Dr Julie Durnan

‘No Oat’ Oatmeal

No Oat Oatmeal

We know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Because breakfast sets the pace for the rest of your day, it’s crucial to make the best food choices first thing in the morning.  However, for many people who are trying to reduce their consumption of refined carbohydrates (or sugar in general), breakfast can be a challenge.

We get the most from our breakfast when it’s packed with plenty of protein, healthy fats, and vitamins.  If you haven’t already figured this out: packaged cereals just don’t make the cut.  They are highly processed and full of sugar, usually modified sugars that can raise blood sugar levels, disrupt our hormones, and cause us to gain fat.  For those of you who have always enjoyed cereal but are interested in getting more energy and nutrition from your morning meal, try this awesome alternative to oatmeal.  It’s a no-oat oatmeal.  It’s gluten-free, grain-free, high protein, full of good fats, contains loads of fibre, and it’s packed with vitamins and minerals.  Oh and it’s delicious.

Warning:  this is very filling and will give you tons of energy!

1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup almonds
2 Tbsp hemp hearts
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 Tbsp almond butter
1/2 banana, mashed
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 apple, grated with peel
1/2 cup almond or coconut milk

In a food processor or blender, grind the walnuts, almonds, hemp hearts, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Add the mixture to the almond butter, milk, and mashed banana. Stir well. Top with blueberries and grated apple and add extra milk if desired.  Enjoy! 


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