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GOLDEN MILK "CAULI-NOATS" with Tiger Nuts & Collagen

This is a new spin on my cauliflower no-oats porridge.  Honestly, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it — my hubby & kids didn’t know it was cauli until I told them.  Sooooo good!!

Anyway, for today's brekkie, I used tiger nuts for the first time and loved them.  As in my original recipe, this pre- and probiotic version is packed with antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats & protein for a complete and satisfying meal.

What are Tiger Nuts?

Tiger nuts are not actually nuts but starchy tubers.  They have a slightly sweet, earthy, nutty flavour and are incredibly rich in resistant starch, making them a great gut-health-promoting prebiotic (to learn more click here).  Unlike other starchy vegetables, tiger nuts are also a good source of healthy fats.

Cauliflower Power

Cauliflower is one of my fav veggies.  It is incredibly versatile and rich in vitamins & minerals, fibre, and disease-fighting glucosinolates, phenols and other powerful phytochemicals.  Because of its low-cal, 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 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.

Golden Milk Cauli-Noats Recipe

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 1 cup riced cauliflower

  • 1 can (1.5 cups) organic full-fat coconut milk

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut

  • 2 Tbsp ground tiger nuts

  • 2 packets Crushed Tonic probiotic collagen + turmeric (optional, see note)*

  • 1 scoop natural protein powder (optional)

  • 1 Tbsp maca powder (optional)

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom

  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flaxseed meal

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • optional pure stevia, raw honey (nonvegan) or maple syrup to sweeten as desired

  • optional toppings: nuts or seeds, nut butter, raw cacao nibs, unsweetened toasted coconut flakes, bee pollen, maple syrup, nondairy milk

*Notes: Each packet Crushed Tonic contains 10g marine collagen, 1 billion units probiotics, 1,000 mcg biotin and approximately 2g turmeric powder.  Another option is to use 2 scoops collagen peptides of choice plus 1 to 2 tsp of turmeric powder.  For a vegan option, omit the collagen and just add turmeric powder.  Note that the black pepper enhances the bioavailability of curcumin, the active anti-inflammatory compound in turmeric.

Directions:

  1. Put a medium saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Add the cauliflower, coconut milk, desiccated coconut, and tiger nuts, and stir to combine.

  3. Bring to a gentle boil then reduce heat to low.

  4. Simmer for approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Add collagen, protein powder, maca, cinnamon, cardamom and pepper.

  6. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes or until porridge reaches desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Add additional nondairy milk if thinner consistency preferred.

  7. Remove from heat and stir-in flaxseed meal, vanilla extract, and sweetener as desired.

  8. Serve immediately with your favourite toppings or store in an air-tight container for 3 to 4 days in the fridge. Enjoy cold or reheat before serving.

Here I topped my brekkie bowl with raw pistachios, toasted coconut, and bee pollen.  I also added some cashew butter and cashew milk after the photo was taken.