It is time to rethink oatmeal. If you are not a big fan of traditional oatmeal, this faux oatmeal recipe might be the game-changer for you. It is 100% gluten free and dairy free and it can be made nut free if you omit the nut topping and switch out the almond milk for hemp seed milk or rice milk.
Traditional real oatmeal is healthy for you no doubt. It contains a lot of essential dietary fiber that your body needs. But sometimes it is just fun to play around with different food ingredients and make your morning oatmeal that more interesting. Meal times can be play times too you know! In this “oatmeal” recipe, I am using riced cauliflower instead…imagine that!
Cauliflower is an extremely healthy vegetable. It is very low in calories and contains a lot of essential nutrients and unique plant compounds that have been studied and shown to reduce the risk of many diseases including cancer. Consuming one cup of cauliflower will give you 3 whopping grams of fiber and almost all of your daily required intake of vitamin C. Your body needs fiber to maintain your gut health so that it can effectively fight off inflammation. One cup of cauliflower will also give you a fifth of your daily required intake of vitamin K and a broad spectrum of other trace minerals such as folate, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus. 
And here’s the bonus. Cauliflower happens to be really delicious too. It has a mild nutty flavor that comes through with a hint of sweetness that’s very addictive. Because of its very versatile flavor profile, the cauliflower has recently become a vegan switch-up superstar in other traditionally meat dishes such as “buffalo wings”. So give this “faux” oatmeal recipe a try and you will be pleasantly surprised at what your taste buds will discover!
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