The humble courgette. In recent times, the Brits have taken to referring to them as zucchini much like our America counterparts. We’re pretty sure this is mostly due to the fondness of ‘zoats’ as a term for courgette oats – ‘coats’ doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.
So why add courgette at all? Well the green dream is low in calories, loaded with vitamins and has more potassium than a banana! Basically, it’s an easy way to add more fibre and nutrients to your oats.
Firstly, grate the zucchini. Some people like to do this way in advance and leave it to soak but for this, it’s not needed. Combine in a bowl with the oats and milk. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir and then blast for another 2 minutes until creamy, fluffy and cooked – no different to your usual morning porridge.
In a small mug/bowl whip up the protein, yoghurt and peanut butter to make a tastetastic topping and blob on top of the zoats. Sprinkle with berries, nuts and cinnamon. Bam! Quick, easy and beautiful!
Katie Morgan is an Aussie blogger who writes about all things health, nutrition, fitness, love and travel on her website: Kale and the Kettlebell. She’s dedicated to living a healthier, happier and more active lifestyle. Obsessed with protein pancakes, smoothie bowls and nut butter, Katie is a big advocate for everything in moderation. Her hottest tip? Stop trying to eat and exercise for how you look - focus on how you feel and you will be surprised with the results. “Take care of your body – it’s the only place you have to live forever”