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Friday, September 11, 2009

Gimme Some Shuggah Brekkie Cereal : for when you're missing your morning yummy O's

Breaking the sugary cereal habit in the morning can be a rough here's a little recipe that might help you out. Make an extra serving for tomorrow and chill the remainder. It's more sugary on day two and it's already chilled. (great hot too though!)

Gimme Some Shuggah Brekkie Cereal:

Chop finely 1/2 of a medium apple
2nd small fruit of choice - chop a 1/2 of an apricot, peach, pear, persimmon, plum, etc
Add 1 tbsp raisins or chop finely 3 small prunes, 3 dates, or 3 small dried apricots (picking any dried fruit free of sulfur dioxide and extra sugars)
you'll also need cinnamon and garam masala (an indian spice made of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and cardamom, among a few other spices)
1/8 cup of raw sliced almonds (optional topping)


Boil a small amount of water in a point (fill it about 1" up the side of the pot), place a steamer basket in the pot, or if you do not have a steamer basket, place a metal colander over the pot
Add all of your fresh and dried fruits to the basket and sprinkle with cinnamon and garam masala
Steam lightly only a few minutes so that the fresh fruits soften, but still have a bit of consistency (cooking food all the way through will de-nature the enzymes in the food, absolving it of many of it's nutrients)
Transfer steamed fruit into a bowl (or if you've doubled the recipe, separate servings and place into two glass bowls, cover and place in the refrigerator. I prefer this chilled in the summer, but it's nice warm in the fall. Up to you. If you want to eat your cereal cold right away just pop it in the freezer for a few minutes while you jump in the shower and finish up your morning routine.

Serve topped with fresh almond milk (or milk alternative of your choice) and raw sliced almonds.

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