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 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.
Put a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Add the cauliflower, coconut milk, desiccated coconut, and tiger nuts, and stir to combine.
Bring to a gentle boil then reduce heat to low.
Simmer for approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add collagen, protein powder, maca, cinnamon, cardamom and pepper.
Continue cooking for another 5 minutes or until porridge reaches desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Add additional nondairy milk if thinner consistency preferred.
Remove from heat and stir-in flaxseed meal, vanilla extract, and sweetener as desired.
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.