This is my 2nd favorite oat combo. I ran out of shredded coconut and slivered almonds for a pretty topping, so lets just pretend…
Easy, Classic Oatmeal
Recipe: Serves 1. Gluten Free.
- 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats or oat bran
- 1/2 cup milk (regular, almond, or coconut)
- 1 banana, ripe
- dash salt
- dash chia seeds
- tsp vanilla extract
- tsp Maca (optional)
- 1 large egg white or 2 tbsp egg whites
- Toppings: coconut butter, almond butter, coconut shreds, sliced almonds, nuts, seeds, etc
Directions – Microwave half a cup of rolled oats (or oatbran!) with a little under half a cup of milk and half a cup of water for about 3 minutes. Be sure to use a tall bowl! In another bowl, microwave a frozen banana until its squishy, about a minute. Stir the banana, a dash of salt, a dash of chia seeds, a few drops of vanilla, a teaspoon of Maca, and a tablespoon or 2 of egg whites into the oats. Top with an overflowing tablespoon of almond butter and coconut butter. I put the almond butter into the spoon first and then pour the coconut butter on top. Top with a pinch of slivered almonds and shredded coconut!
Oats * A slow digesting carbohydrate that will keep you full for longer and not spike your blood sugar because of its high fiber content! Also contains potassium, phosphorous, pantothenic acid, and magnesium.
Almond butter *A great source of monounsaturated fats! These are the fats that raise HDL (good cholesterol) levels and lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels!
Maca * Maca has been used by the Peruvians for thousands of years. It is claimed that Maca helps endocrine function which includes sexual function, metabolism, fertility, digestion, and brain function.
Chia * Used by the ancient Aztecs, it was considered food of the Gods. They contain omega 3′s, B vitamins, calcium, niacin, and thiamin. The ratio of protein to carbs to fat is perfect!
Milk * Milk has calcium, vitamin D, and protein! Soy does as well.
Banana * Good source of potassium, fiber, and healthy sweetness.