So I’m a little late for St. Pattys Day, but this oatmeal tastes great and keeps you full longer. And who said green was just for smoothies?
Spirulina Powder, which is what turns the oatmeal green, is a microalgae, and is extremely nutrient dense and high-protein (for 1 TBSP, it is only 20 calories and 4g of protein!). It is also very high in antioxidants, boosts energy, high in iron and Vitamin B-12, C, and E. It helps your immune system, cleanses your liver, kidneys, and blood. Read more about health benefits here.
I buy my spirulina in powder form from Nutrex-Hawaii. It goes great in smoothies! Nutrex-Hawaii also has an assortment of Spirulin in mulitvitamins and tablets.
- 1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 3/4 Cup Flax Milk or Almond Milk
- 2 Eggs (egg whites only) (Vegan Version: 1/4 C Soft Tofu)
- 1 TSP Cinnamon
- 1/2 TBSP Spirulina Powder
- 1/2 TBSP Chia Seeds
- 1/2 TBSP Flax Seed
- 1 Packet Stevia or Truvia (if you don’t like plant sweeteners then use Agave to taste)
Start by heating up 1/2 C of “milk” on medium to high heat. After a minute or two, throw in the oats, cinnamon, and chia seed and let them simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the egg whites or soft tofu. Stir vigorously for about 20 seconds to make sure it is evenly mixed with the oatmeal. Eggs will cause the oatmeal to thicken, so add the other 1/4 cup of milk (you can add more or less depending on your desired consistency). Let it cook for another 3 minutes.
Take it off the heat and let it cool for a minute or two. Then add the flax seed, spirulina, and stevia.
Mix it up, and serve!