40.9g of protein,
3,1g of carbs,
20,6g of fat
18,5g of fiber
They are rich in vitamins and minerals,
They keep you fuller for longer
Taste great and could help you lose weight.
Wait! Why didn’t I know this earlier?
No wonder the bible says;
My people perish for lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6
That’s so true!
I had been looking for an alternative for breakfast oats. I wanted a low-carb alternative for regular whole meal oats in vain. Then I came across a packet of soya bean flakes. As I read the label, #Thrilled! (insert your favorite praise songs). What? Only 3g of carbs and 40g of proteins? I was definitely going to try this!
How are soybean flakes made?
Soya bean flakes are made from soybean flour. To make whole soy flour, whole soybeans are steamed, dried to less that 5% moisture, cracked, dehulled, and ground, or extrusion cooked and ground. The flour is the most natural and lightly processed product of the soybean, and contains all of the oil naturally present in the soybean. The flakes resemble rolled oats as can you can see in the picture below. Soyflakes are a great swap for whole grain oats since they contain way less carbs.
Whole meal oats versus Soyflakes
|Whole grain oats||389||66,27g||16,8g||6,9g||10,6g|
Compared to whole grain oats, soybean flakes are the perfect low-carb breakfast bowl. So let’s go ahead and make some. As usual, I yearn for your honest feedback, so feed me with your comments below. Also tag @shape_up_african so I can feature your meal on my IG page.
- 4 tbsp. soybean flakes
- 100g raspsberries (strawberries are fine too)
- 200g Greek yoghurt
- 50ml skimmed milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
- 1/4 tsp. cinammon powder (optional)
- Mix all ingredients and refrigerate overnight except the berries.
- Top with berries and enjoy in the morning.