Zoats? Sounds like a new slang word all the young kids are saying| but it’s not. It’s breakfast. And it’s good. So| so good. It’s a basic idea| really| just oatmeal combined with fresh zucchini. Wait ¡ª hear me out. It sounds gross| but come on. You can’t tell me it sounded delicious when you first heard to throw kale in your smoothie. And now you can’t live without your green smoothies| right? And pretty soon| you won’t be able to live without this oatmeal.
This is a very simple recipe| so doll it up as much as you like. Some zoats recipes call for egg whites| but this one is made with flaxmeal| protein powder| and nuts to give you the protein punch you need and expect from the first meal of the day ¡ª almost 24 grams!
Plus| the zucchini adds fiber to your bowl| and this meal offers almost 12 grams| which is more than one-third your daily recommended amount. This breakfast is also low in sugar| under 15 grams. This is the kind of filling breakfast that’ll keep you satisfied all the way until lunchtime. So grab a zucchini from your garden or the nearest farmers market and get this zoats recipe in your belly!
1/2 cup oats1 cup zucchini| shredded1 cup waterPinch of sea salt1 tablespoon flaxmeal1/2 scoop plant-based protein powder (I used Vegan Performance protein)1/2 banana| mashed1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 cup fresh fruit (I used strawberries| blueberries| and raspberries)1 tablespoon sliced almonds