Zoatmeal A.K.A Zoats A.K.A Zucchini Oats A.K.A Zucchini Oatmeal Recipe

Zoatmeal A.K.A Zoats A.K.A Zucchini Oats A.K.A Zucchini Oatmeal Recipe (Contest Prep Friendly!!) 

 

Since my carbs and calories are restricted preparing for my show I love to get creative with VOLUME!

Case in point: my morning oatmeal, which has turned into zoatmeal!

Because I eat essentially “unlimited” veggies in my diet this is a great way to add volume and keep me happy!

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup oatmeal (dry measure)

100 g grated zucchini

Optional: flavor extracts, cinnamon, 0 calorie sweetener, cocoa powder, 0 calorie syrups, Walden Farms products

To Make: 

  1. Add zucchini and oatmeal to a microwave safe bowl, stir, and cover with water
  2. Microwave for 4-5 minutes or until you’re happy with the consistency of the “zoatmeal”
  3. Add in your favorite flavorings- currently my go to is vanilla extract, butter extract, Splenda, cinnamon, & salt (the vanilla and butter extract combo gives the “cake batter” taste and I love the salty & sweet combination!)

Variations: 

Mix it up by adding in different flavor extracts, syrups, low calorie condiments, protein powder, etc!

Protein Powder: Splash with cold water or almond milk, mix in protein (this keeps it from going lumpy!)

Walden Farms Spreads: Have you ever added the raspberry/strawberry spread to oats? So good!

0 Calorie Syrups: The 0 calorie DaVinci coffee syrups come in so many flavors and are the perfect add in

Cocoa Powder: I love chocolate everything, add sweetener and vanilla extract to get a true chocolate taste

Calories:

100 g of zucchini yields only 16 calories (.2 f, 1.2 p, 3.3 c), along with the oatmeal which has 150 calories (3 f, 5 p, 27 c) for a total of only 166 calories, barely adding any calories to your regular oatmeal, but adding LOTS of volume

I know it sounds weird, but seriously, don’t knock it til you try it, I’m obsessed and will never go back! 

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  • Was just about to have second breakfast of oats and protein powder when I saw this. So I made this instead. I like it. I think I’ll tweak it a bit to my personal liking but really enjoy the mix of the oars and zucchini.

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    • So happy to hear you enjoyed it girl! I would love to know what tweaks you made, any recommendations? 🙂

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  • Life changer!! Zuchinni has always been a staple food of mine but it wasn’t until this week that I tried them in my oats!

    I keep my bowl simple, 130 gram of oats, 100 gram zuchinni, water, a bit of vanilla flavored protein powder and cinnamon. Very tasty!

    Oh and I don’t add the zuchinni until the last microwave minute so it stays a bit chrunchier!

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  • Looks delish!!! Trying it tomorrow!! I’d try grated carrots and almond extract, cinnamon and nutmeg for carrot cake oats on a higher carb day.. Maybe add 4 chopped walnuts too?

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