Welcome to Day 9 of 30 Days to a Food Revolution. Our guest blogger is Alissa from Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen. Alissa Segersten is the founder of Whole Life Nutrition, a health and wellness business based in Bellingham Washington. She holds a BS in Nutritional Sciences from Bastyr University and is the co-author of The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, a cookbook and reference guide for eating wholesome, nourishing food. She has four young children who love to cook and taste test her new recipes. She and her family enjoy harvesting food in their own gardens and throughout the area in which they live. Alissa and her husband Tom Malterre, a certified nutritionist, teach cooking classes locally. Tom also travels nationwide lecturing to large groups on various nutrition-related topics. Visit their website at www.WholeLifeNutrition.net or say hello to them on twitter @WLNutrition!
Alissa’s Recipe: Rice and Nut milk Hot Cereal
Alissa’s Tip: Breakfast can be quick and nutritious
Breakfast is often said to be the foundation meal for the day. Sugary breakfast cereals cause a quick spike in blood sugar followed by an uncomfortable and often irritable “low.” This is often the case even with low or no sugar commercial breakfast cereals. I know they are convenient but what if there were other ways to have a quick, nutritious breakfast?
We often have one or two different types of whole grain cooked and ready to be used for any meal. Whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa, and millet, are considered complex carbohydrates. This means they provide a steady, slow release of sugar into the blood keeping you energized for hours!
On really busy mornings, with four little ones to feed, I like to reheat leftover cooked short grain brown rice with a high-protein nut milk. I will use either freshly made cashew milk or macadamia nut milk. Now I know this may sound exotic and complicated but it is really quite simple!
To make either cashew or macadamia nut milk: First take a small handful of either raw cashews or raw macadamia nuts and place them into a Vita-Mix or another high-powered blender. Add about 2 to 2 ½ cups water and a pinch of sea salt. Blend on high until very smooth and creamy. Add a dash of maple syrup if desired.
Rice and Nut milk Hot Cereal
I often make a much larger batch to feed my family and I usually never measure. These measurements work to serve about 2 to 3 people. We like to top the cereal with ground raw almonds, a little coconut sugar, and frozen blueberries.
3 cups cooked short grain brown rice
2 cups nut milk or your favorite unsweetened milk
pinch sea salt
few dashes maple syrup (optional)
Place all ingredients into a small pot and heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened and warm.
More Nutritious Breakfast Recipes from www.NourishingMeals.com:
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