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This morning I woke up to a damp dreary weather, so I was inspired to eat something for breakfast to warm me from the inside out. With that in mind, I created this protein-dense, high fibre, gluten-free breakie bowl. It is a cross breed between porridge because it's as comforting as a warm hug and muesli, because it's stick-to-your-ribs "meaty-goodness". What this isn't however, is a breakfast that's going to put you on the fast track to belly bloat because it's gluten-free!
1 cup raw oats (preferably soaked overnight or for a few hours to increase digestibility. Make sure you buy certified "gluten-free" oats if you truly want to make this GF)
3/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup teff flour (or brown rice flour)
3-4 mashed bananas
5 drops of stevia or drizzle real maple syrup once it's cooked
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp chia
Half a cup of water
1-2 cups of almond milk (depending how thick or thin you want it)
Combine the chia and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes in a cereal bowl so it becomes pudding-like. In a large bowl, mix the oats, almond flour and teff until fully combined. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas and combine with the almond milk, stevia and vanilla. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and combine. Place this delicious combo into a pot and heat for a few minutes until desired temperature is reached. Remove from heat and add your chia pudding.
Serves 2-4 depending how large your portion is. I sprinkled some frozen blueberries on top. This was absolutely delicious and such a lovely alternative to eating your standard porridge with steel cut oats. Plus the fact, I wasn't wanting to nibble 2-3 hours later. I was perfectly satisfied till lunch!
Two more fun things I want to share with you! I've got myself a lovely intern named Adam. He's a graduate of the Holistic Nutrition school I want to and he's doing some videos. Here's a very informative vid on gluten-free eating and the benefits.
Lastly, I will be teaching a gluten-free workshop at 889 Yonge in March. Sign up today as it will sell out quick. At that time, I will also have a DVD/e-book ready for purchase of my best gluten-free recipes, a gluten-free ingredient glossary and all the tips and tricks you need to ease into a more gluten-free lifestyle. Keep in mind, that I personally am not 100% gluten-free but I certainly enjoy the variety gluten-free foods give me and it reduced my "wheat-belly" significantly when I started eating more GF years ago.
Hi am gluten intolerant and I find even the gluten free oats bug my tummy slightly, would soaking them before cooking possibly make them easier on my tummy? thank youReply
Soaking them definitely makes them more digestible as it helps to neutralize the enzyme inhibitors. However, I would remove them altogether if you find they still bug you. I have noticed over the years that a lot of clients don't do well on any kind of oats -- makes them bloated, gassy etc.
This looks incredible, I love oats and will be trying this recipe tomorrow. I love your blog! AnaReply
Thanks Ana! Let me know how you like it :)
This is kind of weird, but oats always give me horrible heartburn. Haveyou heard of that happening to anyone before? Thanks!Reply
hi I was just wondering the calorie count on some of your dishes! I love eating healthy and trying new things but am still a conscious person about the calorie intact. Can you tell me the intact on this? Thank you, Amanda.Reply
Hi Amanda! Thanks for your question -- I don't believe in calorie counting as it's not the best way judge health. If you listen to your body, you will always know when you are full/satisfied. Aim to eat until you are 80% full.
one more question.. i have chia powder or grinds instead of seeds, can i still soak that in water and use it??Reply
Hi Joy. I adore your blog and videos with so much good advice. Need to get your book, too. I'm a bit confused about this recipe. I thought you mentioned we shouldn't combine fruit with anything? Is there an exception to bananas? Thank you.Reply
Hi Irina, Some people are able to handle fruits and grains in combination. While we take food combining rules into consideration when formulating recipes, not every food combination will be suitable for every digestive state. Fruits, grains and sugars may be problematic even on their own for people with severely compromised digestion, so follow the level of food combining rules that works best for your body. Kate - Joyous Health Team