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!
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:
- Add ⅓ C quick oats, ⅓ C almond milk, ⅓ C water, and ½ grated zucchini to a bowl.
- Mix and microwave for 1 minute.
- Add 1 T chia seeds, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and top with some almond or peanut butter. I also love to add coconut flakes.
- Mix it all up and enjoy your high-fiber, nutrient-dense, delicious breakfast!