On a cherry kick this week, and honestly for me, it was hard not to eat all the cherries I reserved for prepping this bowl. I’m glad I held off because this bowl of zucchini oats is particularly good with fresh sweet cherries. 😁 Such a great way to start the day + I also got some veggies in some I’m proud of myself. 😏
1 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp ground flax seed
1/2 medium sized zucchini, finely grated
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom
2 1/2 cups unsweetened soy milk
1 medium sized banana, mashed
Pinch of salt
2 tsp maple syrup (optional) 🔥
Add oats, flax seed, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt to a medium size sauce pan then evenly mix together. Add grated zucchini, mashed banana, maple syrup and soy milk. Stir together and place on stove top over medium to low heat. Allow mixture to cook for 5 minutes or until desired consistency is reach, stirring on occasion to prevent mixture from sticking to bottom of the pan. Remove from heat and distribute to two bowls. Top with desired fruit then serve. 🥣
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1) Avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable. They belong to the Genus Persea in the Lauraceae family.
2) Avocados contain four grams of protein, making them the fruit with the highest protein content!
3)Avocado trees do not self-pollinate; they need another avocado tree close by in order to grow. Avocados are an Aztec symbol of love and fertility, and they also grow in pairs on trees.
4)Don’t just think of avocados as a savory addition to sandwiches and salads, Brazilians actually add avocados to ice cream.
5) You can tell that an avocado is ripe when they feel heavy for their size and are dark in color. If you want to quicken the ripening process, simply put one in brown paper bag for 2-4 days. You can speed this process up even more by putting adding a banana to the bag.
6) Avocados mature on the tree, but only ripen once they are taken off the tree.
7) Hass is the most popular variety of avocado grown worldwide. The Hass tree was discovered in the backyard of a mailman named Rudolph Hass in Californina in the 1930’s and Hass patented his tree in 1935.
8) On average, 53.5 million pounds of guacamole are eaten every Super Bowl Sunday, enough to cover a football field more than 20 feet thick.
9) Speaking of guacamole, the origin of the word comes from Spanish explorers could not pronounce the Aztec word for avocado, “ahuacatl,” so they called the avocado “aguacate.” 10) Avocados have the highest fiber content of any fruit and contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, and folate.