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 :
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
Lots of chocolate….
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
- optional: Shredded coconut flakes, 1 TBS chocolate chips
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.
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!