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Banana Walnut Oats

Posted May 03 2010 12:01am

So this morning I tried a few new things with my oats. First of all, I used coconut milk instead of regular milk. Que rico! Tienes que probarlo inmediatamente. Periodo. Secondly, instead of the standard almond butter, I used macadamia nut butter! Macadamia nut butter is very interesting. It isn’t sweet like coconut butter and it isn’t as salty as almond butter. It tastes very creamy and savory, but doesn’t have an overtly strong flavor. I think it could pretty much go anywhere that you would want to put cream or tahini or a healthy source of fat.

I also am a huge fan of banana bread so I themed my breakfast accordingly:

Pour 1/2 cup oats or oat bran, 1/2 cup of coconut milk, and a little under 1/2 cup water into a tall bowl. Microwave for 3 minutes.

In another bowl, microwave half a banana until melty, about 70 seconds. Stir the banana, a tsp of vanilla, a pinch of Maca, chia seeds, and salt into the oats. You can also add 1-3 tablespoons of egg whites for extra protein and creaminess.

Top with a spoonful of macadamia nut butter and crushed roasted walnuts. To roast the walnuts, put in the oven at 375-400 for a couple of minutes, until light brown.

Oats * Oats are complex carbohydrates, meaning they will not spike your blood sugar and are slow to digest.

Walnuts * A healthy source of monounsaturated fats, which are good for your hair, skin, and fat metabolism. They also have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of the nut family, along with almonds.

Macadamia nuts * Also a good source of monounsaturated fats and contain B vitamins and calcium!

Banana * Potassium, doy.


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