Do you ever find yourself missing your old morning routine? I’m talking about mixing up a big bowl of oats and catching up on the morning news, sipping on your coffee before heading in to work.I mean sure, who doesn’t love eating eggs and bacon, but sometimes you’ll find yourself wanting a nice and simple breakfast like your traditional oatmeal.
Oatmeal was a nice way to start off my day. A relatively light meal, that was packed with dietary fiber. Obviously, I had to give up the morning oats when switching to low carb, but that doesn’t mean I can’t keep the tradition alive!
That’s right, I’ve found a substitute to my morning oats that is keto-friendly and packs a whole ton of fiber in one meal. All of this is made possible with just one amazing ingredient that you can sub in to get the oatmeal experience, psyllium husk! You can find psyllium husk from pretty much any bulk food store like Bulk Barn, Trader Joes, or even have it delivered right to your door!
If you’ve never heard of psyllium husk, I find that it’s pretty similar to flax seed, both are incredibly high in fiber which is perfect for those who find themselves struggling in the restroom. Psyllium husk is a great source of soluble fiber which help keep you full and can also help lower cholesterol levels. What better way to start off your day than a nice big bowl of fiber and protein?
Such a simple recipe and voila, we have ourselves a bowl of low carb oatmeal! You can easily alter this recipe to suit your preferences.
I personally prefer a warm and sweet oatmeal so I use my protein powder to sweeten it and room temperature almond milk. Most protein powders are low in sugar, but double check that you’re minimizing the amount of extra carbs in your oats. I used a Rocky Road protein powder for this particular recipe since it was what I had on hand. Alternatively you could use some artificial sweeteners if you don’t have protein on hand. I also like tossing in some sliced almonds as well to add some texture so you’re not just shoveling mush down your throat.
If you have an allergy to nuts, you can easily sub out the almonds for a handful of your favorite berries to get some antioxidants and micronutrients. The base of the recipe is a blank canvass, especially if you’re using a vanilla flavored protein powder. You can flavor it with anything you like and change it up so you don’t get bored of the same old meal.
This has been my go to breakfast for the last few weeks since it’s really quick to make. All I have to do is mix the ingredients, hop in the shower and the psyllium husk oatmeal hits the right consistency by the time I’m done. To top it all off, it’s relatively low in calories, filling, and packed with fiber while being high in protein, helping me hit my macros. Take a look at the nutritional breakdown for yourself!