OATLESS OATMEAL (with zucchini)
This Oatless Oatmeal recipe made with egg whites, flax seed aka omega powerhouse and almond milk this is one of the best alternatives for those who may be gluten free, paleo or like me, simply looking for a satisfying high protein breakfast.
Happy Family Day long weekend ! Being from Australia, this is not a holiday that I am familiar with. In Canada, when you need an excuse to extend a weekend because you are too busy getting lost in the beautiful winter wonderland mountains, they took a look at Feb, figured more time spent with family was required.. long weekend, "Family Day"... and done ! (Of course that is not really why Family Day exists but to most, that is how they view it).
Anyway! At some point over the long weekend, you are going to need to eat and to stay on track with your fitness goals, it has never been easier with this recipe I am about to share with you!
For anyone out there following a Paleo diet or Whole30, this recipe is one that should definitely be added to you "go-to's" simply based on how easy and delicious it is. . For anyone else, sometimes we need to just mix things up and give out that a break so here I present to you Oatless Oatmeal.
Wait, don't leave yet. I understand, you are skeptical about Oatless Oatmeal but I am telling you it is D-E-licious. Before judging oatmeal by its oats, give it a go and then judge away.. or bang it in a muffin pan and bake. If the worst case scenario is muffins.. do you really have anything to lose??
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3/4 cup egg whites (I use liquid from a carton)
1.5 tbsp ground flax seed
1/2 ripe banana - mashed well
1/2 zucchini - grated
Sprinkle of cinnamon
- Combine mashed banana and grated zucchini in a small bowl.
- Pour egg whites and almond milk in a small saucepan. Over medium heat stir with a spatula until you see a few little bubbles. Add flaxseed and the mixture will thicken. I recommend continually scraping at the sides to ensure nothing sticks.
- Pour in mashed banana and grated zucchini mix and stir constantly. The oatmeal will thicken. Add cinnamon, reduce heat if needed and stir until your thickness level you prefer is reached.
TIPS: I am all about the #preplife so I have been making a big batch and dispersing into mason jars for overnights oats that I can grab and go on the run ! Enjoy coldor heat it up, add desired toppings and enjoy!
Makes 1 "normal human" size heaping bowl serving:
Total Fat: 5.9g, Saturated Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 285.3mg, Total Carbs: 19.2g, Fiber: 7.3g, Sugars: 13.3g, Protein: 14.9g
Stay Strong. Be the fire.