Updated: Apr 22, 2020
Start the day right and try this delicious and super nutritious breakfast option!
I love breakfast. Sitting down on our porch with a bowl of my favourite nutritious breakfast with a hot cup of coffee, after walking our dogs on the beach, to me, is pure bliss. Sadly millions of people, through no fault of their own, start their day with store bought breakfast cereals which often contain less nutrition than the cardboard box they came in.
You see, in the 1940's, when famine was rife during WW2, there was a desperate need to find a cost effective way to feed the masses. Governments knew that by feeding cattle, they could be fattened up quickly, speeding up the process of getting them to weight to be able to be sold for meat. They thought that the same grain might ensure billions of humans all over the globe didn't die from malnutrition. They subsidised and funded many grain farms, giving birth to the booming wheat and corn industry.
When the war was over and the need for such an abundance of grain was no longer there, the question arose, "What do we do with all this grain?". Well, some genius decided that they could pedal tonnes of refined carbohydrates in breakfast cereals and with a little bit of creative marketing (manipulation) they could convince the naive public that it was even good for them. The aim was to make cereals as cheaply as possible to maximise profits and as tasty as possible so that consumers would keep buying them. Fat was now vilified and carbohydrates were heavily promoted. By the 60's we saw the birth of fast food where food became even more readily available, cheap, calorie dense and nutrition poor.
So how do you make sure you start the day on the right foot, with a meal that is going to nourish your body, reduce inflammation and give your cells the building blocks they need to stay healthy?
Make your own!
This is my go to breakfast option when I'm not intermittent fasting. A low carb, super nutritious low carb cereal option which has NO refined carbohydrates.
Tip: Mix up a batch in a big bowl on the weekend and spoon it out in a large jar to store for the week ahead. Divide the total spoons or scoops by the number of serves, so you know how many scoops you need to add to a bowl per serve.
Let's get started!
Makes: 1 serving
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 min
Total Time: 3 min
1 Dessert Spoon Desiccated Coconut
3/4 Dessert Spoon Psyllium Husk
1 1/2 Dessert Spoons of Chia Seed
1 Dessert Spoon of Hemp Seed
1/2 Dessert Spoon Pumpkin Seeds
1 Scoop/Serve Low Carb Vanilla Protein Powder (Plant based preferably)
1 Dessert Spoon Ground Almonds/Cashews
1/2 teaspoon Granulated Stevia
2 Tablespoons Organic Coconut Cream
Water to taste
75g Mixed Berries (Fresh or Frozen)
1 Tablespoons Coconut or Non Dairy Yoghurt
Sprinkle of Shaved Coconut
1. Add all the cereal ingredients to a bowl and mix together. Note that the husk and chia will soak up a lot of fluid, so you will need to have the mixture reasonably runny. It will firm up the longer you leave it.
2. Either mix in the berries, or add coconut yoghurt and top with berries and shaved coconut. Sprinkle with seeds to garnish. (Optional)
Tip: Make the night before and store in a mason jar so you take to work with you. You may need to add a splash of coconut milk or cream if the mix has firmed up too much.