Yesterday I was really craving a warm oatmeal. It’s been FREEZING here in San Diego…okay I’m exaggerating it’s been like 55 degrees, but hey that’s cold for San Diego! Anyways, I really wanted a cozy breakfast to go with my morning coffee, and I just wasn’t feeling the “oats” in oatmeal. Having Celiac, I can be very sensitive to grains, so though I do still have gluten free oats on occasion, it’s not an every day thing for me! So I started searching around for some oatmeal alternatives and with some inspiration from Kelly Leveque, I desired super seed “oatmeal”. Which is combining different types of seeds to get that same cozy consistency as oats.
After playing around in the kitchen for little I made my own version with what I had on hand. Let me just tell you, it his HIT THE DANG SPOT! It tasted JUST LIKE OATMEAL, but grain free!
What makes this even better is ALLLLL THE BENEFITS. You guys know I’m all about the benefits. This Super Seed Oatmeal
- reduces inflammation in the body
- helps to balance hormones
- helps with weightloss by keeping you full for longer and reduces sugar cravings
- amazing for digestive health by keeping you regular in the bathroom
- increases healthy cell growth aka great for you hair, skin, and nails
- strengthens your immune system
- fights breast cancer with alpha lipoic acid (ALA)
- boosts energy and metabolism
Anyways… what you have all been waiting for, the recipe! Feel free to mix this one and make it your own. Add cacao nibs and cacao for a chocolatey version. Top with a few berries for a sweeter treat. There are so many ways to customize this as your own!
Super Seed “Oatmeal” without the Oats
1 tbs coconut oil
1 cup unsweetened almond/cashew/coconut milk
1 tablespoon Vanilla Protein
1 scoop Collagen
3 tablespoon hemp hearts
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablesoon Acacia Fiber Powder or Flaxseed
A few dashes of Pumpkin Pie Spice
Directions: Heat up coconut oil in a skillet on medium-low heat. Add in almond milk, vanilla protein, and collagen. Whisk until smooth. Stir in in hemp hearts, chia seeds, and acacia fiber powder. Stir until it thickens. This can take 5-10 minutes. Make sure you keep stirring so it doesn’t burn, adjust heat as you see necessary between medium-low and medium. When it’s to your liking for thickness, pour into a bowl, sprinkle some pumpkin pie spice on top, and enjoy!
** In this one I also added Christina Rice’s Cinnamon Roasted Eggplant. It was the perfect addition! Cinnamon roasted butternut squash would also be super yummy.