Hey lovely readers!
This morning I woke up to a damp dreary weather, so I was inspired to eat something for breakfast to warm me from the inside out. With that in mind, I created this protein-dense, high fibre, gluten-free breakie bowl. It is a cross breed between porridge because it’s as comforting as a warm hug and muesli, because it’s stick-to-your-ribs “meaty-goodness”. What this isn’t however, is a breakfast that’s going to put you on the fast track to belly bloat because it’s gluten-free!
- 1 cup raw oats (preferably soaked overnight or for a few hours to increase digestibility. Make sure you buy certified “gluten-free” oats if you truly want to make this GF)
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup teff flour (or brown rice flour)
- 3-4 mashed bananas
- 5 drops of stevia or drizzle real maple syrup once it’s cooked
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp chia
- Half a cup of water
- 1-2 cups of almond milk (depending how thick or thin you want it)
Combine the chia and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes in a cereal bowl so it becomes pudding-like. In a large bowl, mix the oats, almond flour and teff until fully combined. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas and combine with the almond milk, stevia and vanilla. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and combine. Place this delicious combo into a pot and heat for a few minutes until desired temperature is reached. Remove from heat and add your chia pudding.
Serves 2-4 depending how large your portion is. I sprinkled some frozen blueberries on top. This was absolutely delicious and such a lovely alternative to eating your standard porridge with steel cut oats. Plus the fact, I wasn’t wanting to nibble 2-3 hours later. I was perfectly satisfied till lunch!
Two more fun things I want to share with you! I’ve got myself a lovely intern named Adam. He’s a graduate of the Holistic Nutrition school I want to and he’s doing some videos. Here’s a very informative vid on gluten-free eating and the benefits.
Lastly, I will be teaching a gluten-free workshop at 889 Yonge in March. Sign up today as it will sell out quick. At that time, I will also have a DVD/e-book ready for purchase of my best gluten-free recipes, a gluten-free ingredient glossary and all the tips and tricks you need to ease into a more gluten-free lifestyle. Keep in mind, that I personally am not 100% gluten-free but I certainly enjoy the variety gluten-free foods give me and it reduced my “wheat-belly” significantly when I started eating more GF years ago.
Upcoming Workshops in 2012:
Joy McCarthy, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach of Joyous Health, loves to inspire others to eat well, live well and be happy.