The noatmeal (low carb oatmeal alternative) recipe below offers a great healthy way to start your morning. The recipe uses natural whole foods and spices you can easily find at your local store.
Noatmeal Detox Recipe Highlights
- Diets: low carbs, candida diet, paleo, keto, vegan.
- Benefits: energy, gut health, cleansing, antimicrobial, antifungal, inflammation.
- Body cleanses: candida and parasite cleanse.
The nutritional profile is exceptional. We gave special considerations to key nutrients that often become lower on low carb diets.
Just to give you a quick example, when you eat one serving of the noatmeal detox recipe, you get:
- 28 grams protein.
- 21 grams of fiber.
- Over 100% of the daily values of: vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and manganese.
And the net carbs? only 10 grams.
See nutrition facts section for the complete list.
Noatmeal Detox Recipe -Summary Of Evidence
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Noatmeal Detox Recipe
Since we published the original noatmeal detox recipe, we got hundreds of suggestions and different ways you can make the recipe.
So we looked into all the great feedback we got, and updated the recipe to reflect the most popular options.
There are essentially two ways we like to make this recipe. With or without the veggies. Both are healthy, taste great, and easy to make, just a matter of a personal preference.
We recommend to try the version with the veggies, as we find it an easy and tasty way to get your greens.
See the top tips from our members and faq below the recipe.
Noatmeal Detox Recipe
- 1 oz whole flax seeds
- 1 oz hemp seeds
- 1 oz almonds
- 1 cup pure unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp coconut butter
- 1 cup water
- pinch himalayan pink salt
- pinch ground black pepper optional
- ¼ tsp ground chipotle powder optional
- ¼ bunch spinach
- 1 cup chopped broccoli
- Add 1 oz of flax seeds to 1 cup of water. Mix well. Wait for 10 minutes. Mix again.
- The flax seeds- water will turn into gel consistency. Put in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
- Place the flax seeds - water gel in a blender, with the almonds and almond milk. Blend until desired consistency is reached.
- Remove from blender, and place in a large saucepan, over medium heat.
- Add one cup of chopped broccoli and spinach.
- Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Do not boil.
- Add a little more almond milk if you find the consistency too thick.
- While cooking, add himalayan pink salt, black pepper, and chipotle to taste.
- Remove from heat. Add the hemp seeds, 1 tbsp of coconut butter and mix.
- Place in a bowl. Add more himalayan pink salt, black pepper, and chipotle if needed. Your noatmeal detox recipe is ready!
- For added nutrients, crunchiness and flavor, add 1 oz of your favorite fresh raw nuts or seeds.
Top Tips From Our Members & FAQ
- No Veggies – Sweet Version – Most Popular:
This is by far the most popular option, as the classic breakfast option to replace the traditional oatmeal porridge.
Instead of the spices in the recipe below, use the following:
¼ tsp of vanilla extract, dash of cinnamon and stevia or pure monkfruit. Add salt to taste to balance the flavor. Many people like to also add fresh raw nuts and seeds just before serving.
- No Veggies – Savory Version – 2nd Most Popular:
To get a savory flavor, use the salt, pepper, and chipotle powder as shown in the recipe directions. If you don’t have candida concerns, add 1 tablespoon of unfortified nutritional yeast just before serving.
- Flax seeds, ground vs. whole:
When you consume whole flax seeds, they pass through the gut intact. In order for the body to better absorb their nutrients, you need to grind them. When you grind flax seeds, the exposure to oxygen overtime can make some nutrients break down and become rancid. For this reason it is ideal to buy whole seeds and grind them just before you make the recipe. As an alternative, if you do buy ground flax seeds, look at the expiration date and make sure they are fresh.
- Veggies: Should I cook, sauté, steam or eat raw?
The research suggests that certain nutrients may become more available by cooking. Other nutrients however, may get destroyed by heat.
The option you choose of course, can also change the way the veggies taste.
For this reason, we like to use a combination of raw, and lightly cooked veggies together. You can put some in the saucepan as you cook, and leave a few raw and add to the recipe just before serving.
Chocolate lovers: you can add 1 tablespoon of raw organic cacao powder to the sweet version of the recipe. You may also want to see our healthy, low carb chocolate mousse recipe.
The Nutrients In The Noatmeal Detox Recipe
Noatmeal Detox Recipe Benefits
There are many reasons recipes for low carb oatmeal alternatives are so popular. Whether it is the need to reduce carbs, eliminate gluten or other cereal grains, you still want to make sure you get enough nutrients, so you avoid deficiencies.
For this reason, when we developed the noatmeal detox recipe, we focused on both taste and nutrients. The nutritional profile is exceptional. We gave special considerations to key nutrients that often become lower on low carb diets.
Below is a summary of the main benefits, with links to the published studies when applicable.
Low Carbs Doesn’t Mean Low Energy
The recipe specifically includes different nutrients that boost your energy levels. We strategically used fast and slow acting ingredients, so you get both the quick energy boost with the sustained energy that may last for many hours as well.
The coconut butter has unique nutrients the body can quickly digest and utilize, so you feel the energy boost shortly after you eat the notemal. The energy from the nuts and seeds will come hours later.
Fiber & Gut Health
The importance of dietary fiber for overall health is well known, especially to promote intestinal regularity and healthy digestion. The average fiber intake in the US, however, is less than half of the recommended levels .
The daily value for fiber is 25 grams per day (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). This recipe provides you with 21 grams of fiber. No fiber supplements, no powders. Just natural whole foods.
