The Power of Cauliflower

Hiya! Happy Day!! This week’s #CleanEatingTip comes from one of my current favorite vegetables…CAULIFLOWER. Cauliflower is POWERFUL let me tell you. Why is it so powerful?! It is versatile, a great low-carb option, and a fulfilling source of protein and Vitamin C.

I wanted to share how I am using cauliflower for these week’s breakfast…(also featuring one of my new favorite products.. “Wanna Date?”: Chocolate Date Spread).

Cauliflower Noatmeal

NO-ATMEAL: pronounced note-meal; an oatmeal substitute that is gluten-free, low carb, keto, no sugar… YOU NAME IT. Lol not sure if this is an actual word and if I spelled it right or if I made it up.

By mixing cooked rice cauliflower, coconut milk, dark cocoa powder, fruit of your choice (I used raspberries), and special toppings, you can have a yummy oatmeal that is low-carb and fulfilling!!

Step 1: Microwave/prepare your riced cauliflower. I used frozen riced cauliflower to make it #easier. This Birds Eye brand is my all-time fav!! Pop it into the microwave for four minutes and you’ve got some delicious cauliflower rice THAT YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO CHOP UP! Transfer your desired amount to the stovetop. (I used three bags to evenly divide amongst my five day week).

Step 2: Mix your precooked cauliflower with three cups of coconut milk (or nut milk of your choosing) on the stove top. Rule of thumb–one cup of milk per packaged rice. I also added 2 tablespoons of chia seeds for some extra nutrients.

Step 3: Add three tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder and one tablespoon of natural sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup. Keep on cooking your rice until the milk thickens…about 6 minutes.

Step 4: Divide your cauliflower noatmeal evenly into your storage containers to have throughout the week. I used mason jars and believe it will last about a week. Then, top your noatmeal with your favorite fruit. I used raspberries but I think bananas, blueberries, or strawberries would work with this chocolatey mixture.

—–When you’re reading to eat your noatmeal–I prefer warm–microwave it for about one minute. AND Add extra toppings! I made two different options so far. I think my favorite is option two currently.

Option 1: Banana Almond Butter- After microwaving the noatmeal, I drizzled almond butter and cut up a banana.

Option 2: Raspberry and Date Spread! SOOOOOOO, I just discovered a natural sweetener spread called “Wanna Date?”. This spread uses the natural sweetness of dates mixed with cocoa powder to give you a guilt-free spread. I used two tablespoons (only 50 additional calories!!!) and mixed it in my cauliflower. Side note: I can’t wait to use this date spread more often!!!!!!

Let me know if you try this noatmeal AND/OR how you use the power of cauliflower!!! I LOVE learning new recipes and trying new foods…it makes me happy. Here’s a continued step towards #CLEANEATING2020!

XOXO, Miss DeCLAIREing Happiness

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