I love smoothies and juices as much as the next health-centric vegan gal, but once in a while, my mouth is all, “I’m bored.” Okay, okay, mouth, I hear you. Sometimes you just need a little crunch and a lot of chew. This breakfast was my attempt to provide a little textural variety to my morning meal.
Since I’m still sticking to a mostly low-fat raw vegan diet (upcoming post coming soon on why I’m not doing it 100% anymore), I decided to make this all fruit, no overt fat. Those guidelines made it pretty simple: just throw together the fruit I had in my fridge, then make some “banana milk” by blending a banana with a bit of water, and, because I had this after a pretty intense weight-lifting circuit class, I added some protein powder too.
After blending the banana milk, I chopped up an apple and a banana. I then threw in a little over half a pint of blueberries.
Then I added some dried superfood berries (goji and goldenberry), which really made this bowl pop! And, as I do with most things, I added a bunch of cinnamon to top it off.
Hearty Fruit Cereal
1-2 apples, chopped to bite-size pieces
1/2-1 pt of blueberries
dried superfood berries
Chop it all up and put in a bowl! Add cinnamon to top.
water (as much as you need for your desired consistency)
protein powder (optional)
Blend it up! Pour over your “cereal.”
I absolutely loved this bowl. The crunch of the dried berries gives you the semblance of crunchy cereal flakes, so it really felt like I was sitting down to a bowl of my childhood go-to breakfast. Except this version doesn’t leave you crashing from refined sugar and bad food combining!
Pure, delicious, and so easy.
Do you eat cereal? What was your favorite cereal growing up?