CORNMEAL IS MY NEW OATMEAL!

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CORNMEAL IS THE NEW OATMEAL!

For a quick breakfast, I usually had an oatmeal but I to notices that my body was not responding positively to oats so I changed oats for cornmeal. Of course, the are NOT SIMILAR in NUTRITION, FLAVOR, NOR TEXTURE but cornmeal works REALLY GOOD for me.

The cornmeal cooks similarly as the oatmeal but the liquid ratio is greater. Like the oatmeal, you may add any flavor to your cornmeal, for example: chocolate, peanut, vanilla, coffee, etc, I even used spirulina.

Now, what it may concern to many of you who are reading this post, NUTRITIONALLY speaking, cornmeal and oatmeal are VERY DIFFERENT in their COMPOSITION, MINERALS and VITAMINS. Below, I provide you a comparison chart:

Cornmeal                                                         Oatmeal

Serving size ¼ cup 1/2cup
Color Yellow white
Texture Soft You can feel the pieces
Fibrer Low content High Content
Carbs More less the same amount
Fat 0g 2g-5g
Protein 0g 5g
Minerals Zinc, Calcium, Phosphorous, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Selenium Potassium, Calcium, Zinc
Other Does not affects cholesterol Lowers cholesterol

I did this AMAZING and POWERFUL cornmeal topped with a Spirulina Chia Pudding and raspberries. Isn’t these toppings make a beautiful combination of colors!?

About the Spirulina Chia Pudding, I may had talk to you about spirulina in other posts, but I will review it again with you. Spirulina is an algae that ALL VEGANS may consume. This ancient and powerful algae comes in powder, capsule r tablet. The color is a blue-green. Spirulina is considered a SUPER FOOD due to its composition and benefits to the human body. This algae is high in PROTEIN. It also acts as ANTI INFLAMMATORY and ANTIOXIDANT in our body. It is very FUN to play with the spirulina because you may add it to ANYTHING and it always brings a BRIGHT COLOR. About the FLAVOR, the spirulina does not tastes sweet and it can be little bit bitter. I always added agave to sweetened anything that has spirulina.

For this chia pudding I used a spirulina capsule (I opened the capsule and use the powder inside), coconut milk, water and agave. It is the BEST chia pudding that I had ever make! And look at that beautiful color!

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Ingredients:

yield: 1 person

For the cornmeal:

1/4 cup cornmeal

1+1/4 cup water (or any preferred liquid)

For the Spirulina Chia Pudding:

2T chia seeds

1 spirulina capsule

1/4 cup coconut milk

2T water

2 tsp agave

Additional:

Raspberries

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Procedure:

For the cornmeal:

1- First mix very well the cornmeal with the water in the cooking pot.

2- Now, turn on the stove top on medium low heat and stir.

3- Let boil and lower the heat.

4- Continue mixing until it is completely done.

5- Turn off the heat and transfer to the serving dish.

For the Spirulina Chia Pudding:

1- THE NIGHT BEFORE, mix all of the ingredients in a small recipient.

2- Stir until everything is incorporated and store in the fridge.

Assembly:

1-On top, in a side of the cornmeal, add all of the chia pudding.

2- Finally, add any topping you would like and ENJOY!

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