I Am tOATs Obsessed with Cauliflower
Updated: Jan 2
I think it's safe to say that nothing and no one had a bigger glow up in the last 10 years than cauliflower. It went from being broccoli's pale cousin to being the unicorn of vegetables, always coming at you with a new shape. You want rice? Mashed potatoes? Pasta? Cheese? OATMEAL? Make it from cauliflower!
Growing up I was never a big cauliflower eater. I thought it looked, smelled and tasted gross. The older I got the more I appreciated it. Not only are there TONS of different ways to eat cauliflower, it also comes with some major health benefits. One benefit is it's impressive nutrition profile. Cauliflower is a fabulous source of vitamins and mineral while being low in calories. It is also high in fiber which helps feed the healthy bacteria in your body and promotes digestive health (meaning it helps you poop!). Lastly, cauliflower is low in carbs compared to other grains and legumes, which is good for those who can't eat certain grains, who are following a low-carb diet and for those who need to get some more veggies in their lives.
There are so many ways to add cauliflower into your diet and it is extremely versatile. Some examples of recipes that can be made using this holy vegetable include cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower hummus, cauliflower mash, cauliflower mac and cheese, and my personal favorite cauliflower rice. Cauliflower rice can be made at home or bought in the store. I buy my cauliflower already riced and frozen at Costco (more bang for your buck). I use it to make stir fry, fried "rice", taco bowls and my favorite CAULIFLOWER OATMEAL! Since this is a staple in my household and gets a lot of buzz on social media, I figured I'd share my cauliflower oatmeal recipe so you can experience it for yourself.
1/2 cup of rice cauliflower (if using frozen, thaw it or microwave it and ring it dry of the excess water)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup rolled oats (gluten free if necessary)
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp liquid egg whites
cinnamon and other spices
1 scoop protein powder (optional but I like to use Nuzest or Ancient Nutrition)
Add almond milk to a pan and let boil
Once boiling add oats, cauliflower and chia seeds and stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes
Add liquid egg white and continue stirring
Once everything is cooked and incorporated, turn the heat off and add spices and protein powder and stir until fully combined
Transfer to a bowl and top with whatever your heart desires