Monday, February 6, 2012

Tropical Paleo Cereal


Cereal was one of the hardest things for Mr. What I Gather to give up when we switched to Paleo. He ate a bowl of cereal for breakfast in the morning and sometimes a second (and maybe third) for dinner. We bought somewhere in the range of 4-6 boxes of cereal each week...for two people! We could put down some cereal. Our switch to Paleo put an end to our cereal days, but we sometimes still crave that cereal fix. This breakfast is both healthy and you still get the satisfying crunch and sweetness of cereal.

This tropical cereal is a tasty combination of flavors, but you can really make this with any variety of fruit and nuts that you have on hand. We sometimes use almond milk in place of coconut milk, but when using coconut milk we have started buying only Trader Joe's canned coconut milk. Theirs seems to have the least added ingredients and it pours smoothly instead of getting all clumpy inside the can like some coconut milk does.

If you are making the switch to Paleo, this makes a great "transition" meal. You just might not yet ready for brussels sprouts and broccoli in the morning. It'll happen, trust me. My breakfasts look much more like dinners these days.

I hope you enjoy this delicious tropical treat and I would love to hear what kind of combinations you come up with in your own kitchen!

Tropical Paleo Cereal
Serves - 1 to 2
Prep Time - 10 minutes

Ingredients

-1 kiwi, chopped
-1/3 cup pineapple, chopped
-1/3 cup mango, chopped
-1/2 banana, sliced
-Handful of sunflower seeds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, or whatever you have on hand
-6 oz coconut milk
-Sprinkle of cinnamon

Directions

-Add fruit and nuts or seeds to a bowl.
-Top with coconut milk.
-Sprinkle with cinnamon.




6 comments:

  1. Since we don't have a Trader Joe's, what is the next best coconut milk you recommend?

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    1. We also get the Thai Kitchens brand of canned coconut milk. It does get kinda thick and clumpy in the can, though, so you really have to shake it up before opening.

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    2. Native Forest Unsweetened Coconut Milk is very good. Their cans are also BPA free. I like the consistency of theirs over Joe's, too. With free shipping it can be purchased by the case through Amazon, making the cost per can lower than what I can find it for locally.

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    3. I never thought to order it online - good tip!

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  2. I have a magic bullet and put the contents of the can in THAT and blend away! Added plus is the MB has a screw-on lid so I can keep the leftovers in the fridge.

    Also, I've seen coconut milk in cartons like almond milk. HAve you tried that?

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    1. That is such a good idea with the Magic Bullet...wish we had one now. :)
      We sometimes buy the coconut milk in the cartons, but they tend to have a lot of other added ingredients (the brands I have seen anyway) so we stick with the cans for the most part.

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