Fall is fast approaching, and in the Midwest, that means warmth and comfort food, like a piping hot bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.
However, if you are living a low-carb or paleo lifestyle, grains have been relinquished and substituted with vegetables, vegetables,
If you are tired of starting your day with eggs and bacon and a side of kale, then give this healthy recipe for low-carb, grain-free, Faux “Oat” Meal a try
What's So Great About Cauliflower?
Cauliflower is an excellent source of Vitamin C and a good source of Vitamin K, Folate, Choline, Vitamin B6 and Potassium. Cauliflower has bioflavonoids, indoles and other chemicals that protect against cancer. According to George Mateljan, author of the book, The World's Healthiest Foods, “you will find several dozen studies linking cauliflower-containing diets to cancer prevention, particularly with respect to the following types of cancer: bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer.” (1)
(1) Mateljan, George (2007-05-01). The World's Healthiest Foods: Essential Guide for the Healthiest Way of Eating. Midpoint Trade Books
There are three systems in the body that are responsible for cancer development; detoxification, oxidative and inflammatory
Imbalances in one these systems increase the risk of cancer, even more so when there are imbalances in all three
- Phytonutrients that activate and regulate detoxification enzymes
- Vitamin C, a potent anti-oxidant
- The anti-inflammatory nutrient Vitamin K
If you are looking to support your heart, cauliflower is an excellent source of folic acid as well as Vitamin B6
These two nutrients are necessary for metabolizing homocysteine
High blood levels of homocysteine damage the walls of the arteries and are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
No Oats “Oat”meal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
- 1 c. Riced Cauliflower, Packed
- 1/3 c. Canned Coconut Milk
- 2/3 c. Filtered Water
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 Tbsp. Golden Flaxseed Meal
- 2 tsp. Cinnamon
- Pinch of Celtic Sea Salt
- Liquid Vanilla Stevia (to taste)
- Choice of Toppings
First things first, you need to “rice” your cauliflower
If you have a box grater, simply grate the cauliflower down to the stem
I use my Vitamix, which utilizes the whole cauliflower. Cut the cauliflower into chunks, add to the
- To a medium saucepan, add riced cauliflower, coconut milk and water.
- Over medium heat, bring to low boil and cook until cauliflower is tender, about 10 minutes or so.
- Remove from heat and whisk in eggs, then flax and finally cinnamon.
- Add sweetener to taste.
- Top with your choice of toppings, like fresh berries, sliced almonds and a splash of coconut milk.
Can't wrap your head around cauliflower for breakfast? Try my hot pumpkin porridge instead.
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