As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m a girl of simplicity. Don’t give me diamonds, but give me books or a hug. I have no need for a cordon bleu (though I would certainly appreciate the luxury of it), I’m very much satisfied with a bowl of oatmeal. For a while I went grain-free, but I’m really trying to heal my gut and part of that is looking at the fodmap diet. According to the fodmap diet, oats would be okay. I’m still doing dairy-free and gluten-free, and plan on keeping those intolerances at a minimum, but I might try whey protein powder for a while to see how it goes! Part of me is scared about how my body will react, but the other part of me is excited. I’ve lived for a while now with so many dietary restrictions, that it was making things like eating out more difficult than necessary. Don’t even get me started on traveling!
Since re-introducing grains, specifically oats I’ve been going to town with oatmeal! Here’s my nutty, protein-packed take on the traditional meal.
(Dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free)
1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/4 banana, sliced
2 tbsp. raw walnuts
1 tbsp. raw slivered almonds
1 tbsp. dried fruit (I love raisins)
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. hemp seeds
1/2 – 1 scoop Shaklee Vanilla Life Shake
1 cup unsweetened vanilla soy milk or almond milk
maple syrup (or honey, if not vegan) for added sweetness
Blend up the protein powder and almond milk (the more protein powder you add, the thicker the milk, so I try to either max my liquid or minimise the protein to 1/2 a scoop). In a bowl mix oats, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds. Pour milk and protein powder mixture over it. Add sliced banana on top and drizzle the maple syrup or honey over it. Done! Enjoy 🙂
What do you like to add to your oatmeal?