The noatmeal detox recipe is high in soluble fiber, which can act as prebiotic, a food source for the healthy bacteria in the gut. This means that it can promote the growth of probiotic and contribute to better gut health .
Natural Cleansing & Detoxification
In addition to the soluble fiber, the recipe is also high in insoluble fiber.
Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water, and can pass through the gut largely intact . This fiber adds bulk to the stool which can help to promote regular healthy bowel movement.
Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your colon that grabs accumulated waste buildup and toxins on their way out.
Both omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids are essential and are needed to support good health. A growing number of evidence, however, suggests that excessive amounts of omega 6 fatty acids in the diet can lead to inflammatory, autoimmune, cardiovascular diseases, and may increase the risk to develop cancer.
According to research, western diets are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and have excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. In comparison, human beings evolved on a diet with equal amounts of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. In the average western diet, however, the amount of omega-6 is up to 15 times more than the omega-3 .
We addressed both concerns in the noatmeal detox recipe:
- Omega 3 : 9.4 grams (590% of your daily values).
- Omega 6: 13 grams (77% of your daily values).
Noatmeal Detox Recipe Ingredients : Summary Of Evidence
Flaxseeds make a great source of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, and one of the best plant based sources of omega 3 fatty acid .
According to research, the oils, fibers and flax lignans in flaxseeds have many potential health benefits and may help to reduce the risk to develop cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, autoimmune and neurological disorders .
Why Soaking & Grinding
When you consume whole flax seeds, they pass through the gut intact. So you may not absorb all their useful nutrients. For this reason, a common traditional best practice is to soak the seeds with water and grind them before eating.
Nuts & Almonds
Many studies suggest that nuts have nutritional characteristics that can benefit human health and prevent many diseases. When you introduce nuts into your diet on an ongoing basis, you significantly increase in the quality of the diet. Nuts are rich in essential fatty acids, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds with antioxidant potential .
Unlike carbs that often cause a quick energy boost followed by a crash when the blood sugars drop, the energy you get from nuts and seeds in more subtle and can last much longer. For this reason, nuts play a key role in many low carb diets, as an alternative source of fuel.
When we made the recipe, we tested different nuts and seeds. The nuts that our testers liked the most, were the almonds. Second place – pecans, third place – macadamia nuts (for the savory option).
As for the health benefits of almonds, out of the different options of nuts, they are well known for their balanced profile of fatty acids. So if you are looking to control the levels of omega 6 in your diet, but still enjoy the health benefits of nuts, almonds are an excellent choice. Almonds also make a great source of vitamin E. Just 1 oz of almonds provide you with 50% of the daily values.
Coconut butter is the meat of the coconut after it goes through grinding process that turns the coconut meat into butter consistency. So you get both the coconut oil, and in addition, the other nutrients in the coconut meat.
The reason we included coconut butter as a part of the recipe, has to do with a few unique characteristic of coconut: energy, cleansing, antifungal, anti microbial, and flavor.
Coconut oil is a rich source of medium-chain triglycerides, commonly known as MCT oils. These oils are different from most oils in the way the body digests them. The body can utilize the MCT oils much quicker to significantly boost the energy levels.
This is a well known use of coconut oil you can see in many low carbs dietary protocols such as keto diet, pre workout supplements, and as a way to improve exercise performance .
For this reason, many nutrition experts consider MCT oil as one of the best alternative energy sources to carbs.
The are two reasons we recommend to include hemp seeds as a part of the noatmeal recipe.
The first reason is the nutrients in hemp seeds. The nutritional profile is simply exceptional. Similar to chia seeds, hemp seeds are one of the only plant sources of alpha-linolenic acid omega-3 fatty acid (ALA). Hemp seeds are also very high in easily to digest high quality protein [11, 12].
Just to give you an idea, when you eat 1 oz of hemp seeds (the amount in this recipe), you get:
- 9 grams of protein.
- 3 grams of omega 3.
- Over 40% of your daily values or iron, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus.
- Over 25% of your daily values of zinc, and B1.
And the carbs? less than 1 grams of net carbs.
The second reason we like hemp seeds, is their taste and texture. Hemp seeds bring a very mild nutty flavor and a fluffy texture to the recipe.
Broccoli is well known for its high content of bioactive phytochemicals such as glucosinolates, phenolic compounds, vitamin C, and minerals. Many studies suggest that a diet high in broccoli may help to prevent cardiovascular diseases, different types of cancers and oxidative stress .
In addition to its nutrients and health benefits, we like to use broccoli for this recipe as its texture and flavor blend very well with the other ingredients. If you prefer other cruciferous vegetables, you may use them instead or in addition to the brocoli as well. Brussels sprouts also work very well in this recipe.
Common cruciferous vegetables include: cauliflower, cabbage, kale, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts.
The health benefits of cruciferous vegetables are well known and supported by many studies. Cruciferous vegetables contain unique nutrients and phytochemicals that are suggested by the medical community to induce detoxification, stimulate the immune system and prevent oxidative stress .
Spinach makes a great source of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and bioactives known to promote health. Due to its exceptional nutritional composition, many researchers consider spinach as a functional food. (Meaning its nutrients go beyond basic nutrition).
According to research, spinach-derived phytochemicals and bioactives are able to prevent oxidative damage, modulate metabolism, inflammation, antioxidant defence, regulate blood sugar and lipids, and may help to curb food intake by inducing secretion of satiety hormones .