Zoatmeal A.K.A Zoats A.K.A Zucchini Oats A.K.A Zucchini Oatmeal Recipe (Contest Prep Friendly!!)
Since my carbs and calories are restricted preparing for my show I love to get creative with VOLUME!
Case in point: my morning oatmeal, which has turned into zoatmeal!
Because I eat essentially “unlimited” veggies in my diet this is a great way to add volume and keep me happy!
1/2 cup oatmeal (dry measure)
100 g grated zucchini
Optional: flavor extracts, cinnamon, 0 calorie sweetener, cocoa powder, 0 calorie syrups, Walden Farms products
- Add zucchini and oatmeal to a microwave safe bowl, stir, and cover with water
- Microwave for 4-5 minutes or until you’re happy with the consistency of the “zoatmeal”
- Add in your favorite flavorings- currently my go to is vanilla extract, butter extract, Splenda, cinnamon, & salt (the vanilla and butter extract combo gives the “cake batter” taste and I love the salty & sweet combination!)
Mix it up by adding in different flavor extracts, syrups, low calorie condiments, protein powder, etc!
Protein Powder: Splash with cold water or almond milk, mix in protein (this keeps it from going lumpy!)
Walden Farms Spreads: Have you ever added the raspberry/strawberry spread to oats? So good!
0 Calorie Syrups: The 0 calorie DaVinci coffee syrups come in so many flavors and are the perfect add in
Cocoa Powder: I love chocolate everything, add sweetener and vanilla extract to get a true chocolate taste
100 g of zucchini yields only 16 calories (.2 f, 1.2 p, 3.3 c), along with the oatmeal which has 150 calories (3 f, 5 p, 27 c) for a total of only 166 calories, barely adding any calories to your regular oatmeal, but adding LOTS of volume
I know it sounds weird, but seriously, don’t knock it til you try it, I’m obsessed and will never go back!