My Beauty Bomb Breakfast Secret! Sharing the recipe!
MY PLANT-BASED POWER RECIPE!
So the other day I was CRAVING porridge (others known as oatmeal). As many of you know, I don't include oats in my diet, along with numerous other grains. This is mostly due to my intolerances, digestion and simply listening to my body to determine that Sezzy and oats... don't mix well!
Of coarse I took this food craving as an opportunity to enter my happy place aka... the kicthen, and create a delicious plant-based, paleo porridge for you! Before we jump into my secret recipe, I think it's important we understand WHY I consider this a power bowl and how it's going to benefit your body over regular oatmeal...
- Healthy Fats Hack: Starting your day with healthy fats like almond meal, flax and hemp seeds will not only keep you feeling full until lunch but it's my personal brekkie beauty hack! Healthy fats promote luscious hair, radiant skin, balanced hormones and yep... fat burning!
- Fat Burning: Who wouldn't want to start their day with a metabolism boosting bowl of creamy goodness!? Without getting too technical here, I always like to highlight how IMPORTANT it is to include loads of healthy fats into every meal. Specifically breakfast, my paleo porridge helps to decrease bad cholesterol, burn unwanted fat cells and balance blood sugar levels throughout the day!
- Brekkie Brain: I remember back in High School, my mum would encourage me to have fish, avocado and nuts for breakfast, particularly if I had an exam that day. It became a bit of a 'pre-exam ritual' for me to snack on walnuts before walking into the exam room. I didn't know it at the time but this was boosting my body with omega 3 fatty acids which, BOOM... feeds the brain! Healthy fats = healthy brain!
SO HOW DO I MAKE THIS THING...?
1/4 cup almond meal
1/2 zucchini (grated)
1 tbsp buckwheat flour (or coconut flour)
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp coconut sugar
1 tsp rice malt syrup (or honey, agave or maple)
1 tsp coconut flakes
2 tbsp flax meal
1 tsp hemp seeds
Literally all you need to do now is combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, add almond milk dash by dash (start with around 3/4 cup) and bring to a simmer as you stir the mixture. Use your own tastebuds and intuition here, creating a thick, creamy consistency and adding your own spin on the recipe. I like mine SUPER cinnamon-y? and add loads of vanilla, cinnamon and hemp seeds to my mixture. You may like extra coconut sugar and pink salt if you're a fan of salted caramel!
Adding the grated zucchini is great at bulking this meal up! I like bigger meals, but my body probably couldn't digest more almond meal than this in one hit. Zucchini is actually a very bland, responsive flavour, absorbing the coconut sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and blending in perfectly with the almond meal!
P.S My FAVE source of healthy fats in this meal is actually the flax meal and hemp seeds. These two seeds are PACKED with omega 3 fatty acids and are at the top of my beauty foods list!