ZOATS! Have you ever tried adding zucchini into your oats? :) One of my favorites when I am in a deficit or dieting.
Zucchini is a fabulous "volume" food (low in calories: a whole medium zucchini is only about 10g of carbs!) that you can to your oats & provides a serving of veggies to your daily breakfast. It has a mild flavor and is hardly able to be tasted if cooked properly.
Blend one whole zucchini in a food processor for about 2 minutes. Add blended zucchini to one cup of milk of choice along with a serving of oats or oat bran (I use almond milk and 40g oat bran). Cook over low heat with fruit of choice (I used strawberries) for about 10 minutes along with almond or vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and Sucralose or stevia (sweeten to taste). At the end of cooking, I add a pinch of baking soda for a bit of fluffiness and top with sugar free maple syrup. Yum :)
Other additions can include cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, or even canned pumpkin for a bit of fall twist and more fiber!
I personally love to top my oats with a serving of De Novo Nutrition white cake whey (mixed with pudding mix & greek yogurt), but you can cook egg whites into the oats for the last 5 minutes.
Hope you enjoy!