By Kaya Peters.
This warming breakfast bowl will satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way and add just that little extra to your Saturday morning moment. Suitable for people with gluten intolerance, this breakfast recipe is a great variation on the regular breakfast cereals you can find in the supermarket, without the added sugar and artificial ingredients.
Ingredients (serves one)
Half a hand full of unsweetened corn flakes
Half a hand full of unsweetened rice crispies
1 dried fig, cut in small pieces
1 apple, peeled and diced
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut chips
1 tbsp fresh blueberries
2 tbsp goats yoghurt
1 generous tbsp mixed pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, toasted
a dash of good quality soy milk (Bonsoy is your best option)
a dash of fresh orange juice
cinnamon powder to taste
cloves powder to taste
ginger powder to taste
a pinch of sea salt
Place the cornflakes, rice crispies, coconut chips and dried fig pieces in a breakfast bowl and add a little soymilk and orange juice. Set aside to soak shortly. In the meantime, place the apple pieces with the raisins in a pot and add water to cover and cinnamon, cloves and ginger to taste. Bring to a boil and cook until apple is soft and mushy. Poor the apple mixture into the bowl and top with the goats yoghurt. Add the blueberries and toasted seeds on top and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Serve warm with a delicious grain-cappuccino (recipe can be found in the snacks, drinks & shakes section).
Healthy Tip: Believe it or not, but commercial breakfast cereals are often full of sugar, preservatives and artificial ingredients, even though their packaging might tell you differently. Words like “Light” ”All natural” and “No sugar added” are misleading and often not even true! Get into the habit of reading labels of the products you want to purchase and opt for natural muesli’s and cereals, or even better: choose your favorite ingredients like dried fruits, nuts, seeds and oat- or buckwheat flakes, and make a muesli yourself!
Kaya Peters is a certified yoga teacher, whole food nutritionist and holistic health & fitness professional. She is the founder of Allround Health for Life and teaches her programs, classes and retreats around the world. In addition, she is a contributing writer for several online magazines and forums. Kaya is currently based in the United Arab Emirates. For more info, visit www.allroundhealthforlife.com.