Spiced Apple No-Oat-Meal
The crisp morning air means fall is in the air and this No-Oat-Meal is the best introduction to fall.
It’s basically a high fiber, low-carb version of oatmeal that’s grain-free, paleo, and plant-based.
Oatmeal is a common breakfast but, for many people it can be a trigger that irritates digestion or spikes blood sugar leaving them hungry a few hours later and reaching for a pick me up.
This recipe is loaded with healthy fats and fiber to stabilize blood sugar and keep you full and satisfied for hours. And because it’s grain-free it’ll cut down on the inflammatory properties that can leave you feeling bloated or gassy.
You’ll be surprised how much the texture resembles oatmeal. Give it a try–I know you’ll love it!
SPICED APPLE NO-OAT-MEAL
1 green apple*
1/2 cup canned coconut milk + 1/2 cup water or 1 cup almond milk
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons almond flour
1 tablespoon flaxseed
1 tablespoon chia seed
1 tablespoon hemp seed optional
1 serving collagen powder or protein of choice
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Core the apple and cut it in 4-6 wedges. Put it in a high powered blender or food processor and pulse to shred the apple into pea sized slices . You can also finely dice with a knife.
Add coconut milk and water to a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil.
While the milk is heating, combine everything else in a small bowl.
Once the milk has come to a boil add everything to the pot and stir constantly to thicken to an oatmeal consistency, about 1-2 minutes. If it's too thick for your preference add more milk, if it's too thin, add an extra tablespoon of almond flour or 1/4 teaspoon of chia seeds.
Scoop it into a bowl and enjoy!
* I like using Honeycrisp apples or something more firm and crisp. Granny Smith will also work well. You can also use 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce instead but it will be more like porridge instead of oatmeal.
This piece was written and contributed by:
Alanna DeSalvo is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, NC & RWP, living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She fell in love with food and cooking at an early age, but working in the industry inspired her to learn more about the functional role food plays in the body and how it affects your health and wellbeing.
As a Functional Nutritionist, Alanna helps do-ers ditch food rules and optimize their personal nutrition so they can reclaim their energy, motivation and be more present for their lives. By using food as medicine, along with functional tools and testing, she is able to develop a personalized protocol to help you get to the root cause of your symptoms that are holding you back.. Her delicious recipes and helpful resources make it easy to build healthy habits that fit your lifestyle.
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