Redefining breakfast with a delicious response to the controversial oat discussion from yesterday.
Hello, my oat-curious friends! Yesterday, I shared a blog about my personal experience with eliminating oats from my diet and how it has improved my health and performance.
While the response has been overwhelmingly positive, there were a lot of negative comments in there. I would like to reiterate that this is simply my point of view, and I'm not suggesting that oats are bad for everyone. I understand that different people have different dietary needs and preferences.
Here are some of the things that were said yesterday:
“If anything dangerous here it must be people who call themselves doctors and tell lies about food.”
“Ha yea, listening to an unqualified person on nutrition who demonizes fiber. Great idea. Also raw milk? I love potential bacterial infections that can kill me. Sign me the f*ck up.”
“Yeah this post is just not for me. Sorry. It seems misleading.”
Again, I had a lot of positives as well, but I want to make sure that you are aware that I didn’t say oats are bad for everyone and in case you didn’t know… I’m not a doctor 😉
To make sure I don't just include the negative, I put some of the positive comments below as well 😊
“I absolutely love that Lauren is sharing HER EXPERIENCE with ditching oats! Her post resonate with me.”
“I had the same symptoms as you! And for some reason I stopped eating oats and felt better right away.”
“I ditched oats because it turns out I’m intolerant to them. Swapped them out for rolled wheat and no more GI distress.”
Now, for those of you who have been asking for oat alternatives, I've got you covered! Introducing my delicious Buckwheat Overnight "Oats" recipe. Don’t close out yet just because you think this will taste horrible, because it does not!
Having been a die-hard oat lover for the past 10 years, I needed to find a substitute that would provide the same great taste and carb properties for my pre-training and competition meals. This recipe is the perfect alternative to my usual overnight oats and famous oat-egg mix breakfast.
So, without further ado, let's dive into this scrumptious, oat-free recipe that will keep you fueled and satisfied!
Buckwheat Overnight "Oats"
- 50g buckwheat
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg white
- 30g banana
- 40g blueberries
- 20g blackberries
- 15g heavy cream
- 5g honey
- 6g Live Momentous Vanilla Protein
- Sea salt
- Add the buckwheat to a large pot with some water.
- Mash the banana and mix it into the buckwheat as it continues to cook.
- Once the buckwheat starts to get stiffer (almost done cooking), add the eggs and egg whites.
- Lower the heat slightly and keep stirring. When you start seeing white in the mixture, which is from the eggs cooking, let it cook for another minute or two, then remove from heat.
- Mash the blueberries and blackberries and add them to the buckwheat mixture. Throw the protein powder, cinnamon, and sea salt in there as well and mix.
- Add to a Tupperware bowl with lid and place in the fridge over night. *You can skip this step if you prefer it warm and want to eat it right away. I mix it up depending on my mood.
- When ready to eat, top with heavy cream and honey. Enjoy! :)
This Buckwheat Overnight "Oats" recipe has become my go-to breakfast for pre-training and competition days. Ras and I like to batch this recipe for up to 4 days. It's super easy to make, taste equally good throughout, few dishes and a great breakfast before working out.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, and remember to listen to your body and make the best choices for your health and performance.
Give it a try, and let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I would love to hear about your experiences and any other oat alternatives you've discovered!
Happy experimenting and stay healthy!