thing in the morning and another around 3pm when I feel like a snack – so these will be a great addition! I know if I have a snack like oats at 3pm, then it will help me to feel full and stop me from reaching for chocolate instead!

The Harraways Oat-activ® sachets are quick and easy to make. I use them as a base and usually add a few other ingredients to change up the taste! This means I take in different nutrients at each sitting.

Here’s how I made the ones pictured above.



1 sachet Harraways Oat-activ® Oats (Original flavour)

1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds

1 tablespoon sunflower seeds

¾ cup filtered water



½ cup berries

1 tablespoon raw macadamia nuts (chopped roughly)

½ banana (sliced, skin removed)

Drizzle each of Manuka honey & flaxseed oil


Method: Place the oats, pumpkin and sunflower seeds + water into a pan. Heat this and then let it simmer for 30-seconds. Or you can alternatively place the ingredients in a bowl and microwave them for 90-seconds.

Once cooked, put the oats into a bowl. Then place the toppings on top and enjoy!

Harraways Oat-activ® oats are available in selected Pak N Save & New World supermarkets. For more ways to use Harraways Oat-activ® check out some more recipes HERE


You can also go in the draw to win 1 x 2 months supply of the new Oat-activ® flavours (4 x Original Oat-activ and  4 x Original with Cranberry Oat-activ®. You can share this with a friend if you wish! Enter via our Facebook or Instagram

Blog by Rachel Grunwell: Magazine wellness columnist, magazine healthy recipe creator, yoga teacher, & director of lifestyle website inspiredhealth.co.nz

This blog was sponsored courtesy of Harraways Oat-activ®

InspiredHealth is run by Rachel Grunwell: Award-winning journalist, magazine wellness columnist & healthy recipe creator, wellness ambassador, yoga teacher & marathoner





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