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Hey there, I assume you landed here because you are sick of scrambled eggs for breakfast, am I right? You need a good, low-carb, high-protein breakfast option that does NOT feature eggs!
Well then, you’re in the right place, because this recipe for noatmeal / keto porridge, is the warm morning hug you need to start your day. Like regular oatmeal, “this sticks to the ribs”, as my grandma would say, meaning that it’s going to keep you feeling full and satiated. Unlike oatmeal, however, this is not going to spike your insulin and cause a block in your weight loss progress!
For New Post-Operative Bariatric Patients:
This was something I’ve wanted to develop for years, because I remember getting my packet of nutrition information from my dietician, and I was so perplexed as to WHY they would suggest we eat high-starch/high-sugar foods such as Cream of Wheat cereal. Like…. what?! That didn’t even make any sense to me…
I want you to get off on the right foot. Get the MOST of your surgery by incorporating a low-carb diet as soon as possible. Get into that habit right away, because to keep the weight off, it’s something you are going to need to do for life.
If you use an immersion blender on this recipe, it will really help smooth it out, and you can very easily thin it out further with any liquid of your choice.
If you are brand new off the table, and still on liquids, you will want to eliminate the chia seeds for now, because not even an immersion blender is going to grind them up properly, and you don’t want to risk getting them stuck in your stitches.
For Bariatric Veterans:
If you are one of my weekly meal prep students (whether you’re a casual reader or an actual member of the Empowered Members Club), this is another great recipe to prepare over the weekend, to have on hand for the week ahead.
To do this, I recommend making a batch of the following Noatmeal recipe, which makes 6 1-cup servings, and then divide it into storage containers or Mason jars for the week ahead. Then when you are ready to eat, remove the Noatmeal from the jar, heat it up in a bowl, stir in some milk of your choice (whether that’s coconut milk, almond milk, whole milk, heavy whipping cream, you get the point!), and THEN add your toppings of choice.
Also, if you’re on a tight budget, these ingredients are a bit on the pricey side, so I would definitely just go with ONE flavor per week, instead of making a new flavor for each day. (This was one of the most expensive recipes to create for the Barivangelist thus far, for this very reason!)
The ingredients are actually very common ingredients you can find at any health food store, but for your convenience, I’ve included my affiliate links for the products below, so you can see what they are. (Also, I find for food items, Amazon tends to have better prices.)Print
This high-protein, low-carb hot cereal has just 4g net carbs, and 28g protein per 1-cup serving! (1-cup for people further out from bariatric surgery… try only 1/4-1/2 cup for newly post-operative patients.) Try one of the 6 flavor combinations below!
- 3 cups water
- 3/4 cup hemp hearts
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 6 scoops vanilla-flavored protein powder (sugar-free)
Place a pot on the stove over low heat. Add water, hemp hearts, almond flour, shredded coconut, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, and sea salt.
Stir constantly for about 3 to 5 minutes until it thickens.
Remove from heat.
Add protein powder. It is going to be thick, but it will blend in well.
If desired, use an immersion blender to blend everything together.
TOPPINGS SUGGESTION: 6 FLAVOR COMBOS!
- 1 tbsp pumpkin purée
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
- Chopped pecans
- 2 tsp slivered almonds
- 2 tsp shredded unsweetened Coconut
- 1 tsp sugar-free Chocolate chips
- 1.5 tsp Chocolate powder
- 1.5 tbsp Sugar free maple syrup
- 1.5 tbsp Chopped walnuts
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Creamy Very Vanilla
- 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream (or any milk of your choice)
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Pinch ground cinnamon
- Nuts of choice to garnish
Warming Cardamom Almond
- 1/2 tsp Ground cardamom
- 2 tbsp Almond butter
- Pinch Nutmeg
- Pinch cinnamon
- Slivered almonds to garnish
Berries and Cream
- 1/4 cup fresh or thawed-from-frozen berries
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
The calculated nutritional value may vary slightly depending on what brand of foods you use. This is the calculation for the “noatmeal” before adding any toppings. Be sure to adjust for any toppings you choose to add.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 282
- Fat: 14g
- Carbohydrates: 4g net carbs
- Protein: 28g