Cauliflower Protein Porridge


There is a time and place for oatmeal, and I’m a big fan. However, mixing in this recipe every once in a while will add a more nutrient-rich start to your day. Cauliflower provides vitamin C (immunity, enzyme activation, collagen formation, enhancement of iron absorption) and folate (DNA synthesis, amino acid metabolism, cell maturation). Adding protein is necessary as our bodies make enzymes, hormones, and antibodies; additionally, it prevents atrophy (which can result from a protein deficit). Nuts, especially almond butter in this case, provide calcium, magnesium, vitamin E (antioxidant), and omega-3 fatty acids which are essential to our diet (our body doesn’t make these on its own). Though some may initially shy from nuts as they are calorically-dense, they can provide healthy, unsaturated fat which is helpful, not harmful (in moderation, of course).



Makes: 1 serving


Porridge:

  • Heaping cup riced cauliflower

  • 1/2 c water or nut milk

  • 1 T flax seed meal

  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice (I prefer plant protein)

  • 1/4 t cinnamon

Toppings (optional):

  • Berry compote

  • Nut butter (I prefer @baseculture )

  • Fresh fruit

  • Nuts

Directions:

  1. Bring cauliflower rice and water/milk to a boil.

  2. Add flax meal.

  3. Simmer for a couple more minutes.

  4. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients!




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