Healthy Slowcooker Oatmeal
1 c steel cut oats
1 c coconut water
1 1/2 c almond milk, unsweetened (I prefer the vanilla flavor)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
Toppings: 1 T craisins (dried cranberries), 1/2 T flax seed 1 tsp nutritional yeast*
Directions Slowcooker method:
In a slow cooker combine the oats, coconut water, almond milk and protein powder; whisk to combine. Turn on low and cook 3 to 4 hours until the oats are soft and most of the liquid is absorbed. Serve in bowl and top with craisins, flax seed and nutritional yeast.
Stove top method:
Combine oats, coconut water, almond milk and protein powder in a medium size pan; whisk to combine. Turn to low and cook 20 to 30 minutes or until oats are soft and most of the liquid is absorbed. Serve and top with craisins, flax seed and nutritional yeast.
- Omega-3 fatty acids or ‘good’ fats have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
- Lignans have plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities and contains up to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
- Fiber – Flaxseed contains both soluble and insoluble fiber (Source)
Nutritional Yeast is a source of protein and vitamins, especially B-complex vitamins. It is also a complete protein. It’s low in fat and sodium and doesn’t contain sugar, dairy, or gluten. (Source)
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