This pudding is one of my favorites as a warming breakfast in the colder months. It's a little different than your regular oats as they are blended! Oatmeal is a great breakfast option as it is loaded with complex carbohydrates for energy. They are an excellent source of soluble and insoluble fiber, magnesium, b-vitamins and iron.
To make your oats more satisfying, ensure you add a source of protein and fat to your morning bowl. This will keep you energy levels stable and stave off hunger pains until lunch!
Try adding one of these sources of protein and fats to your morning oats:
2 tbsps hemp hearts or chia seeds
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
2 tbsps - 1 scoop of protein powder of choice
1 tbsp of almond or peanut butter or tahini
1 tbsps coconut butter
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
1-2 tbsps of nuts or seeds of choice
Sticky Date Oatmeal Pudding
0.5 cup oat flour (grind whole oats in a blender or food processor)
0.5 scoop of plant based protein powder*
1 tbsp chia seeds
0.5 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
1.5 cups of unsweetened almond or coconut milk
2 large medjool dates, chopped
In a small bowl, combine oat flour, protein powder, chia seeds, cinnamon, and sea salt. Add milk of choice to a small pot and bring to a boil. Add oat mix to the milk, stir to combine and reduce to a simmer. Allow to cook for about 6-7 minutes until thickened. Stir in chopped dates. Pour into mason jars or bowls and top with almond butter and an extra drizzle of maple syrup for a touch more sweetness!
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