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 is currently studying a Masters in Nutrition. With his experience of understanding the human body from the inside out and having worked closely with Professional Athletes he is well equipped to help you explore and adopt a plant based diet.