Coconut and vanilla add rich tropical flavors and turn this easy breakfast recipe into an exotic getaway for the senses. Close your eyes and transport yourself to an exquisite island where palms sway gently in the warm breeze and the ocean waves lap onto the shore. Click HERE for the full experience.
Enjoy every bite while taking the nourishing and healthy ingredients.
“Coconut oil contains a mixture of saturated fatty acids, some of which don’t adversely affect cholesterol levels,” says Joy Dubost, Ph.D., R.D., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “But while its predominant saturated fat —lauric acid—does raise beneficial HDL cholesterol, it also raises harmful LDL cholesterol, which can increase the risk of heart disease.”
Healthy vegan Coconut Vanilla Oatmeal ~ serves 2
- 1 cup steelcut oats
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup raisins
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- pinch cardamom
- 1 chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground flax seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon plus a little extra to sprinkle on top
- 1/2 cup walnuts plus a handful to sprinkle on top
- 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup blueberries, 2 mint leafs (optional), shredded coconut
Next add maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, chia & flax seeds as well as the walnuts and stir well.
Divide into a serving bowls and sprinkle remaining cinnamon and walnuts on top. Decorate with fresh berries, shredded coconut and a mint leaf (optional).
~ Tanja Alexandra Kern