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ALMOND BUTTER & JAM CAULIFLOWER PROATS

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Almond Butter & Jam Cauliflower Proats are super easy to make and loaded with vitamins & minerals, antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats, protein, and pre & probiotics, too!

Don’t let the cauliflower in here scare you off! This is a simple and delicious way to get some veggies at brekkie. Riced cauliflower adds a great chew and extra nutrients without much flavour.

Cauliflower is low in calories but rich in vitamins & minerals, fibre, and disease-fighting glucosinolates, phenols and other powerful phytochemicals.  Because of its low-calorie, high fibre status, cauliflower is great for constipation and healthy weight control. It also contains compounds that help to balance hormones and support liver function.

Cruciferous vegetables — a family that also includes broccoli, kale and brussel sprouts — have been getting a lot of attention of late.  Studies suggest that these nutritional powerhouses may have a role in preventing chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and even certain cancers.

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 2/3 cup gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1 cup frozen riced cauliflower (straight from the bag or pre-steamed and chilled or frozen if needed for better digestion)

  • 2 scoops Nuzest Clean Lean vanilla protein

  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

  • 2 Tbsp powdered almond butter

  • 1 tsp pure almond extract

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (I like to use my Almond Cow to make homemade plant-based milk)

  • 1/2 cup plain probiotic coconut yogurt (or substitute plain Greek yogurt)

  • Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, Swerve, stevia, or sweetener of choice, adjusted to taste

  • optional toppings: chia jam (above I used my usual raspberry chia seed jam recipe, with the addition of beetroot crystals for extra colour and nutrients) or marmalade, chopped nuts and/or seeds, nut butter, bee pollen, granola, cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips, or toppings of choice

Directions:

  1. Put all of the ingredients excluding toppings in a bowl or divide into single-serving mason jars. Stir well to combine.

  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of 6 hours.

  3. In the morning, stir and add additional milk as needed for desired consistency.

Almond Butter & Jam Cauliflower Proats can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Serve chilled with your choice of toppings.

Almond Butter & Jam Cauliflower Proats topped with coarsely chopped almonds, bee pollen, marmalade, vegan mini chocolate chips, and crunchy almond butter.

Almond Butter & Jam Cauliflower Proats topped with coarsely chopped almonds, bee pollen, marmalade, vegan mini chocolate chips, and crunchy almond butter.