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Zucchini Coconut Bread “Zoats”

5 Jun

Zoats: Zucchini and Oats cooked together

I was very curious when first hearing about this. But my curiosity led me to make them, and boy was I ever so thankful I did! They are a delicious take on your normal bowl of oats, except for more filling, voluminous, creamy, and all around delicious!

Since I was experimenting for the very first time, I decided, what comes to my mind when I think of zucchini? Well, the only time I really eat it is when I make my zucchini coconut bread! So, that is the flavor I decided to reconstruct in this oatmeal :)

The coconut flavor mixed with the creaminess of the oats and zucchini were to die for. And it was so much more filling than regular oatmeal! Not to mention, more delicious with a flavor like this!

Zucchini is such a healthy addition to your typical oats. It is a vegetable for one thing, so it allows you to get in some greens first thing in the morning without feeling like you are eating vegetables for breakfast! There are also so many benefits that come with them:

1) 1 cup only has 36 calories  2) lowers cholesterol through high fiber and vitamin C and A   3)Anti-Inflammatory    4)High in manganese   5) lowers blood pressure

So, what are you waiting for?? If you haven’t had these before, you should most certainly make some zoats soon!

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Zucchini Coconut Bread Zoats

-1 cup oats

-1/2 cup shredded zucchini

-1.5-2 cups almond milk (depending on desired thickness)

-2 T shredded coconut

-1/2 tsp coconut extract

-1/2 tsp cinnamon, and all spice

-sweetener of liking: stevia or agave are great!

Directions: Mix all ingredients together. Either store in jar in fridge overnight, or cook immediately on stove or in microwave for about 2 minutes. Top with walnuts and shredded coconut.

 

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Overnight Oats

13 Apr

I decided to join in on the overnight oats parade.

Haha, but seriously, it’s definitely the most popular breakfast among so many people these days! Yet in hot, sunny Florida, warm oatmeal has just never been my kind of breakfast..at least most days.

But sometimes, a warm, comforting, big bowl of oatmeal tastes just right. Especially after it’s been absorbing all the delicious flavors while sitting overnight in the fridge. Mmmm.

And if you’re in a rush, having it in a jar makes it all the more convenient to literally, grab and go.If you’ve got time at home to eat, then take that baby out, microwave, add whatever toppings seem good at the moment, and enjoy!

For me, the other day I was in a chocolaty Peanut Butter kind of mood. But then again, what’s new? That’s basically my mood 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week. What? I’ve got a sweet tooth:) Good thing when you eat clean, you can have your chocolate and live healthy too!

This provides a breakfast that is high in protein and fiber. One that will keep you satisfied all morning and not reaching in the pantry for snacks continuously. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! For so long I would skimp out on this meal or not eat one at all..so bad! If you aren’t eating breakfast, I highly recommend that you begin today. And this is a great place to start. A healthy, quick and easy idea:)

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Overnight Oats Base
-1/2 cup oats
-1/2 cup Chobani Greek yogurt (flavor of choice)
-1 cup almond milk
-sweetener of choice and a touch of salt

-For my chocolate version-
-2 T cocoa powder
-2 T agave
-1 T chocolate peanut butter
-1 tsp cinnamon
-Toppings: Chocolate Fiber One cereal, 1 T homemade almond joy butter(recipe on site)

Directions: Place all ingredients in a jar except for the toppings. Screw lid on and shake until all combined. Let sit in fridge overnight. In AM, either cook in microwave and place toppings on, or just enjoy cold and immediately put toppings on. Enjoy!