We’ve encouraged you to be adventurous with your oats: first we told you to put them in your fridge while you sleep for delicious overnight oats, then we told you to smear them all over your face (thank you, soothing face mask).
But now we’re really asking you to take a walk on the wild side by cooking up a big bowl of zoats — better known as zucchini oats.
While you might think we’ve totally lost it by suggesting you throw veggies into your creamy oatmeal, we promise just one taste will make you a believer. Plus, the health benefits are undeniable! It’s low in calories, sugar, offers tons of fiber, is super filling and allows you to sneak in an extra serving of veggies all before 9 a.m. So hit up the farmers market, grab a fresh zucchini and make your new favorite breakfast!
You’ll be satisfied all morning long with these creamy and incredibly satisfying chocolate pumpkin zoats. Even though it’s chock-full of shredded veggies, you won’t even be able to taste them and you’ll probably swear you’re eating chocolate pudding.
Full of antioxidants, vegan-friendly and refined-sugar free, this recipe uses the healthy powerhouse of matcha, which has been linked to helping reduce the risk of some cancers, boost immunity, raise metabolism and even recover fast after an intense workout.
Start with this decadent base of caramelized pears with maple syrup, blueberries and pumpkin seeds, then customize the rest however your heart desires. We love adding creamy nut butter on top with an assortment of freeze-dried fruit!
Drenched with a rich vanilla coconut cream topping, these gluten-free oats are sweetened with natural sugar from carrots, raisins and maple syrup. Plus, the added cinnamon and fiber from zucchini will keep your blood sugar balanced all the way until lunch.
For a healthy, chocolaty breakfast that tastes more like dessert, whip up this incredibly simple, 5-minute zoat recipe the night before — then wake up to a big bowl of nourishing deliciousness first thing in the morning.