Quick and Easy Homemade Oat Flour

oat flour

You guys.

I LOVE oat flour.

I’ve been using it as a flour substitute for absolutely errrythang lately from Banana Pancakes to Dark Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies to Dairy and Gluten Free Maple Glazed Donuts. Not to mention some recipes coming soon like Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes and Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Balls (stay tuned for these bad boys).

I love the oat-y, nutty flavor that oat flour gives to things, but what makes it even better is how freakin’ healthy it is for you! Oats are packed with fiber, healthy carbs, a surprising amount of protein, and tons of other nutrients. Andddddd, it takes your body longer to break down oats which:

1. Helps you feel fuller longer

2. Won’t spike your blood glucose levels

3. Will give you long-lasting energy throughout your day

So yeah, I’m a big oat fan.

So why not use oat flour for everything?! AND you don’t need to be buying already made out flour from the stores because all they’re doing is jacking up prices for some blended up oats. No thanks. Just make your own!! It takes two seconds and all you need is a blender.

YOU GOT THIS.

And don’t forget to tag me in all your oat flour creations so I can try them too!!!! Have a lovely Monday y’all.

 

 


Quick and Easy Homemade Oat Flour

  • Servings: about 3 cups flour
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups organic old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten free if you’d like)

Directions

  1. Add your whole oats to a high-powered blender or food processor and blend until your oats are a fine powder.
  2. This step is optional: If your blender isn’t super high-powered or you see little oat chunks in your flour, you can pass your oat flour through a fine sieve.
  3. Store the fine oat flour in an airtight container and store the chunks that your sieve catches in a separate container (hint: you can use these to make delicious instant oats!)

 

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Tropi-Cali Pitaya Bowl

Tropicali pitaya smoothie bowl

Every year the fam-jam vacations in California and every year I look forward to it more and more because of the plethora of options I have for smoothie bowls here hehe. As you guys probably already know, I’m absolutely out of my mind obsessed with smoothie bowls (for good reason, might I add) so obviously I’ve gotta give you a Cali inspired smoothie bowl while I’m here!

Now you can make smoothie bowls with just about anything you can freeze,  but my absolute FAVORITE types of smoothie bowls are either made with acai or pitaya (or both, which the Mad Beet in Pacific Beach so graciously has on their menu) because for starters, I la-la-la-loooove the taste, but also because they’re both superfoods containing loads upon loads of health benefits in each scrumptious spoonful.

This particular smoothie bowl that you’re feasting your eyes on happens to be a pitaya bowl, which is not only a treat to look at, but also a treat for your insides. Let me drop some nutrition facts for ya here:

  • Low cal but high in nutrients like fiber, protein, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Magnesium, and Iron (to name a few)
  • Contains prebiotics which are crucial in maintaining a healthy gut (aka a healthy everything because gut health is life)
  • High amounts of fiber help maintain a healthy digestive system too
  • Loads of antioxidants help combat effects of free radicals and unstable molecules which could potentially cause inflammation and thus chronic disease
  • Vitamin C and other antioxidants help boost your immune system
  • Did I mention it’s, like, really pretty?

Okay so now you know how good this stuff is for you and you can see how nice is it to look at, go and make your own! You can order frozen pitaya online through Pitaya plus or I usually can find it at Whole foods (and sometimes Safeway). Enjoy 🙂

Tropi-Cali Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

  • Servings: 1 bowl
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen pink pitaya
  • ¼ cup coconut water
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 2 Tbsp granola
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 medjool date, pitted and chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh pineapple, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh berries
  • 1 tsp unsweetened, shredded coconut

Directions

  1. Add the pitaya, coconut water, and honey to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and thick.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and top with the remaining ingredients. Enjoy!


Refined-Sugar Free Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding

Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding

What is this, Bailey? Yet another breakfast recipe?!

YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT PEOPLE!

Or I guess it could be an anytime snack or dessert too, but I usually eat it for breakfast.

I will forever and ever post all the breakfast recipes because there’s just an endless amount of delicious options and I want you all to be able to share in that deliciousness! So here I bring to you the refined-sugar free goodness that is chia seed pudding topped with scrumptious homemade (and easssssyyyyy as can be to make) strawberry chia jam plus a lil extra toppings, obviously.

Holllaaaaaaaaaa!

I love chia seed pudding and I love jam even more, but PSA: most store-bought chia seed pudding and jam is LOADED with added sugars and additives which can be detrimental to your gut. Not to mention, refined sugar actually tricks your brain into thinking you’re still hungry long past the point of fullness. No bueno. It also kills the good bacteria in your gut which you need for proper digestion and to keep you feeling your best!

So moral of the story here is: when it’s at all possible, you should make your own versions of your favorite store-bought goodies so you know EXACTLY what’s going in what you’re putting in your bodies. Remember, you only have one body and you gotta feed it properly so it lasts as long as possible! Oh, and also you should make this Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding because it’s da bombbbbbb.

