Hello and happy Sunday, all!
Hope every one’s having a good day after New Years. I spent the day frolicking and relaxing as it was raining most of the day….
I went to church, ate and went about my usual activities. I planned going on my usual morning run, but due to the rain, that didn’t happen. Finally by noon or so, the rain let up and the skies cleared up giving off to sunshine. I took an afternoon run after lunch and got out all of my energy built up over the last few days– and boy was it a lot!
On rainy and brisk days, I turn no other than to oatmeal or something warming, but nutritious,
Hence today’s quick, easy and healthy creation:
Carrot- Coconut Protein Porridge. Similar to my carrot- coconut- banana smoothie, except in cooked version. I did love my carrot smoothie concoction, however, I think I liked the cooked version better! So soothing and just what I needed on a wet and chilly morning.
- 2 carrots, steamed
- 1 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- cinnamon, vanilla, sea salt
- 1 scoop Sun Warrior protein powder (optional)
- 1 teaspoon stevia or other sweetener
- Ginger, ground cloves, nutmeg (optional)
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut butter (melted)
Combine almond milk, spices, and protein powder in a non- stick saucepan over medium heat. Meanwhile, steam carrot in microwave in a microwave safe bowl for 4 minutes or till soft. Once carrots are steamed and soft, add them to the pot with the almond milk/ protein/ spice mixture; stir till well- combined. Use your immersion blender to blend or place carrot mixture in a high- speed blender and blend till creamy. Pour into a bowl, add coconut butter, more cinnamon and banana, if so, and enjoy! **
**You certainly don’t have to add protein- powder, however, I enjoy the protein addition and think it gives it a good chalky flavor. You can also use a different, neutral protein powder if you don’t have Sun Warrior on hand.
I thoroughly enjoyed mine and was sad when my spoon hit the bottom. It was THAT yummy! I do have a special place in my heart for oatmeal and won’t ever replace oatbran or rolled oats, however this was a delicious alternative and you wouldn’t even know you were eating carrots! I highly recommend feeding this to kids who despise veggies, or for adults love them, like me….
I’m off to make some minestrone for the fam and plop in a movie! xoxo