Warm Breakfast Cereal Bowl | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well Sep. 12. 2017
Breakfast

Warm Breakfast Cereal Bowl

Sep. 12. 2017
Breakfast
McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

Dietitian, Founder

Try this healthy warm breakfast bowl full of fiber, protein, healthy fats, to keep you feeling energized and satisfied all morning long.

Fall is in the air and so that means warming breakfast is in the air too. Try this simple Warm Breakfast Cereal Bowl for a fiber, and protein-rich meal.
It’s cooling down in Nashville and my body couldn’t want it more. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years of listening to my body and what it needs, it’s the change of seasons. From the temperature of food, the produce used, the textures of food, to the spices used, all of these components change with the seasons and I think it’s important we listen in and change with it. There’s something grounding to eating warm, cooked food during the fall and winter so get ready for a full season embracing recipes that will warm you up and give you some foundation this season! This recipe is for a dry cereal mix, it’s meant to be stored in a glass container or jar so you can have a quick and nourishing breakfast in the morning just by adding hot water or cooking it with almond milk. The combination of quinoa flakes, hemp seeds, chia seeds, oats is amazing.
Since it’s getting a touch cooler in Nashville, I’ve been enjoying this for a hearty and filling breakfast. The great thing about this recipe is you can take it with you to work in an airtight container and warm up when you get there or have it for a snack when your body is craving something more substantial.
If you try this recipe, I wanna hear about it, so let’s chat! Leave a comment it, rate it (this helps me improve future recipes), and don’t forget to tag a picture #nutritionstripped to show how you live and try these recipes on Instagram! I’d love to see what you come up with. I can’t wait to share more recipes up my sleeve that is going to bring a lot of warmth and comfort to your mealtime – think warming spices, textures, and literally heated/cooked goodies. Have a beautiful week!

 

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Healthy fat:

The cereal itself has healthy fats from the seeds, but I recommend adding toppings that contain healthy fat as well to keep your hunger at bay, keep you satisfied and feeling good all morning. I like using coconut butter (it just so happens that I have some pink berry coconut butter on hand!), almond/cashew/peanut butter, ghee, coconut oil, coconut yogurt or kefir (hello probiotics), etc. Use whatever you enjoy!

Protein:

Since there is quinoa which is a gluten-free seed technically, but used as a grain, it’s rich in protein. Couple that with the seeds and you’re in good hands with protein for the morning.

Fiber:

We all know the importance of both types of fiber and this warm cereal contains a good amount of fiber to keep you full, keep your energy and blood sugars balanced in the morning and throughout the day.

Optimizer Option:

Add in a scoop of plant-based protein powder for a boost of protein (even though this already contains a fair amount, you can give it a boost, I’d go with a vanilla based or neutral). If you go this route, add extra almond milk or water to thin it out and get your desired texture.

The Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa flakes
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground chia seeds
1/2 cup ground buckwheat
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
Optional upon serving: pinch of sea salt, ghee, coconut oil, coconut butter, almond milk, almond butter

Directions:

In a large bowl combine ingredients to mix a dry cereal. From that, to make 1 serving use about 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup of the dry cereal.

In a small saucepan, add 1 cup almond milk or you can use water, with 1/3-1/2 cup of the dry cereal. Gently heat on medium until the mixture is warm. Add more almond milk or water to thin to your desired texture.

Upon serving, add optional toppings and enjoy warm.

Store leftover dry cereal in a glass jar for later.

Notes:

Full dry cereal recipe makes about 8 total servings

What I Used to Make This Recipe:

Chia seeds, hemp seeds, I had a sample of this pink coconut butter (for the fancy!)  or use regular which is just as delicious, almond butter, coconut kefir, glass jars to store leftovers, pretty bowl, and mug.

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