One of the things I miss while on the Ketogenic diet is oatmeal. This is what I do instead, and it nourishes my body and keeps me in Ketosis. Win win!
Keto Chia "Oatmeal"
In a small saucepan, warm up:
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
1 T coconut oil
2 T chia seeds
1/2 T beef gelatin powder (doesn't taste like anything at all, and SO healthy!)
1/2 T flax seeds (whole or ground)
1/2 T psyllium husks (optional)
1/2 t alcohol free vanilla extract
1/4 t maple flavoring
1/4 t cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt to taste
Sweetener of choice, optional
Bring back up to a low simmer.
Blend with immersion blender (watch your fingers!) for about 30 seconds (or blend in a blender, but be careful because it's hot!)
Taste and adjust seasonings.
This makes 1 serving (or you can eat half and save the rest for later!)
28.8 g fat
14 g total carbs
13.7 g fiber
0.3 g net carbs
11.5 g protein
It all comes back to my common theme- know yourself. Experiment, observe your body's reactions, and adjust accordingly. Some people need more fiber than others can handle. There is no "right" amount for everyone.
We were always told that oatmeal was good for us. Who decided that? Because for me, if I start eating oatmeal, I can't stop. And too much of a "good" thing is almost always bad. Now I know, for myself, that I can't just have a little. I have to cut it out of my diet completely. That's just who I am.
How about you? Do you like oatmeal? Hate it? Try to fit it in because you've heard it's healthy, or try to avoid it as part of a grain free diet? I'd love to hear from you!