For those of us the run, here is a quick and easy-to-prepare breakfast cereal that is healthy and provides a good source of natural protein.
Quick Crunchy “Cereal” (from The Grain Brian)
What you need:
- ¼ cup crunched raw, unsalted walnuts (or other nuts)
- ¼ cup coconut flakes
- 1 handful of fresh berries
- 2/3 cup almond milk
Combine the ingredients in a bowl and enjoy.
Why it’s so healthy:
The coconut flakes are a great source of natural protein. The berries (blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries or strawberries) give the cereal extra flavor and add a large dose of brain-healthy antioxidants. The almond milk is not mandatory – you could use lowfat or skim milk. But almond milk gives the cereal a sweeter taste but without the added sugar. Plus the almond milk provides protein, healthful fats, vitamins and minerals. (If you want to read about other health benefits of almond milk, click here.)
I get my coconut from Tropical Traditions because they carry the best selection of organic coconut products.
Check back on Friday to learn about a breakfast drink that you can make on the run. It’s perfect for keeping those antioxidants flowing during the cold winter months.
To your health!