Banana-Almond Butter Oats

This breakfast is pretty standard for me. Oats are so versatile, you can theme your breakfast any way you want. This creation is banana-almond oats! Coconut butter on top is also a favorite.

Recipe: Serves 1 lazy lady/man.

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk (regular, almond, or coconut)
  • optional: tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 banana, ripe
  • 1-2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • salt, cinnamon, Maca powder (optional) to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp almond butter

Directions – Microwave 1/2 cup oats with a bit under 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup milk, and an optional sprinkle of chia seeds for 3 minutes.

When it is finished, in another bowl, microwave half a banana for about a minute until hot and melty.

Stir into your oats 1tsp vanilla, a dash of salt, a dash of cinnamon, 1 tsp of Maca powder, and 1-4 tablespoons of egg whites (depending on how much protein you want; they also make it creamy).  Then stir in your melty sweet banana and top with a heaping tablespoon of almond butter!

Benefits:

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.

Banana * A good source of fiber and potassium.

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!

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2 thoughts on “Banana-Almond Butter Oats

  1. Wow, I just made these oats and they were amazing!!!

    I have recently discovered your blog and spent hours looking around and reading all your health tips. Thanks for sharing your recipes & workouts – I am so excited to start cooking and hit the gym!

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