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Zucchini Oatmeal - The Granola Diaries

Zucchini Oatmeal

I know what you’re thinking…. but before you chuck this idea, hear me out. Every chance you have to eat vegetables is a chance to better your body, your overall health, and keep you disease-free.

Zucchinis are a low-calorie vegtable with a TON of nutritional benefits, and not a ton of taste. By adding this green veggie to your oatmeal, you add:

  • Maganese (bone production, controls blood sugar levels)
  • Vitamin C (protects your cells, anti-inflammatory)
  • Magnesium (reduces heart diease + stroke)
  • Vitamin A
  • And so much more – feel free to do more research!

So, it seems like a no-brainer to me to add some zukes to your oatmeal, if you have any on hand!


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How to: Simply grate up Zucchini and add to your oatmeal, and cook like you otherwise would.

This is how I personally like to do it:

  1. Add 1/3 C quick oats, 1/3 C almond milk, 1/3 C water, and 1/2 grated zucchini to a bowl.
  2. Mix and microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Add 1 T chia seeds, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and top with some almond or peanut butter. I also love to add coconut flakes.
  4. Mix it all up and enjoy your high-fiber, nutrient-dense, delicious breakfast!

 

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