Tropical Coconut Oatmeal – 5 Plant Protein Breakfasts Plan

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Also note: While I am a certified nutrition coach, I am not a medical doctor. Information here is not intended to be a replacement for the advice you should seek from your doctor.

Tropical Coconut Oatmeal: a unique and exotic flavor combination that will make everyone go crazy about it! This recipe is easy, ready in a few minutes, and full of nutrients!

This Tropical Oatmeal is also part of my 5 Plant-Protein Breakfasts plan (for more plant-based recipes). Check it out for more healthy and tasty vegan breakfasts, all ready in less than 15 minutes!

What are the special ingredients of this exotic Tropical Coconut Oatmeal?

This exotic plant-based recipe is made with simple, but carefully selected ingredients.

First are, obviously, oats. I recommend opting for rolled oats, as they are easier to digest and richer in micro-nutrients than instant oats. Besides, they help in giving a richer and more satisfying consistency to the oatmeal.

Second, are the two ingredients that are giving this oatmeal its unique taste: the Mixed Dried Tropical Fruits and the Coconut Flakes. Both of them will help you feel energized and mentally focused for hours, as they are quite high-energy and high in nutrients foods.

Third, are the hemp seeds: they will not only boost the protein content of this breakfast but also provide you with some precious Omega3 and Omega6 while giving a crunchier texture to the oatmeal.

Finally, the crushed cashews are the perfect topping for this Exotic Oatmeal, crunchy and loaded with a multitude of essential vitamins and minerals! Besides, their flavor combines so well with the tropical fruits in this oatmeal. I cannot wait for you to enjoy this amazing plant-based breakfast!


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Ingredient Selection Tips

Coconut

When choosing the perfect coconut, examine its skin to make sure there are no cracks. Look also at the three small circles of the so-called “coconut eye” and make sure that they do not present any damage. In addition, shake the coconut: you should hear the sound of the coconut juice inside, which is a good indicator of the fruit’s freshness. Of course, you can always buy a shredded one.

Cashews

Cashews in their raw state are whitish, or slightly yellow in color. On the contrary, roasted cashews are slightly brown. Make sure that they do not have any brown or dark stains, which could mean that they have been roasted for too long, or at an excessive temperature.

Noteworthy Health Benefits

Coconut

Coconut contains precious vitamins, such as vitamin B, and essential minerals, like manganese, copper, iron, selenium, magnesium, and phosphorus. These are goo to promote bone health and the metabolism of proteins, carbs, and cholesterol. Coconut contains also powerful antioxidants, that may protect cells from oxidative stress. Finally, the oil extracted from this fruit has powerful antibacterial effects and may promote blood sugar control.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds contain both linoleic acids (a.k.a. omega 6) and alpha-linolenic acids (a.k.a. omega 3), which are two great sources of fatty acids. Hemp seeds are also loaded with iron, zinc, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, and potassium, which may reduce the risk of heart disease and inflammation. 

Hemp seeds and the oil extracted from them may benefit skin health and may reduce the symptoms of PMS and menopause. Whole hemp seeds are then a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber, which may promote good digestion and gut health. Finally, they are a good source of plant protein.

Tropical Coconut Oatmeal

Yum Caitlin Havener
Tropical Coconut Oatmeal: a unique flavor combination for a tasty vegan breakfast! A recipe ready in a few minutes, and full of nutrients!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 1
Calories 279 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Mix all the ingredients in a jar.
  • Shake it and store it in your pantry.
  • When you are ready to eat, open up, add some milk and microwave it for around 1:30 min.

Notes

Nutrition

Sodium: 120mgSugar: 9gFiber: 5gPotassium: 233mgCholesterol: 26mgCalories: 279kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 13gProtein: 22gCarbohydrates: 29g
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