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Recipe: Crisp Apple and Almond “Cereal”

Recipe: Crisp Apple and Almond “Cereal”

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As a kid, I spent my mornings watching cartoons munching on big bowl of brightly-colored, sugar-coated cereal drowning in (what was once white) milk. Although The Rugrats have been replaced by my iPad, 27 years later, I still enjoy a good bowl of cereal every morning. But this time is doesn’t come from a box with a prize inside!

I now kick start my days with a healthy bowl of this apple-based "cereal." The delicious low-calorie crisp apple fills your bowl as any toasted grain would, but these fiber-full bites don’t get soggy when topped with milk! And let’s not beat around the bush: those sweet potassium-powered bananas add even more flavor (and fiber). The dried fruit provides a nice texture, while the heart-healthy almonds give a great protein packed crunch to your bowl. And certainly no healthful breakfast is complete with out an antioxidant-rich sprinkle of cinnamon (because you know how much we love cinnamon).

Recipe: Crisp Apple and Almond "Cereal"

Serves 1

What You’ll Need:

1 small Granny Smith apple
½ banana, sliced (or ¼ cup banana chips)
1 tablespoon mixed dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, and/or dates)
1/4 cup almonds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup almond milk

What to Do:

  1. Slice apple, remove core, and dice into ½-inch pieces. Place in a cereal bowl.
  2. place the banana slices on top of the apple. Add dried fruit and almonds.
  3. Pour cold almond milk over the top, and sprinkle with cinnamon and ginger.

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