Branch out Breakfast part 2!

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So, as I said in my earlier post, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Every morning I wake up and look forward to the deliciousness that will be the first meal of my day! Since I am a creature of habit, I tended to eat the same thing every morning. It was usually some sort of oatmeal. Lately, I have been “branching out” and trying all sorts of yummy grains.  Yesterday, I experimented with this stuff :

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I have never tried Gluten free Rice and Shine. While I was making it, I wasn’t sure I would like it. I couldn’t tell if I would like the consistency since the photo looks a bit mushy on the box. BOY WAS I WRONG!

I LOVED IT

What did I LOVE so much about Rice and Shine?

Well, to start out, it is gluten-free. It’s (surprise surprise) gluten free, really low in fat, and relatively high in protein. The best part was a simple 1/4 cup of this cereal expanded to a huge bowl! I love big breakfasts and I was really happy that one portion was so filling. It also absorbed all of the flavors I added to it which made for a delicious meal 🙂

…It had Chocolate

 

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Lots of chocolate….

 

…..and NutButter

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It was heaven in a bowl….

“Reeses” Rice and Shine

  • 1/4 cup Rice and Sine Cereal
  • 1 1/2 TBS cacao powder
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 TBS Nut Butter of choice
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee
  • pinch of salt
  • stevia
  • optional: Shredded coconut flakes, 1 TBS chocolate chips

Instructions:

In a pan, bring water to a boil. Add rice and shine cereal, chia seeds, salt  and stevia. Allow to cook for about 7 minutes or until cereal has absorbed most of the water. Add brewed coffee.  Allow to absorb. Once cereal is totally cooked, add nut butter, cocoa/cacao powder, fruit and optional ingredients. Mix completely.

ENJOY!!!!

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Like I said, the cereal really took on the flavors I added. It was rich in chocolate and the sunflower seed butter really came through. I was so pleasantly surprised!

Try something new, you may find that it’s your new favorite meal!

xoxoSYN

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