There’s more than one way to make a bowl of oats.
Breakfast without carbs is just wrong!
Going without oatmeal or bread is not an easy task. I refused to believe I had to do it for the cleanse. Oats don’t have to be made with oatmeal! I’ve made a paleo version before. However, making oat-less oats without eggs made it a little harder… but it can be done with the help of a strange, but good ingredient: Jicama!
Jicama can do anything. Nachos, edamame salads… and oat-less oatmeal. However, I prefer to call this porridge because a) I left it a little more moist that I would my oats and b) I think using words like porridge makes me sound sophisticated and British.
You can use protein powder or leave it out. Simply increase the liquid if you add protein. I really liked the additional creaminess it adds, making it even more oatmeal-like. Toppings are the best part – I used strawberries and kabocha. I’ve also done it with blood oranges (awesome with the coconut, btw).
Trust me on this one. Really.
Coconut Jicama Porridge
- 1 C raw jicama rice
- 1/2 C unsweetened almond (or coconut) milk
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/2 scoop pea protein powder (mixed with ~1/4 C water to thin)
- Kabocha squash (pre-roasted)
- Ground flax
Peel jicama and chop into chunks. Place jicama in a food processor or blender and pulse until a rice-like crumble forms.
Place all ingredients in the porridge “base” in a pan over medium high heat. Cook until mixture starts to bubble. If using protein, add it here.
Continue to cook until most of the liquid is absorbed and mixture becomes creamy (~5 mins). Taste and adjust spices or add sweetener as desired (I didn’t need any).
Transfer to bowl and enjoy!
Makes 1 serving.
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It looks like I’ll be going without some food stuffs a little beyond than this cleanse… more on that later…
Have you ever had jicama? How did you eat it?
What’s your favorite non-conventional breakfast?