A friend told me Toasted Oats do not bloat you. I was eating yogurt with berries one day and thought, ‘man, this is very plain tasting’ and thought about adding in more healthy macros and the two clicked. I prefer the honey and to have this POST workout….Post LIFTING to be specific or a really hard workout day of major intensity.
What You’ll Need:
1 cup Gluten Free Old Fashioned Oatmeal, Bob’s Redmill *GF optional
1 cup Unsweetened, Organic Coconut Flakes
Olive Oil Spray
1/2 cup to 1 cup (whatever serving size you want) Fage Greek Yogurt, Plain
*blueberries, honey, whatever you want to add to yours!
Take a cookie sheet out, spray with Olive Oil Spray so no sticking occurs and with edges so oats & coconut don’t slip off pan and place your oats and coconut on pan.
Bake at 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes, depending on how “toasted” you want your oats and coconut to be. Make sure you shake pan and move the oats and coconut around or else they will burn.
There is a great smell that comes from this….love the coconut toasting smell!
When finished, let cool and put all into a bowl and scoop out into 1/2 cups. I measure my macros and count my calories since I am working towards a goal and this is perfect because it will ensure you are getting 1/4 cup of oats and 1/4 cup of coconut, as long as you mix the two up completely after toasting!
Then, put in containers and take to work for a snack, add 1/2 or 1 cup Greek Yogurt and 2 Tbsp of honey or 1/4 cup of berries and you have a very great tasting snack, PACKED WITH PROTEIN (GREEK YOGURT), HEALTHY CARBS (OATMEAL), HEALTHY FATS (COCONUT) AND NATURAL SUGAR (HONEY OR BERRIES).
If you’re using the honey, this has a higher sugar content than berries, I would use this POST WORKOUT, when your muscles really need the glycogen, otherwise, if you use too much sugar, you will get a high spike of insulin, which is never the goal:)
Now you have a new snack!