There is something so warm and comforting about a bowl of oatmeal, especially on a cold day. For many of us suffering adrenal fatigue, this carbohydrate dense start to the day, though delicious, can get in the way of our recovery. So voila, today we bring you our Adrenal Loving Grain-Free "NOatmeal". (We couldn't resist that bad pun (#sorrynotsorry)). The way your typical bowl of oatmeal is handled by your body very much depends on a few important things, such as:
- How well your body tolerates grains
- How you prepare your oats and what you eat with them
Enjoying a bowl of oatmeal with berries, sugar, and milk is a very high sugar, low protein start to the day. This is not ideal for someone trying to balance their hormones and recover from adrenal fatigue. Instead, the focus should be on healthy fats and protein and THEN carbohydrates. This approach will help provide you with balanced energy all morning long and set you on the right path for the rest of the day.
The recipe we are sharing with you today is very unique. It has a similar taste and look to oatmeal, but this recipe is actually 100% grain-free. This recipe is packed full of healthy, anti-inflammatory fats, and blood sugar balancing protein. It will keep you full for hours while providing that comfort we all enjoy from a bowl of oats topped with your favorite fruits and lots of cinnamon. Whether you haven't been tolerating grains well lately or just want a new adrenal supportive breakfast recipe to add to your arsenal, this recipe has got your back.
Adrenal Loving "NOatmeal"
- 3/4 cup of cashew milk (or milk of your choice)
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp almond flour
- 2 tbsp coconut flakes
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- a sprinkle of nutmeg
- 1 tbsb of collagen protein powder
- optional: sweeten with a bit of honey, maple syrup or stevia or monk fruit if desired
- Top with ½ cup of organic berries and a dollop of coconut butter
Mix everything together in a pot on the stove top. Heat and stir. Remove from heat, add your fave toppings and enjoy!