Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Yum

Today, I tried something new. Homemade, raw, "Veggie Cereal." Yeah, I know you're going "WHAT?" just like I was when I read this recipe on MckMama's blog. But it sounded so healthy, I was intrigued. Today I tried it, and I think it's blog-worthy. I even took a picture, which I will add later when I get it off my camera. So the next time you are feeling hungry, munchy, or like you need more veggies, try this!

Veggie Cereal

3 T raw pecans
3 peeled baby carrots
1/2 c. raw cauliflower
1/2 c. raw broccoli
1 large apple, cored, peeled
cinnamon

Put the nuts and carrots in a food processor and pulse until they are in small pieces. Add the cauliflower, broccoli, and apple (I cut these in chunks) and pulse until the size of couscous. (For those of you who are not into couscous, it's like a half grain of rice or so).

The original recipe says to scoop some into a bowl and top with cinnamon and almond milk and eat like cereal. I mixed cinnamon into mine first, and I used vanilla (sweetened) almond milk because I am a wuss about trying a Veggie Cereal with plain almond milk. It was really good!! It's crunchy and a bit sweet and apple-y. She says your kids won't even know what they are eating, but my kids knew really fast. "What are those green things mom??? THAT'S BROCCOLI!!!!" and "Hey aren't those orange things carrots?? Mom is this cereal made of VEGETABLES??" They were good sports and tried it but my daughter hauled butt to the nearest trash can to spit it out before she gagged up her entire lunch, and my veggie-loving son turned it down after a taste. He just likes his veggies straight, I guess. But anyway my point is that this is really yummy to ME, but if you think you're going to trick any kid over the age of 3 into thinking this is "cereal," don't bank on it.

Still, I enjoyed it a LOT and I am going to be making this often!

The original recipe can be seen here.

I'm doing great with my eating, updating on Twitter, and feeling amazing :)

9 comments:

Cammy said...

I may have to try this, maybe even without the milk. :)

Sassle said...

Great recipe and its also great to hear how well you're doing :)

Sassle!

eilismaura said...

This sounds sooo interesting!!! I am going to spread the word!

anne h said...

Another great post on your award-winning blog! I gave a shout out to you on my blog - inspired still from your post two weeks ago. Dichotomy. Yummy recipe by the way!

destinationathlete said...

Hmmm...that sounds really interesting! I might have to try it - the last recipe I tried out was the butternut squash mac and it's now Hubs' favorite recipe. ;o)

rachel421 said...

creativity and scrumminess! its a win/win!

its like the cauliflower mash. keeps the traditional cereal habit solid, but in a healthy way. excellent. :)

Lucrecia said...

I'm intrigued, and now I want to try it!! I'm so happy to hear how positive you are feeling!

Rachel said...

try all sorts of different spices!

flyingwoman said...

So I made this tonight... I don't like almond milk, so I used skim, lots of cinnamon and a little splenda. I thought it was interesting, but only half convincing as a cereal.

I then discovered that if you add a 1:3 ratio of Ezekiel 4:9 cinnamon raisin cereal to it, it rounds out both the taste and the texture. A great way to add raw veggies and reduce carbs calories!

I'm shocked.