Did anyone else experience the worse nights sleep because of the crazy wind?! 💨💨💨 jeeeeez!! Nothing a warm, creamy bowl of porridge can't fix though 😍 This mornings bowl is oats, grated courgette, a scoop of @myproteinuk gingerbread whey (because I still have some left from Christmas and it's insane!) topped with fresh raspberries and honey 👌🏽💜 Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and don't get blown away! 🌪🌪 - For more information about meal plans and training programmes with @vitalphysique 🍴💪🏼 head to www.vital-physique.com 💻
‘TIS THE SEASON for eating porridge and keeping warm.
And if you’ve been on Instagram lately, you’ll know that there are seemingly infinite ways to jazz up your porridge.
“Add spirulina! Scatter dessicated coconut on top! Top it with berries!”
But this new porridge trend is downright confusing
After nearly 10 hours sleep I'm still like "whaaaaaa" 🙃🙃 (that much sleep is so unusual for me) I definitely have some kind of underlying bug or virus.....feeling washed out and zero energy 🙄🙄 hoping this MACA ZOATS bowl loaded with @pipandnut almond butter and @grapetreefoods organic BEE pollen and Gojis helps to sort me out!! 💚💚💚 Got soooo much on the TO DO list for today too 🙈🙈 HELP!!!!
Zoats — short for ‘zucchini oats’ — is essentially porridge made with courgettes.
According to this recipe, you put oats, grated courgette, water and salt in a saucepan and let it simmer for 10 minutes. (Some other recipes call for egg whites, too.) Afterwards you add your toppings and, hey presto, you have… courgette porridge.
Some people also opt for the ‘overnight zoats’ option which involves soaking courgette in oats overnight overnight and adding toppings the next morning. Er, yum.
Breakfast is pretty much one of two delicious things every day. Oats/zoats with berries or scrambled egg on dark rye. Why zoats? Well, they’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants and they keep you fuller for longer! Adding courgette/zucchini increases the volume and nutrient profile without changing the taste much. It also contains vitamin A, magnesium, folate, potassium, copper, and phosphorus . Courgette has a high content of omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, niacin, and protein. Moreover, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, and calcium (which is important if you're on a dairy free diet) And berries because they're low in sugar and calories, high in Vit C and taste really good 👌🏾 . #zoats #breakfast #proats #bulking #offseason #gainz #oats #diet #iifym #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitness #eattogrow #nutrition
It’s officially been a thing since last summer after it gained popularity on, what else, Pinterest
Since then, it’s exploded in popularity and become a firm favourite among the #cleaneats contingent
It’s apparently high in fibre, low in calories and very filling.
But what does it actually taste like?
Many are adamant that it’s delicious.
But others? Not so much.
And non-zoats converts are just plain perplexed
Z O A T S 😋my MIL laughed when I said I put courgette in my oats...but honestly you cannot taste it! I had 40g oats and about 100g of grated courgette. Adds bulk & gets in some greens 🌱#fitfamuk #ukfitfam #fitspo #healthylife #balancednotclean #gains #girlgains #liftlikeagirl #strongnotskinny #strongisthenewskinny #fitnessgirl #fitchick #fitgirl #fitlife #eatclean #cleaneating #stronggirls #healthybreakfast #healthyfoodshare #fitnessgirl #cleaneats #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #veganfoodshare #peanutbutter #veganbreakfast #zoats
Over on Instagram, meanwhile, it’s just a neverending stream of #zoats
We might stick to our regular Flahavan’s.
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