Nourishing Hot Cereal (that's not oatmeal)

breakfast inspired meals Sep 12, 2021

Looking for a hot cereal to fuel that beautiful temple of yours...that’s not oatmeal? Seek no further!


I am admittedly addicted to this recipe and I just know you’ll love it too. In fact, this photo was taken inside of my car. I ate it on the way to the gym (don't worry...Wayne was driving 😉 ). Yes, it's that good!


It fills me with an abundance of energy, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fats. To save time, I portion the cereal ingredients and dry toppings ahead of time and store in small containers for the week. Give it a try and let me know how you like it!


Nourishing Hot Cereal (that's not oatmeal) 

 

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time 2-5 minutes
Servings: 1

 

INGREDIENTS 

  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed (you can purchase it already ground as “flaxseed meal” or in the whole seed form and grind yourself using a coffee grinder)
  • 2 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1 scoop Ancient Nutrition Vanilla Multi Collagen Protein (optional, but a really good idea...especially if you have achy joints or are trying to improve your gut health!)
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 6-8 oz. unsweetened almond or coconut milk 

Optional Toppings:

  • 1 small apple (or ½ of large), chopped
  • Handful of fresh berries or thawed frozen cranberries (my favorite!)
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • Small handful of walnuts, almonds, pecans, or pumpkin seeds (toasting nuts/seeds ahead of time brings out the flavor!)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp. cacao nibs
  • Extra cinnamon
  • Drizzle of raw honey or pure maple syrup (although if you are using Ancient Nutrition Vanilla Multi Collagen Protein it will be sweet enough!)

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Add flaxseed, chia seeds, collagen (if using), cinnamon and almond milk to a bowl. 

  2. Stir until combined. 

  3. Microwave for 90 seconds. Alternatively you can heat in a small saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Stir and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.  

  4. Remove from microwave or stove and let sit for a few minutes to thicken. Mixture will get thicker the longer it sits!

  5. Add desired toppings and enjoy! 

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