Cottage cheese is high in protein, a good source of healthy fatty acids (beneficial to people with diabetes) and like other diary products, contains calcium and phosphorus that contribute to healthy bones. In fact, despite its appearance and texture, cottage cheese is low in calories and is beneficial to those trying to lose weight. Because the high protein content, you feel less hungry and as a result, eat less during the course of the day.
Oats contains a specific type of fiber known as beta-glucan. Research suggests that this special fiber lowers total cholesterol and as a consequence translates into a reduction in the risk of developing heart disease. Also, skipping the egg yolk lowers your dietary cholesterol and the banana is a good source of potassium.
Having said that, on to the recipe!
- 1 Cup of Rolled Oats
- 1 Cup of Cottage Cheese (1% low fat)
- 1 Banana
- 4-5 Egg whites
- 1/3 cup of ground flaxseed (optional)
- Cinnamon to taste
- Extra virgin coconut oil to cook
Just throw everything in your blender and puree until smooth. Dump into a medium size bowl and cook with coconut oil. Sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon when cooked and drizzle with maple syrup and you’re done!