Friday, July 25, 2014

My Favorite Morning Oats...{Plus How To Make Perfect Eggwhite Oats}

One of my favorite "never fail" breakfast is oats. A nice bowl of oatmeal. But not just plain old fashioned oats..I like to make egg white oats! If you've never heard of egg white oats, I know it may sound a little weird.. But the eggswhites add a great source of quality protein to the oatmeal, making it a great balanced meal instead of just a bowl of carbs. The protein will keep you fuller longer by slowing down the digestion of carbs. (If I was having a different protein source info still have plain oats- but this makes a bowl of oatmeal a great balanced meal on it's own) The egg whites make them fluffy and add lots of volume too! You can only slightly taste the egg whites, but I really love the flavor, it's hardly noticeable. You just have to sweeten them a little! Their easy to make, and only take around 10 minutes on the stove, but you can microwave them too for rushed mornings. I reccomend using liquid eggwhites, which come in a carton, instead of cracking whole eggs and separating the yolks. This saves time and makes sure you don't have any raw eggs to worry about. 

This is my favorite topping combo at the moment: strawberries, blueberries, 1/2 a banana, almond/peanut butter, and sometimes a drizzle of honey. Soooo good! I love the strawberries & banana combo..and the peanut butter and berries is like a PB&J :)

So here's how I actually MAKE them:

You will need:
1/2 cups oats (or more or less depending on how much you want/need..but 1/2 cup is a pretty good portion)
1/3 cup liquids egg whites 
1 cup water or almond milk (plus a little more)
Stevia drops (or honey or coconut sugar)
1 Tbs. Flaxseeds or chia seeds (optional)
Toppings of choice (1 tbs. Nut butter, fruit, almonds, banana ect.)

1. Bring just over 1 cup of water to a boil on the stove on medium-high to heat.

2. Add the oats and then down to medium heat.

3. Cook, and stir occoasionally, for about 5 minutes.

4. When the oats are almost done, our in you egg whites and stir well. (Add more liquid if needed) Turn down to a low heat and continue cooking till the oat naw reaches your desired consistency.

5. Now add your cinnamon, flax and stevia and stir.

6. Pour into a bowl and your toppings! 

Xoxo, Stephanie

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