No- it’s not a typo. Zoats are real! Adding zucchini to your oatmeal is a great way to get some extra vitamins, fiber and greens into your day. The addition doesn’t change the flavor of the oats at all. The shredded zucchini adds a nice little texture, not unlike coconut. Create your own recipe and simply add in about 1/3 cup (or half a zucchini’s worth) of finely shredded zucchini, or follow this recipe for a pumpkin flavor with a hint of cacao nibs. Make yourself a little frozen yogurt cookie for a bit of a la mode whimsy. This meal should keep you going strong for at least 3-4 hours and will fuel your workout with the perfect combo of protein, fat and carbs.
1/3 cup oats
1/2 scoop protein powder (there are cinnamon swirl -Cellucor brand is amazing!- and pumpkin flavors out there, or use vanilla)
2 tablespoons pumpkin (canned)
1/2 of a zucchini, finely shredded
1/8 cup liquid egg white
1 tablespoon Spectrum brand chia, flax, chocolate coconut blend (or 1 tsp ground chia and 1 tsp ground flax)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 scoop Stevia (or to taste)
1 teaspoon cacao nibs (optional)
1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk or water
1 tablespoon chopped pecans or walnuts
Mix all ingredients well the night before. Cook stove top the next morning, stirring constantly until just heated through.
FROZEN YOGURT WAFER:
Mix: 2 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon canned pumpkin with 1-2 tablespoons protein powder and 1 tablespoon milk. Add stevia to taste. Stir well. (Add cinnamon or cacao nibs, if you like). Spoon and flatten onto a piece of wax paper and freeze 1 hour or overnight. Place on top of zoats.