Monday, March 7, 2011

Cereal!

Wikipedia defines Cereal as : a food made more or less from processed grains, but not always, eaten with the first meal of the day. It is often eaten cold, usually mixed with milk, water or yogurt, but sometimes eaten dry or hot. Some companies promote their products for the health benefits from eating oat-based and high-fiber cereals. Cereals may be fortified with vitamins. Some cereals are made with high sugar content.




Now- what in that definition is off--- processed grains, milk, and high-sugar content!!! No thank you... We can do better than that--- by changing out the grains for chopped nuts, the dairy for almond milk, and the high-sugar content with fruits and cinnamon we have the same delicious meal with none of the harmful ingredients! 100% Paleo friendly cereal.

Here's a recipe in pictures:


Gather ingredients: walnuts, almonds, strawberries, and blueberries



chop walnuts




chop almonds



Wash and cut up berries, then put  in the cereal bowl

Add chopped nuts to the bowl


Add Almond Milk
 


Enjoy!
 


























Cereal Variations:
1- Add 1-2 tsp of cinnamon (cinnamon can help lower LDL cholesterol, boost cognitive function and memory, it is a great source of magnesium, fiber, iron, calcium, and the health benefits go on and on...)
2- Use Blueberries and Bananas
3- Use Coconut Milk instead of Almond Milk
4- Buy chopped nuts to save time- grab a handful and toss in the bowl
5- Use chopped Pecans and Walnuts


What's your favorite cereal variation? Leave it for me in the comments, I'd love to give it a try!