So now that we all know how much I LOVE breakfast, here is another super quick and easy recipe for the morning. I was kidding about the loving breakfast thing. I enjoy very few things in the morning. I wish I did. I have kids that absolutely love the morning. Maybe one day I’ll come around. Until then, I’ll stay in my bed every possible second that I can before I have to get up. And let’s be honest, I clearly need to take a class in food photography. I’m not sure what this picture looks like but I swear it tastes better than it looks. I wanted you to have an idea of the consistency that this recipe has though!
This breakfast rocks. There is not much easier than this. I try to soak the nuts the night before since they can be hard on digestion when eaten in larger amounts. But I don’t always remember. You can try a lot of variations of this. We really like pecans, almonds, and cashew, but pretty much any mix of nuts would work. I’ve also recently discovered the awesomeness of hemp seeds. And yes, awesomeness is a word. They are a great source of protein which is great when we’re tired of eggs and don’t have any meat for the morning. I get mine from HERE. They are also usually available at Costco which is super awesome! Their chia seeds are available there too. Double awesome.
I hope this is another one that makes your morning easier and gets some healthy energy in your kids!
- 1 1/2 cup mixed nuts (we use whatever is on hand but usually cashews, almonds and pecans)
- 1 ripe banana
- 4 tablespoons raw hemp seeds
- 1/2 – 1 cup boiling water
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Put the nuts in a bowl and cover with lukewarm water and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt the night before (optional)
- If you soaked your nuts (and I hope you do to make it easier on your tummy!), wash them until the water runs clear and add them to the blender
- Put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender except the water
- Turn on the blender and slowly add the hot water until you have the thickness and consistency you like
- Add honey if a sweeter cereal is desired (the ripe banana makes this a very sweet dish though)
- We usually like a cereal that is mostly smooth with some nut chunks left in
- Spoon into bowls and eat!
You can use a coconut milk or raw milk instead of the hot water. This would give it a bit of a creamier flavor. We usually just use the water and I add a tad bit of coconut milk or homemade hazelnut milk to the top.