Thursday, July 28, 2011

Two Quick Grain-Free Breakfasts/Snacks!

This recipe has been posted all over the place, at Elana's Pantry, Diet Dessert and Dogs, and originally, at Replenish PDX.  It's for a grain-free, gluten-free hot cereal, or cream of wheat if you will.  Looks really good!  I'd actually love to eat without blending and add some yogurt and fruit.  But here is my version:

Grain-Free, Gluten, and Sugar Free Porridge

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1-2 tablespoon flax seeds (beware what happens to flax when it mixes with water!  If you're not expecting it, um, you might be in for shock.  Admittedly, the snot-like consistency is not the most appetizing thing in the world.  Leave it out if it's too icky for ya!)
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup boiling water (I just put a cup of water in the microwave for 2min)
  • pinch of salt
  • optional- chia seeds, sliced blanched almonds or other nut, sunflower seeds, but TBH, you won't need it- this is incredibly filling.  I did like it with some sliced strawberries though.  Use what you have!
  1. Combine all dry ingredients in the dry container of blender
  2. Blend until finely ground
  3. Transfer mixture to a bowl
  4. Pour hot water over mixture, stir, then let sit for 5 minutes to thicken
  5. Serve with fruit and a bit of yogurt mixed in!

Another great, quick breakfast option that I actually had for dinner last night was just a bowl of berries, with sunflower seeds (I got a huge bag of unsalted sunflower seeds at TJ's and am obsessed!) and yogurt.  Throw in some flax, almonds, and unsweetened shredded coconut for more filling meal.  Yum!  Try it!  Especially now while you can get amazing berries at the store!

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