Looking for a cereal alternative that is paleo friendly? Well, the Natural Heart Doctor has you covered!
Sometimes eggs and avocados (however tasty and nutritious) get old and we want something a little sweeter for breakfast. For these days, our Paleo Breakfast Cereal will get your day started with everything you need and nothing you don’t.
The following are our favorite ingredients to include below. Grab a bowl and fill it up with your desired mix -ins.
- 1 cup homemade nut milk (our recipe here) OR our Daily Defense mixed in water as “the milk.”
Homemade nut milk provides a low sugar replacement to dairy while supplying important heart-healthy nutrients like vitamin E and minerals. Making your own nut milks also avoids the preservatives, emulsifiers, and harmful packaging often used in store bought brands.
- ¼ cup soaked nuts or pre-sprouted nuts (Brazil, macadamia, pecan, walnut, almond, or hazelnuts).
Soaking and sprouting your nuts prior to consumption decreases the anti-predation chemical called phytic acid contained in the outer layer and increases the health properties. Phytic acid is difficult for our gut to break down and can increase inflammation and intestinal permeability conditions.
To sprout your own nuts, wash and then soak them in high quality water overnight. In the morning, drain the water and leave out on the counter covered with a dish towel to dry. You can also pop them in the oven for 10-15 minutes to restore their crunch.
- 2-3 tablespoons coconut flakes or shredded coconut
Coconut meat is a rich source of dietary fiber and medium chain triglycerides. Be sure to purchase the unsweetened and organic varieties to avoid unnecessary ingredients.
- Sprinkle of raw cacao nibs
Cacao is one of the richest food sources of our favorite mineral for heart health; magnesium. It is also rich in flavonoids and antioxidants important for reducing oxidative stress and feeding beneficial gut bacteria.
- 1-2 tablespoons chia seeds
Chia seeds are another excellent source of fiber and rich in antioxidants. Chia seeds are also a great source of protein and are high in omega-3 fatty acids for heart health. The longer you allow the chia seeds to sit in your nut milk, the thicker it will get, so you can play with this as you like!
- Optional to top with fresh seasonal fruits!
Our favorites are dark, antioxidant-rich and low glycemic index berries or fresh peaches/nectarines. In the fall when pomegranate is in season is a great time to incorporate the juicy and nutritious seeds as a topping!
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