Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Breakfast of Champions

Dear Readers,

Happy 2013!  I don't know about you, but my new year's resolution is to focus on my health.  Oh I know - this resolution really doesn't set me apart from all other Americans.  But, after a lot of discussion and research Sweetie and I are going to focus on eating a plant-based diet for our health.  I mean, we need to be around when Muffin becomes President of the United States, so might as well focus on disease prevention now, right?

To get us on our way, we watched a short "kitchen rescue" video with Rip Esselstyn, author of the Engine 2 Diet and son of one of the doctors in my fav Forks Over Knives.  He's also a tri-athelete and got his whole firefighting group in TX to switch to a plant-based diet, so he knows a thing or two about implementing healthy foods into an active lifestyle.

Anyhow, Rip put together a super hearty, healthy cereal that he swears by Monday through Friday.  It looked yummy and super easy, so I bought the goods and it's great!  Best thing is it's not expensive, it stays with you and you can throw it together in a snap.  Working Mommy perfection!

Engine 2 Breakfast Cereal

Mix the following in a bowl (Watch out - your cereal will grow exponentially.  If you make too much, just put half aside for tomorrow):

Shredded Wheat (the real deal; careful - some other versions, including Kashi, have a lot of sugar)
Uncle Sam Cereal
Ezikiel Sprouted Grain Cereal
Old Fashioned Oats* (not instant)
Ground Flax seed* (apparently the seeds don't digest unless ground)
Chopped walnuts*

Next, choose a mix of fruit toppings:  Raisins*, dried blueberries*, berries, kiwi, banana, mango, etc.

(*Look for these items in the bulk foods section.)

Mix all with some unsweetened plant-based milk (soy, almond, coconut, rice) or regular milk and enjoy.

To your health!

1 comment:

  1. Another great vegitarian breakfast is Ezekiel bread (you wouldn't believe how good this is), almond butter and sliced bananas. I like it becuase you don't have to make anything (like oatmeal) so I can just bring the bread, almond butter and bananas to the office.