May 13, 2016

Friday Feasting: Rip's Big Bowl

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day and really the most important for having a good mental day. We recently made some drastic changes to our diet for a myriad of reasons including heart health. The following recipe is a super yummy recipe we discovered right away that has made a big difference in avoid morning sugar crashes and hungry tummies. Plus, we've discovered the beauty of using oats just as they are and boy is it delicious and filling. The recipe comes from “The Engine 2 Diet” by Rip Esselstyn.

Rip's Big Bowl 

¼ cup Old-fashioned oats
¼ cup Grape-Nuts of Ezekiel brand equivalent
¼ cup Bite-size shredded wheat
¼ cup Uncle Sam Cereal
1 TBSP. Ground flax-seed meal
2 TBSP. Raisins Small handful of walnuts
1 banana, sliced
1 kiwi, sliced
1 grapefruit
¾ cup of whole milk OR almond milk OR coconut milk

Method: Toss all ingredients except the grapefruit and milk into a bowl. After cutting the grapefruit in half, use a small, sharp knife to remove the segments. Add the segments to the top of the bowl and squeeze in the juice. Top with milk.

**Just a couple of housekeeping notes. What you put in the big bowl is really flexible. If you're not setting out to achieve heart healthy or other dietary results then go crazy. When we first started making these we still had all sorts of opened boxes of mediocre cereal that we just tossed in. We love to use Kashi cereal, various granolas (Aldi has some yummy ones), blueberries, raspberries, and a bit of pure maple syrup.

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