Quote of the Day:
“When you know better you do better.”
― Maya Angelou
Many, many years ago in a land not so far away, I used to cook oatmeal on the stove every morning and dump in a buncha protein powder when it was done. Then I’d eat it hot, straight from the pot.
Man, I loved that hot cereal.
Now, some fourteen and a half years later, I realized that I’m still making the same thing for breakfast—only better (for many reasons, which I’ll explain below.*) Plus, I eat it out of a bowl, along with my five kiddos, who munch it right next to me.
Try out this recipe, and smile—because you’re giving your body gluten-free whole grains, vegetarian protein, clean superior nutrition and a warmth and satiation in the belly that can’t be beat.
And stay tuned over the next few weeks for variations, because over the years, I’ve discovered so many ways to make this amazing hot cereal that one recipe just ain’t gonna be enough!
1-1/3 cups organic oat bran hot cereal
1 to 2 scoops vanilla egg white protein powder
2-2/3 cups vanilla-flavored almond milk
1/4 tsp. fine Himalayan salt crystals
What to do (so easy!):
In a large saucepan, bring almond milk and salt to a boil. (Note: Be sure to add the salt while the almond milk is cold or you’ll have an almond milk explosion on yo’ stovetop. Don’t ask how I know this!)
Stir in hot cereal, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 2 minutes or until still slightly thin (your hot cereal masterpiece will thicken substantially later).
Turn off the heat and stir in protein powder. This is totally personal—if you want more protein, add more powder, if you want less, add less. Add coconut crystals to taste. (Note: Taste your cereal before adding this raw sweetener because the protein powder will sweeten it as well.)
Cover and let stand for a few minutes. Enjoy!
*Why this hot cereal is better than the one I used to make:
The oat bran cereal is organic. I now use almond milk instead of cow’s milk. Not that there’s anything wrong with cow’s milk, because there ain’t. In fact, I use cow’s milk sometimes, just to keep my body guessing and able to digest anything. Raw coconut crystals are better for you and taste better than ordinary white sugar. Himalayan crystal salt—also better for you than plain iodized salt. Look it up!
Have the best day ever!
Taylor plus 5
Taylor Wells, M.A., M.Ed., RYT, owns Prana Power Yoga, Inc., super-mom.com and Prana Super-mom Consulting. She is also a Boston Herald columnist and blogger, United Nations Yoga Peace Ambassador, activist, and happy Super-mom of 5 kids.