If you are tired of the usual a.m. oatmeal, it’s time to change it up with a PFC favorite, Coconut Farro Oatmeal!
Though the ancient grain has been enjoyed for over 2,000 years in Italy, American cooks are just getting started with this hearty grain. Low in gluten and (bonus!) extremely low on the glycemic index scale, Farro is full of minerals, including magnesium, and gives ya your fiber fix with a whopping 8 grams per cup!
Farro can be found at any health food store. If you are in San Diego, we like Jimbos… Naturally! and Wholefoods.
COCONUT FARRO OATMEAL
Makes 1 servings
½ cup light coconut milk
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup Farro
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 ea strawberries, sliced
1 tsp toasted almonds
pinch of salt
Soak Farro overnight in 1 cup water.
The next morning, drain.
In a small saucepan toast farro over medium heat.
Add cinnamon, coconut milk and water.
Stir to combine and bring to a simmer.
Cook until farro is tender, about 25 minutes. Season with salt.
Serve with strawberries and almonds and add a hard boiled egg for extra protein.
Farro: 170 calories (1/4 cup raw), 1 gram fat, 35 carbs, 7 protein
HB Egg: 72 calories, 4.8gm fat, .4 carbs, 6.3gm protein