I am an oatmeal fan but I also watch my simple carbohydrate in-take so using up my carbs early in the morning by eating toast, oatmeal or cereal doesn’t always work for me. So my morning go too has become N’Oatmeal! Sometimes a girl needs to save the bread for some tacos or burgers for dinner- anyone feel me on this?
I also prefer to eat hot breakfasts but don’t always have time to whip up eggs and toast. Why? because I love my bed too much and always sleep in! So fast easy breakfasts are my jam and this one is so full of goodness. My friend and holistic nutritionist Kathy Wilkes of Energia Health shared this recipe with me over a year ago now and I love it so much I eat it at least three time per week! She called it her Bowl of Goodness but I prefer the name N’Oatmeal as a reminder that there is no need for oatmeal at all!
WARM APPLE N’OATMEAL
What is great about N’Oatmeal is it feels like you are eating a warm cozy bowl of oatmeal but 100% vegan, paleo, gluten free and fits the 21 Day Fix and Whole 30 Nutrition Plans. A perfect breakfast if you are trying to eat a little healthier and fuel your body with the nutrition it needs to metabolize food well, give you the energy for the day and regulate blood sugar levels.
Flax seeds, chia seeds and hemp hearts are all excellent sources of Omega 3 fatty acids which are the good fats that are know to have heart-healthy benefits. Plus Hemp hearts also are an great source of protein that is much easier to digest than meats, eggs or cheeses.
In this particular recipe I like to use apples and raisins and yes the raisin count as a carbohydrate but 1 tablespoon would be considered only 1 serving of carbohydrates vs my need to 2 pieces of toast to feel full otherwise so I consider this a win.
You can certainly use any fruit you like, strawberries or peaches would work well too and the type of nut you use can also be modified. I love the texture of slivered almonds so they are what I usually like to use.
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and add your preference of either a 1/2 a cup of coconut milk or almond milk. Warm in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds and breakfast is served.
Once out of the microwave make sure to mix this really well. When the chia seeds are moist they produce a gel like shell that will clump together forming a kind of like pudding texture. Flax tends to do this as well. By mixing this recipe well it will break up the seeds to eliminate the large chunks of seeds stuck together.
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- 1 small apple chopped
- 2 tbsp slivered almonds or chopped nut of your choice
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 tbsp hemp hearts
- 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tbsp raisins optional
In a cereal bowl combine all ingredients
Microwave for 90 seconds
21 Day Fix Portion Count: 1 💜 2🧡 1/2 💙 1 🥄 and 1 💛 (optional for raisins)
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This recipe is also available on The Country Cook