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Saturday, November 3, 2012

GF, Vegan. Hot Holiday Breakfast Cereal.

When it got cold I just didn't have it in me to sit and eat a bowl of cold cereal for breakfast. I needed something warm and feel good. Oatmeal is usually my first choice and with the endless possibilities on how to 'dress it up' it is a sensible option. Until I got bored. All the dressing up couldn't mask the fact that I'm eating oatmeal EVERY morning. Healthy- yes. Tasty- yes. But just like anything, moderation truly is key. I've recently stumbled upon Bob's Red Mill GF Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal. It's a lovely mix-up of brown rice, corn, buckwheat, and sorghum. Naturally low in fat and sodium, it easily replaces my oatmeal while still yielding great health benefits. It's basically grits but... grit-e-er? I don't know how else to explain it but it sure is 'mighty tasty'.
*As a side note, grits should also work here. They too are naturally gluten-free and vegan:)

Pumpkin Pie Hot Cereal
1/2 cup cereal
1 cup water
1/2 cup fresh or canned pumpkin puree
2 scoops stevia (or a sweetener of choice)
Splash of soymilk*
Top with toasted unsalted pumpkin seeds and raw almonds*
In a microwave safe cereal bowl add cereal and water. Microwave for 2 minutes, uncovered. Stir, microwave another 2 minutes or until cereal is fully cooked; adding extra water as needed. You may also follow the package stove top directions, I just find it easier to microwave in the morning. I hate seeing dishes in the sink that early. Once your cereal is finished cooking, stir in pumpkin, cinnamon and stevia. Top with soy milk, almonds, and pumpkin seeds if you choose to do so.

Chocolate Raspberry Hot Cereal
1/2 cup cereal
1 cup water
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 scoops stevia
Splash of soy milk*
1/4 cup fresh raspberries*
*Optional (Although it would just be plain chocolate without the berries..)
Follow the cooking directions above for cereal. Once it is finished cooking, mix in cocoa powder and stevia. Top with a splash of soy milk and raspberries.


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