This delicious grain-free porridge is absolutely packed with all the goods: vitamins, minerals & antioxidants, along with fibre, healthy fats, protein, and both pre & probiotics.
So why BT? Well, this just so happens to be BROCCOLI TAHINI porridge.
Yes, I said broccoli. But don’t let this scare you off. BT BREKKIE certainly won't be everyone's cup of tea, but if you like broccoli and are open to new flavour combos, it's absolutely worth a try. It may even become a new grain-free favourite. When hubby first tried it, not only did he think it was super tasty, but he actually thought it was made from oats! The riced broccoli gives a pleasant oatmeal-like chew and is mild enough that it really takes on the flavour of the other ingredients — and we’re talking tahini, coconut & cinnamon. Delish!
Broccoli is a nutrient-dense cruciferous vegetable. It is packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamins K & C, as well as inflammation and cancer-fighting antioxidants. Furthermore, one cup of cooked broccoli contains about 5 grams of fibre and 4 grams of protein!
Cruciferous vegetables — a family that also includes kale, cabbage, 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 4 servings:
3 cups riced broccoli
2 cups unsweetened almond or nut-free milk
1/4 cup tahini
2 Tbsp white chia seeds
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch sea salt
Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, raw honey (nonvegan), pure stevia, or sweetener of choice, adjusted to taste (optional)
optional toppings: toasted coconut, fresh blueberries, pumpkin seeds, bee pollen, peeled tiger nuts
Put the riced broccoli and almond milk in a medium saucepan over low-medium heat and stir to combine.
Bring to a gentle boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add tahini, collagen/protein powder, chia seeds, coconut flour, cinnamon, and salt.
Continue cooking, stirring frequently, for a few minutes or until porridge reaches desired consistency. Sweeten to taste.
Serve immediately with your favourite toppings or store in an airtight container for 4 to 5 days in the fridge. Enjoy cold or reheat before serving.