One of my go to ingredients in overnight oats is lupin flakes. Lupin flakes are derived from a legume, called Lupin (shown below), which is largely grown in Western Australia and parts of Europe.
A 40g serve of lupin flakes offer 16g of protein, 15g of dietary fibre and 1.6g of carbohydrates. In addition, they are loaded with iron, magnesium, potassium and antioxidants. In fact, per serve Lupin has 2-3x the amount of iron as kale, 2-3x the amount of potassium as a banana, 2-3x the amount of antioxidants as berries, 2-3x the amount of dietary fibre as oats and 2-3x the amount of protein as quinoa.
Certain brands also offer Lupin in powder form which can be used as a protein powder or even as a flour substitute.
An interesting ingredient that is worthwhile adding to your balanced plant-based diet. Try my favourite overnight lupin and oat bowl.
Simon is a qualified health professional having completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours in 2008, Plant Based Nutrition with Cornell University and a Masters in Nutrition. He is the host of the Plant Proof podcast, a leading health and wellness show that focusses on breaking down the science on nutrition for human and planetary health, and is also writing his first book which will be published by Penguin Random House early 2021. If you're looking for agenda-free evidence based information to help you make sense of the conflicting nutrition information that exists today, you're in good hands.