For decades, my day has not started without a bowl of cereal. You can read a bit about that on my about page, so I won’t repeat myself here. But, for the past month, not a drop of cereal has passed these lips. I think it’s safe to say that I have broken the addiction.
Like a smoker becoming a gum chewer, I have found a replacement for my cereal addiction. It meets all the criteria that cereal used to meet. It’s quick, tasty, filling, healthy, gluten-free, requires no cooking, and most importantly, is eaten out of a bowl. (Hey, I have to live up to my mommy bowl reputation, right?) What is this new addiction? I’ve dubbed it the “fruit and nut bowl.” Like cereal, it comes in many varieties, though I do tend to get a wee bit stuck on one or two iterations. My latest fixation is this one:
This bowl contains one grated organic pink lady apple, a handful of raw walnuts, a sprinkling of unsweetened dried coconut, and a spoonful of flax seed. I topped it all off with some cold almond milk. Delicious.
Of course, there’s also this one:
This one is a chopped organic banana, some raisins, some unsalted dry roasted peanuts, a bit of flax seed, and some rice milk. I call this one my Elvis bowl. (Bananas and peanuts really are delicious together.)
The combinations are infinite, and will vary with whatever organic fruit looks good at the market. When there was a great sale on some organic cherries, I mixed up cherries, almonds, coconut and coconut yogurt. Delicious, but I forgot to take a picture. Just trust me that it was far prettier than these other ones, okay?
What do you eat to beat the cereal addiction?