On a lazy fall morning, try this loaded baked sweet potato recipe. You can pile it high with coconut yogurt, berries, figs, and your favorite superfoods, like dried mulberries or coconut shavings. The options are endless! If you want one of these babies during the week, pre-bake the sweet potato, and then simply reheat in the morning and add your toppings.
This Mango Coconut Chia Seed Pudding keeps you fueled for hours and crushes sugar-cravings…hello healthy breakfast!
One of my favorite breakfasts is a veggie scramble made with copious amounts of veggies and two organic eggs. This particular Power Veggie Scramble recipe was made specifically with veggies that support healthy hair growth.
As you may be aware by now, cauliflower can be anything, including cauliflower oatmeal. This relatively easy to prepare and quick recipe may become a staple in your morning rotation.
Why Cauliflower Oatmeal?
- Most people can use more vegetables in their diet, so why not sneak some in at the breakfast table, a place where they are often absent?
- Grains -even gluten-free grains – can be problematic for some people. I am one of those people, and I find I feel better without them. I’ll occasionally have rice, but I’m currently experimenting without them. Oatmeal used to be one of my favorite breakfasts, but I find I can no longer tolerate it and it makes me sick. So, cauliflower to the rescue.
- It’s vegan, paleo, AIP, & Whole30 compliant, so you can please everyone at the table.
- It keeps your blood sugar stable. Unlike oatmeal, which causes a blood sugar spike, this is a low glycemic meal. There are no refined ingredients, nor sugar or sweeteners added. The creamy coconut milk, warming cinnamon and vanilla, and a pinch of salt are all you need. You can top it with your favorite berries or fruit for a little sweetness, and nuts or seeds for a little crunch.
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I get my produce from my local farmer’s market, but Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods are great options to save time and have organic produce shipped to your door!
Coconut milk is a staple in my kitchen, and I use it in a variety of recipes, from smoothies, to desserts, to my favorite quick 20-min veggie curry. I was using the So Delicious brand culinary coconut milk for a while, which comes in a BPA-free tetrapack, but it seems to (sadly) be discontinued.
Traditionally I have used the Thai Kitchen Organic Coconut Milk, but it does come in a BPA-lined can, which I generally avoid as much as I can. Although it is less than ideal to consume it, I rationalize that I have a healthy enough diet and lifestyle that a little BPA here and there won’t cause an issue.
BUT, in an effort to be more proactive, and avoid exposure, my new thing is coconut milk powder. which you can then add hot water to to make coconut milk. You would use 1 Tbsp. coconut milk powder per 1/2 cup water. So, to make a can equivalent, you’d want to use about 3 Tbsp coconut milk powder + 1 1/2 cups hot (almost boiling) water.
Try This Cauliflower Oatmeal (grain-free, vegan, paleo, AIP, Whole30)
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Cauliflower Breakfast Porridge
- 1¼ cup coconut milk *
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 4-5 cups cauliflower riced (1 small head)**
- Pinch pink salt
- coconut flakes unsweetened
- 2 Tbsp. flax seed crushed
- kiwi sliced, or your favorite fruit
- Combine coconut milk, water if using, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir and let heat up for 3 minutes.
- Add cauliflower and turn heat down to medium low. Let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Once cauliflower is cooked through, remove from heat and stir in pink salt to taste. Remove to serving bowls. Top with any desired toppings, such as flax, coconut flakes, fruit, nuts or seeds, as you wish.
*You can thin out the coconut milk with water if desired: instead of 1 1/4 cups coconut milk, use 1 cup coconut milk and 1/4 cup water. **To rice the cauliflower, you can either throw small pieces of it into a food processor or high speed blender, or manually chop it by hand into small, rice-size pieces. Conversely, you can sometimes find pre-cut riced cauliflower in the fresh section of health food stores or frozen. ***This is great without added sweetener, but if you prefer more sweetness, add 2 pitted and sliced dates to the top and stir in, or to the coconut milk at the beginning. **** Cauliflower Oatmeal saves well, and can be re-heated throughout the week. Simply store leftovers in air-tight container in the fridge. When ready to reheat, add a portion to a dry pan with 1 tablespoon of water and heat over medium low heat for about 3 minute or so, until warmed through, stirring occasionally throughout. Add the toppings after reheating.
Start your morning with this alkalizing celery lemonade. It’s great for digestion and elimination.
Who says you need to eat something sweet for breakfast? You don’t, and you’re better off with something like this low glycemic spiced cauliflower Paleo breakfast bowl, loaded with veggies, protein, and healthy fat that will keep you fueled for hours and hours.