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)
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!