Do you find it hard to mix up breakfast as I do? This morning morning we had this cranberry chia pudding that I made last night. I haven’t made chia pudding for many months. I blended coconut milk (I make my coconut milk from coconut […]
I’ve said before that I sometimes make gluten free oatmeal. However, I always add hydrolysed gelatin powder (also called collagen powder) and coconut oil or butter. This way my oatmeal becomes more than just a carbohydrate rich meal. I explain more why in this post where I […]
I’ll sometime make gluten free oatmeal but I always add hydrolysed gelatin powder (also called collagen powder) and coconut oil or butter. This way my oatmeal becomes more than just a carbohydrate rich meal. The gelatin/collagen increases your dietary protein and essential amino acids. Amino acids such as glycine, lysine and proline supports the body’s ability to grow muscle mass and maintain healthy bones, joints and skin. The coconut oil or butter increases your dietary fat intake of healthy fats. If you don’t have gelatin or collagen powder, you can add psyllium husk instead which will increase your dietary intake of fiber.
½ cup Gluten free oats
1 Small apple, peeled and diced into bite-sized pieces
½ cup Unsweetened apple sauce
½ cup Water
½ cup Non-dairy milk (I used coconut milk powder + water)
½ tsp Cinnamon
⅛ tsp Nutmeg
1 tbsp Natural sweetener (if needed)
2 scoops Gelatin powder (I use Bulletproof’s Collagen Protein) (optional)
2 tbsp Coconut oil or butter (optional)
1 Apple, peeled and diced into bite-sized pieces
1 tbsp Coconut oil or butter
2 tbsp Chopped nuts
A little natural sweetener (to taste)
In a small saucepan, combine oats, diced apples, apple sauce, water, non-dairy milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, gelatin powder and coconut oil or butter. I let it soak in the fridge over night. Simmer until liquid has absorbed into the oats, stirring frequently to prevent burning, for about 8-10 minutes. Add more water and your natural sweetener if needed.
Meanwhile, in a separate small saucepan, melt the coconut oil or butter over medium heat. Add the diced apple chunks and little natural sweetener of your choice. Cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sweetener has melted and formed a caramel-like sauce on the apples. Stir in the nuts.
Serve the oatmeal immediately, topped with the caramelised apples. Enjoy!
I’ve altered the recipe from this recipe http://www.bakerita.com/apple-cinnamon-oatmeal/
This morning I added homegrown black currants from the freezer to my smoothie bowl I was making. I topped it with homemade grain free granola. Delicious and a great boost of vitamin C. The smoothie bowl also contains avocado, banana, collagen protein powder, green powder, […]
I felt like “sweetening” this Friday morning with a smoothie bowl and homemade granola. Blend banana and frozen strawberries, kale, coconut milk, vanilla bean powder, collagen protein powder. I used frozen strawberries and kale from the garden. The homemade granola is a mix of nuts, […]
I’ve been making my own gelatine gummies but now I’m also getting my hand into making homemade marshmallows using grass fed gelatine powder. It’s a great way to make nutritious treats but it’s still a treat so only consume these homemade marshmallows occasionally. Stay tuned for recipes as I create my favourite ones 🙂
Grass fed gelatine powder is great source of dietary collagen, which contains amino acids like glycine and proline. Most of us don’t consume in adequate amounts of these amino acids as they’re found in bones, fibrous tissues and organ meat. Traditionally, our diet was much higher in gelatine because we were consuming more parts of an animal like skin, tendons and other gelatinous cuts of meat. This means that we’re eating a lot less gelatine than our ancestors.
The glycine and proline amino acids are needed for healthy skin, hair and nail growth as well as optional immune function and weight regulation. In addition, glycine is anti-inflammatory and has shown to help with sleep and promote calmness.
Gelatin can also improve gut health by enhancing gastric acid secretion and restoring a healthy mucosal lining in the stomach. Collagen is also absorbed much better through digestion than through your skin so you might as well stop buying skin creams with collagen.
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