One of the hardest things about going lower-carb is giving up those hearty grains.
But before you climb back into bed forever, know that a hearty morning- low-carb porridge is still available.
Oatmeal can still exist in your life… even without oats!
Not that I'm saying oats are bad, especially, Bob's Red Mill Gluten-free oats
There are a few different low-carb "oatmeal" alternatives to keep that hearty bowl a part of your mornings, and they’re all pretty damn delicious if I do say so myself!!
Ugh...Are you one of those people that really don't like to cook? Okay, okay...Here's a similar "ready-made" alternative. Keto B'stro has a detox-friendly grain-free oatmeal as well!
For one serving of prepared “Oatmeal”
½ cup 2 Tbsp chia seeds
½ cup 2 Tbsp golden flax meal
½ cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
1 ½ Tbsp ground cinnamon
½ cup hot water
¼ cup unsweetened coconut, walnut or cashew milk
Natural sweetener to taste (Coconut Nectar or Stevia works)
Scoop out ½ cup of “oatmeal” in a serving bowl and keep the rest stored in the airtight container. Store in freezer for optimal "freshness".
Pour ½ cup of water over the “oatmeal” mixture and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
Add sweetener (to taste) and 2 Tbsp of cream into the bowl and stir to combine.
Toppers (optional): ¼ Cup fruit of choice; Toasted coconut; Slivered nuts or seeds
Plain Jane will do but that gets old fast! And the last thing you want to do is "burn-out" on a healthy meal option right out of the gate!
Suggestion- MIX IT UP! Just by adding a few different ingredients, you can create a whole new party in your mouth!
Create Your Very Own Flavor Combos!
Blueberry Crumble (Top with low-sugar, grain-free granola)
Raisin/Carrot (Carrot cake)