Lately, I've been really enjoying a bowl of cereal as a snack in the evening or mid-afternoon. But this is no cereal from a box! This is a super-healthy, Paleo, grain free, gluten free, completely natural cereal made of vegetables! This isn't a new recipe to me; I shared it on my blog almost three years ago and just recently started making up batches and eating it again. I love this stuff! Make no mistake, it is NOT exactly like eating a bowl of cocoa puffs or Cheerios, but it IS delicious and sweet and reminiscent of having a bowl of cold cereal. And it's a great way to get those healthy raw veggies in each day!
3 Tbsp pecans
3 baby carrots (or use half a regular-sized, peeled carrot)
1/2 c. raw cauliflower
1/2 c. raw broccoli
1 apple, peeled and cored (medium or large; use an "eating" apple that is sweet)
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 rice. You can chop even smaller if you like, but I prefer the crunchy texture of bigger bits. Stir in a few good shakes of cinnamon. That's it! Raw veggie cereal! Store covered in the fridge.
To serve, just scoop some into a bowl and top with the milk of your choice. I really love it with unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk; it only has 20 calories per half cup and tastes delicious!
This recipe makes 2 large or 3 small servings. Here's the nutrition info for a large serving.
1 large serving (1/2 recipe) contains
8 g fat
16 g carbs
4.5 g fiber
2.3 g protein
This mixture can also be added to your favorite morning cereal such as bran flakes to give a nutritional boost and get your veggies in. I love eating it as is though!
I already rode my bike for 20 minutes this morning and will be heading out for my walk shortly. Every day I've been making myself a smoothie from my homemade yogurt, frozen berries, and raw local honey. It's so energizing, and my little girl is enjoying them too! Today's big meal was leftover vegetable stew with some Italian chicken sausage added; tomorrow I think I'll make a nice big pot roast with celery and carrots (and potatoes for the kids).
That's all for now. Enjoy your day!
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