|2 min||6 min||1|
|1/2 cup||Rolled oats- Gluten Free|
|1/2 cup||Quinoa, cooked|
|3/4 cup||Almond milk, unsweetened|
|1 1/2 tbsp||Cinnamon (caylen if possible)|
|3 tbsp||Applesauce, unsweetened (organic if possible)|
|1 tbsp||Stevia sweetener, powder|
|1 tsp||Xylitol (sprinkled on as garnish & flavour booster (optional))|
|2 tbsp||Raisins, seedless (sultana)|
|1 tbsp||Pumpkin seeds (pepitas)|
|1 scoop||Hemp protein powder, vanilla (this is a large scoop close to 2 tbs I believe, I used harmonized plant protein, whatever you use, just try to keep it low on sugar or completely sugar free)|
|1 tbsp hulled||Hemp seeds, shelled|
|1 1/2 tbsp||Cacao nibs, raw, Sunfoods|
In a small sauce pan, add milk, quinoa and rolled oats and cook on med-high heat for about 5 minutes. Add a bit more milk or water if necessary. It thickens quickly!
Once you have a nice good consistency, add in the raisins and pumpkin seeds and cocoa nibs and stir them in.
Stir in protein powder, stevia and continue to stir. Mixture should become nice and thick.
Serve in a powl and sprinkle on remaining ingredients. Xylitol is optional but has a melt-in-your-mouth sugary taste and flavour but it doesn't have the same spiking effect on your blood sugar and is only half of calories. It's also been used by dentists around the world because its good for your teeth.
By reducing the oats and replacing half the ingredients with cooked quinoa, we are reducing the carbs slightly and increasing the protein (quinoa contains complete protein) and the hulled hemp and harmonized vanilla plant protein used in this recipe also contain complete proteins, so not only is this hearty bowl deeply satisfying, it is filled with nourishing protein.