Thursday, November 17, 2016

Coconut Milk-Mango-"Sticky"-Oatmeal

Did you know the most popular fruit in the world is the mango? Not surprising if you think about it,,, super sweet super smooth, refreshing, and nutritious why wouldn't it be! When I was traveling in Thailand several years ago I came across this delicious coconut sticky rice topped with fresh mango dessert and was SOLD. I craved so much when I got back, and thankfully living in Southern California it was pretty easy to find some killer Thai restaurants that could satisfy my craving. As I was eating this dessert I do what my mind loves to do and think of ways to make this healthier and wallllaaa! I swapped the rice for a more nutrient dense whole grain.. Oatmeal and used an unsweetened Coconut/Almond milk blend and topped it with flax seeds to add even more nutrients. I also did not add a pinch of added sugars, thankfully mangoes are packed with sweetness so I did not need to add any sweeteners. To ensure the oatmeal would have enough flavor I added some of the fresh mangoes into the oatmeal and milk as they were cooking so the mango flavor really comes through! P.S. when you see the How To Make It section you will see that there is no excuse to not try and make this, it is literally 3 easy steps!!

Well I am sure we all know oatmeal is good for us but here is why it is so good:
-Whole Grain
-High in fiber
-Good source of Protein
-Aids with digestion
-Naturally low fat
-Heart Healthy
Moving on from the awesome oatmeal, the almond/coconut milk blend is a fabulous source of calcium and vitamin D which we all need for them strong bones that support us. And lastly, the beautiful mango, what a fruit that is, great source of in potassium (an electrolyte that counteracts sodium), vitamin C, vitamin A (antioxidant beta carotene), and high in dietary fiber as well!


1 cup unsweetened Coconut/Almond milk blend, 1/2 mango, and 1/2 cup of Whole Rolled Oats (PLEASE NO QUICK OATS)

How To Make It: 

1. Combine the 1 cup Coconut/Almond milk and 1/2 cup Whole Rolled Oats, along with a small portion of the fresh mango (cubed). 

2. Slice most of the mango super thin, and cube a small portion of the rest to surround the sliced beauty. 

3. After about 5 minutes or until the oats have absorbed most of the liquid place into a bowl and assemble as you wish! Also optional: top with flax seeds for added nutrition and texture 

Enjoy :) 

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