GFCF Power Breakfast Cereal

by Misty

cereal

Many people have asked me what I feed my kiddos for breakfast, but the real question is what do I NOT feed my kids for breakfast? At the very top of that list is cereal from a box. I occasionally buy fun, natural gluten-free cereals for an afternoon snack, but they do NOT make a decent breakfast! Breakfast should be packed with good fats, protein and healthy carb choices. Every cell in our bodies is made of fats, proteins and water, so this is what every cell in our body needs to thrive.

And guess what? This little bowl of cereal is filled with just that. I keep a bag pre-made in the fridge at all times for those mornings we’re in an extra hurry. There are endless ways to modify this for your family, so get creative. And enjoy – this is one bowl of cereal you can feel good about giving your kiddos for breakfast!

GFCF Power Breakfast Cereal

Base Ingredients:

– 3 cups gluten-free oats – like Bob’s Red Mill Quick Oats (good carbs and vitamins)

– 3 cups Perky’s Crunchy Flax Cereal by Enjoy Life (good carbs and omega 3 fatty acids)

Add-Ins:

– 1 cup chopped nuts – we love almonds, walnuts and pecans (protein, good fats, vitamins, minerals)

– 1/2 cup hemp seeds (complete source of protein)

– 1/4 cup flax meal (protein, fats, omega 3s!)

– 1/4 cup sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds (healthy fats, vitamins, protein)

– 1 cup dried fruit, like raisins, cranberries, cherries, blueberries, papaya (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants)

– 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon (aids in digestion)

– Optional for an occasional treat: 1/4 cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips (fun!)

Directions:

– Combine all ingredients in large ziplock bag and shake well. Refrigerate.

– Scoop into a bowl and top with your favorite non-dairy milk and fresh fruit

– Drizzle with a touch of raw honey for added sweetness

Enjoy!

Tip: replace non-dairy milk with non-dairy yogurt for a very fancy parfait.

Tip: Don’t forget a glass of water a few minutes before your kids eat breakfast! It’s so important to hydrate them before school and drinking water about 30 minutes before eating primes the digestive enzymes to function best at the meal.

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