Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Perfect Breakfast

Thank goodness for those people who are so disciplined with their eating, and know how to take good care of themselves. They always have such incredible recipes....and bodies for that matter:).

Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian, Raw, and all Natural are not just fads. To some people these ways of eating are a way of life. The only way they get by. I'm sure if everyone was capable (or disciplined) of eating these ways, we would all be a lot healthier. But, since we lose control sometimes like the average human does, it is still nice to get recipes from these ways of eating and throw them in our menu once in awhile.
I have a friend (woman from my old neighborhood) that might be one of the healthiest eaters I've come across. She passed along a breakfast cereal recipe that literally might be one of the healthiest things I've put into my body. Although she has another name for this home-made cereal, I'm calling it the perfect breakfast, because to me it just might be.

I wanted everyone in on this hearty delight so we can all jump-start our day with a great feeling knowing we are eating healthy, and a good taste in our mouths!

Wheat Bran Cereal (The Perfect Breakfast)
1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 c. Oatmeal
2 c. Wheat Brad
2 tbls. Ground Flax Seed
1 tbls. Whole Flax Seed (for texture)
1 scoop of Protein Powder (optional-i never use protein powder)
3 Egg Whites
-Bring 2 1/2 cups of water with cinnamon to a boil. Add Oats and Wheat Bran, reduce to simmer. Cover and let cook for 2-3 minutes. Add Egg Whites and stir to mix. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Add Flax and Protein Powder if used.

*TIP: If you grind your own flax seed, it's good to eat it as soon as possible. Flaxseed is pretty delicate and starts losing it's nutrients pretty fast after grinding it.
P.s. How have the menu's been treating everyone? I would love to know!