This vegan coconut tropical fruit oatmeal is packed with health benefits. It’s a great source of energy to start your day off the right way!
Oatmeal is rich in fiber and protein and has a very low glycemic index, which makes it also suitable for diabetics.
It contains valuable minerals such as selenium, zinc, copper and thiamin (vitamin B1) which are great for your skin. This helps balance the skin’s pH and protect it.
The fiber beta-glucan boosts your immune system, is great for your heart and helps support weight loss.
Calcium and potassium are also very important minerals for healthy bones, teeth, heart and more.
Besides being very healthy, oatmeal can also be very tasty and fulfilling.
You can prepare it with different kinds of fruit, nut milks, seeds, nuts and spices to give it more flavor.
Oats are gluten-free by nature, but they are often processed in factories where gluten is processed too. If this can be an issue for you, look for brands that sell gluten-free oatmeal.
I use rolled oats and let them soak overnight, as this makes them more digestible. It also reduces the phytic acid which impairs the absorption of various nutrients.
Vegan coconut tropical fruit oatmeal
1 cup / 250 ml coconut milk
1/2 mashed banana
1/2 cup / 50 grams unsweetened shredded coconut
pinch of sea salt or Himalaya salt
sweetener of choice such as maple syrup or coconut nectar
freshly sliced fruit
unsweetened shredded coconut
Use room temperature water with 1 tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice and coconut milk to soak the oatmeal.
The lemon juice helps release the minerals and aids with digestion.
Let it soak for a minimum of 8 hours.
Cook the oats in coconut milk (1/2 cup coconut milk per 1 cup of oats)
Add unsweetened shredded coconut and banana.
Cook on low fire for a few minutes while stirring.
Pour the warm porridge in a bowl, add a pinch of sea salt, cinnamon and a sweetener of choice.
Serve with freshly sliced fruit:I used banana, pineapple and papaya, but pretty much any fruit goes!
Also try this creamy coconut mango porridge.
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