Have a wonderful Tuesday my peeps!

Refined-Sugar Free Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a mason jar or Tupperware container, combine all ingredients for the chia seed pudding and mix thoroughly. I usually put the lid on and shake to mix!
  2. Place the chia seed pudding mixture in the fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight to thicken up.
  3. Once your chia seed pudding is thick, pour half into a bowl or jar and then layer on half of the strawberry jam. Sprinkle on your toppings and enjoy!


Pink Pitaya Empower Smoothie Bowl

pink pitaya empower smoothie bowl

Guess what today is!!!!

Okay yeah so it’s a measely ole’ Wednesday, August 15th to be exact. What’s so special about that?

WELL. Today just so happens to mark my 100th blog post WOOHOOOOOO!!!!! So I’ve decided to post about my favorite thing to eat of all time. Ever since my tongue first tasted pink pitaya, I knew we were destined to be in each other’s lives forever and ever. Since moving to Edmonton, however, the pink pitaya is scarce due to it being a tropical fruit and Edmonton being far from a tropical climate.

However, on the off chance when I am able to get my hands of some of that pretty pink stuff, I devour every last bite because it’s SO FREAKIN GOOD and good for you!!! So 100th post, i dedicate to you pink pitaya (the highest of all honors).

Okay Bailey, that’s cool and all, but what even is the stuff? Pink pitaya (sometimes referred to as dragonfruit) is the fruit of a cactus grown usually in California, Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia. There are two types, white flesh and pink flesh on the inside, both spotted with tiny black seeds. The white fleshed dragonfruit is very common to find in supermarkets, however the pink fleshed dragonfruit is my personal favorite as I find it much sweeter and more flavorful than its white fleshed counterpart.

Now what’s so great about this fruit, you ask? WELL lemme spit some knowledge at ya about pitaya:

  • low in calories
  • high in antioxidants
  • rich in proteins, fiber, a wealth of vitamins and minerals, as well as polyunsaturated fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 (healthy fats)
  • high levels of vitamin C help boost immunity
  • helps detoxify the body by flushing out toxins and waste metals
  • boosts your metabolism and aids in digestion
  • way too many more benefits to list!

So celebrate my 100th post with me by doing your body (and taste buds) a favor and make this smoothie bowl right now!!!!!!

Pink Pitaya Empower Smoothie Bowl

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen Pitaya Plus dragonfruit
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ cup frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • ¼ cup of your favorite granola (I use Oh She Glow’s Mocha Empower Glow Bars crumbled up)
  • fresh chopped bananas and strawberries
  • Barney Butter Chocolate Almond Butter
  • a drizzle of raw honey

Directions

  1. Add the frozen items and cashew milk to a high-powered blender and blend until thick, creamy, and smooth.
  2. Pour the contents into a bowl and top with the remaining ingredients. Enjoy!


Patriotic Red, White, and Blueberries Bowl

red white and blueberries bowl

Happy 4th of July Y’all!!!!

I may not be in the motherland at the moment, but I will still be celebrating my country of birth by eating patriotic AF food. Soooo I got to thinking about what I could possibly make using red, white, and blue foods and automatically I thought “BERRIES!!!!”

My fave. Berries. Always.

Berries are so great because they’re low in calories, high in antioxidants and nutrients, and they’re ohhhhhh so sweet and tasty in da tummy (the best part).  AND, in this case, there’s so many red and blue berries!!!! You could realistically sub pretty much any red or blue berry of your choosing instead of raspberries and bluebs, but they’re my two favorites so that’s why I went with them. They also get kindof mushy when you mix everything together which creates sort of a jam texture which adds some deliciousness to this recipe. Uhhhh YUM!

This recipe is also literally easier than breathing (ok maybe not breathing, but pretty darn close) to make so if you’re having a bunch of people over and have no idea what to serve them for breakfast, a snack, or dessert, this is PERFECT PEOPLE!!! Literally just go to Costco (AKA the most magical place on earth), grab a couple tubs of berries and some bananners, a little granola and honey and maybe a bit of nut butter and you’re golden. Throw it all together and BOOM instant patriotic sweet treat that’s also healthy for you.

SO. I will leave you at that. I hope you all have a very fun, very SAFE (seriously people, don’t be messing around with fireworks blowing hands off n’ stuff), very delicious 4th of July. Enjoy!!

Patriotic Red, White, and Blueberries Bowl

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup organic raspberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup organic blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup of your favorite gluten free granola
  • 2-3 Tbsp all-natural peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp raw organic honey
  • dark chocolate chips (optional)

Directions

  1. Place a quarter of the sliced bananas and berries in each bowl and top with a quarter of the granola. Drizzle a quarter of the peanut butter and honey on top. Sprinkle some dark chocolate chips on top if you would like. Enjoy!